Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I loved working on the record with Tedashii called "Be Me" because it was just so much fun to experiment with different mics and preamps, and different mixing techniques.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a project for the biggest Electronic independent label in the USA. Mixing and mastering.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
No, I don't know anybody on SoundBetter.
Analog or digital and why?
I prefer analog with a touch of digital, because sometimes you just can't get that big analog sound using just plugins.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise that I will do everything I can to deliver the best possible sounding record I can.
What do you like most about your job?
I love dealing with new songs or projects, and the process of hearing them go from raw recordings to finished product, and see the smile on the clients face.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Most customers ask how much to mix and master a song, and I tell them, every song is completely different. There is a lot that factors into the time it may take to mix, like recording quality, track count, vocal editing, expectations, etc.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think that they can record in any environment, with any mic, and that we can magically fix it and make it sound industry quality with a good mix, which is not true at all.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Before mixing, I ask, how many tracks are in the session. Is the beat tracked out, or just a stereo mp3 or wav? Is there any pitch correction needed, or detailed vocal editing. What is a good industry reference track that we can compare it too?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
My advice is know what direction you want to go in, so many artists don't have a plan or idea of what they want to do, so its hard to meet their needs, and also meet the standards that we like to meet.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Probably a U87, a 1073, a Neve MBP, Distressor, and LA2A, but that is a tough question, because there is so much I would want to take.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been engineering and producing for about 16 years now, I really love the art of mixing and mastering.
How would you describe your style?
I don't really have a set style, I go with the flow of the song, and base my decisions on how the feel of the song is.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with a variety of artists, from Kendrick Lamar, to Arctic Monkeys, I love artists that bring great music, as well as production value in their music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Take the time to get it right, don't settle for "quick, need this done right now" attitude.
What type of music do you usually work on?
We work on a lot of Hip Hop and R&B, Pop and Dance, and Pop Rock.
What's your strongest skill?
Our strongest skill is mixing, that is where we can be most creative and really show our talents!
What do you bring to a song?
We bring not only our professional knowledge, but also a lot of creativity, to take a song to that next level, whether it means arrangement, or effects, or adding instrumentation.
What's your typical work process?
We work around our clients budget and needs, but we prefer the saying of "quality over quantity", we want to give you the best sounding song we can, and we like to try new ideas and tricks to get the amazing sound you are looking for.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Our studio is equipped with a very state of the art control room properly acoustically treated to get a great sound, a large live room, and 2 iso booths in the main studio A. Studio B is a production studio, along with a vocal booth, for laying down just vocals.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Quincy Jones, Chris Lord Alge
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly Mixing and Mastering, but also Recording for clients that are located in the Midwest.