Tape Worm 🪱
Hi there, I'm an audio engineer and a studio owner, I've worked with lots of artists during my 15 years of professional career in the industry.
Since I'm a musician myself I usually prefer accepting rock/metal music which is in my blood.
I'd be honored and so glad if I can make your music rock as it should. Please feel free to contact me and let me handle the dirty work. I know what to do with what you've done.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
Interview with PAYMAN
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed and mastered an album for a French punk band called PANIC QT'S, They're like rockstars in Japan, The album hit big by it's time in 2019.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A jazz fusion album with 9 tracks, A couple of single tracks, A documentary film sound design and my own band's new material.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, I'm new here but if I come across an individual who is good for a job, Why not.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, This is a long story, But to be short I'd say whenever I can't achieve some results with a digital processor I go to my analog gear, But it really depends on the material I'm working on. There are some properties in analog domain which don't exist in digital because of their different nature. So the best way for me is to get hybrid all the time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll work with all I have to achieve what you expect from me, I won't let you down if you also help me out.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the solitude of the studio environment and getting surgical on audio material.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make our song sound as good as this reference song we've brought over? Did you play and recorded as good as those guys? If yes sure I can, If no, Well let's see what will happen.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Audio engineers can repair what we couldn't do while making a song, No ! Please let us be creative instead of putting time to fix things up stuff.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you listen to these days?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask him what he/she listens to while driving.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My vintage 1952 PULTEC EQP-1 units, My beloved STUDER A807 tape machine, My SCHLUMBERGER UPS 6104 audio console, My vintage AKG BX20 spring reverb.And my UAD-2 DSP card and my computer for sure.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started learning audio when there were still analog studios around, So I've seen both worlds, I've been making money out of audio for 15 years, I started in my parents bedroom and ended up founding a beautifully designed and equipped recording studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Late night worker, Always reading stuff about my profession, A rock musician.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Trent Reznor, He is the most inspiring artist for me and I've learned a lot from listening to his music, Both musically and technical.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Everything starts with a good recording, Mixing would only shine if you have a good recorded material.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: M9dern Rock/Metal preferably.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and mastering, Tuning and editing very fast.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'd try my best bring an industry standard product and do my best to help with new ideas on the table if my client requests my artistic opinions.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: At first I always listen to the artist's expectations and try to understand and feel their music, Then I'll choose my work flow, I don't have a fixed work process because I believe working on any song or with any client requires a different decision and I have to adapt to certain situations.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've work with both digital and analog gear, Vintage and modern equipment which I've been lucky enough to gather in 15 years of my professional career.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, Rammstein
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio engineering, Mixing and mastering.