What are you working on at the moment?
A Dance version of a track written by Neil Taylor and the brief is for it to fit in Annie Macs playlist .
Analog or digital and why?
Both if needed depending on what you are trying to acheive !
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will keep to there goal and they will have a finished product they will be happy to play to anyone !
What do you like most about your job?
The creative process of hearing everything start coming together!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make my track sound like ..... And I will be honest about my answer and let them know how we can acheive there goal !
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I work 9 till 5 ! That would be nice!
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your goal and how can I get you there and do you like Coffee or Tea !
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be clear about what you want and the direction you are heading .
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A powerfull Apple Mac packed full of synths a UAD Apollo fully loaded an SSL Desk and a Neumann U87 mic .
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started out Djing and running my own nights at various clubs and spending a lot of time writing and learning ,then working as a keyboard tech on live tours whilst building my own set up for producing my own music and have been doing this for the past 18 years.
How would you describe your style?
I will leave that up to the listener as it changes to suit the genre although I like a meaty sound!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Calvin Harris as we come from a DJ ing background
Can you share one music production tip?
Make sure your kick is in the right key of your song .
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop and Dance , House Music .
What's your strongest skill?
Mixing and production
What do you bring to a song?
Focus , new ideas that will give a unique sound and Radio appeal , a good ear !
What's your typical work process?
I typically would start with the groove first and build from there leaving production and fx until last .I like to get all the writing done and then work with the sounds to get them right (less is more approach).
Tell us about your studio setup.
My Studio set up is all geared up around my Apple Mac and Uad plugins and the monitors and acoustic treatment .
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
So many ! Musicians and Producers that push boundaries !
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing , writing , arrangements , mastering and production .