6 years experience as a Producer, Mixer, Masterer based in Clapham, London.
A relative new-comer to the industry - in 6 short years Max has racked up recording and mixing credits for numerous top 40 artists including Bastille, the 1975, Jake Bugg, Years and Years, and Rizzle Kicks.
Starting out as a drummer, and still active on the UK gig circuit on keys/vocals, Max produces and mixes for hotly tipped artist 'The Beach' as well as many other solo artists and bands. No project is too small or too big, get in touch for quotes and an unbeatable price.
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Interview with Max Hons
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am particularly proud of 'The Beach - From Above' - Search it! Producer, Mixer and co-writer
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you cut me a deal on multiple tracks? Yes, drop me an email and we'll work something out. Have you really worked with Bastille, Rizzle Kicks, Jake bugg and all those people? Yes What did you do for them? Live recording, mixing and mastering for videos.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Flare. I'm still pretty young and excitable. I'll do whats necessary to make your track as good as it can be but my excitement level can be ascertained by looking at the volume knob on the console.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analogue, it makes most things more awesome. Having said that I do most things 'in the box'.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That bit where it sounds awesome right at the end of the mixing process, and your all just sitting there like "yeeeeah"
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, charger, wifi, amazon, credit card.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I dont like hard-core scream metal. I like everything else.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get stems, clean up, mix song, make awesome, send back.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Work from home mostly. I have a cool mac with some nice outboard gear to go with it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many many things!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do it till its right.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: My friends who are not musicians think I wake up late and do nothing all day. This is not true.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many stems, what style, who produced it, what do you plan to do with it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Is your song as good as you can make it? I can make it better, but sub-standard production will ultimately lead to a su-bstandard record.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 6 years
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: T Swift. The most professional, biggest pop star, can clearly sing and writes great songs. And she's hot?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you want one part to be louder, turn everything else down.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal Treatment
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal treatment, mixing, mastering.