Aaron Shuker

Mixing | Mastering | Drummer

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Thanks for checking out my sound better profile. I am an experienced musician and aspiring audio engineer that covers many genres of music. I am sure I can help you achieve your musical goals. Check out my work, but most importantly- enjoy the sounds!

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Interview with Aaron Shuker

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: My promise is efficiency, determination and maturity when working with and for clients. I will always do my best to achieve your desired results and always put yourself before me.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: As a musician, I like to understand what the artist is trying to achieve- is it a story? is it a piece about romance? etc, I like to let the song speak to me, for when it does, I believe that my work compliments the piece. This has helped me achieve enough discernment to know what works in a song and what does not.

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: I have for some strange reason always been handed Logic Pro projects... So what I will do is to remove all of the plugins and export all of the tracks as audio files, create a new Pro Tools session and import the files for editing and mixing. I have a very minor case of ocd, so everything is edited, track types are colour coded (thanks Dupont), and arranged in a way that is practical and efficient. I will then listen to the song a fair few times and mix according to the song not what I want to hear

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I have a reasonably humble setup, I wish I had all the money in the world to throw at audio gear, but at the same time I have learnt to use the tools that I have. I use a Pro Tools HD2 system utilising Pro Tools 10 HD. I am using Presonus Eris E5 monitors and also studio headphones (for the late nights). There seems to be an unending abundance of plug-ins- some of which I am still yet to discover, however some favourites to mention would be the Waves API bundle, CLA bundle and also the Joe Meek SC2 Compressor

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: As a child I was always inspired by the Bee Gees, now, I am inspired by many musicians and production professionals ranging from Dream Theater to Van Morrison. A couple of notable production inspirations to me are Fab Dupont and Graham ("from recordingrevolution.com")

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: Editing, mixing and mastering are the major jobs I do for my clients. I have also recorded drum tracks when required, I find this really exciting as I love to watch and be part of artists' creative spark, watching ideas turn into final pieces that they love and are proud of.

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 10.3.10
  • Pro Tools HD2
  • Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56
  • Digidesign 96IO
  • Digidesign SYNC
  • RODE NT1 black edition
  • Presonus Eris E5
  • Waves Gold
  • Waves Mercury
  • Waves SSL
  • Waves CLA
  • Mac Pro 5
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