What's your 'promise' to your clients?
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.
What do you bring to a song?
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.
What's your typical work process?
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
Tell us about your studio setup.
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
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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")
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.