Geoffrey "Mr Haze" ROBERT
recording, mixing and dubmix
Working as sound engineer and musicians and producer in my all analog studio Roots Vibes.
I can produce a beat, a song, record any part (all musicians available), add color to some of your tracks with all analog set up, mix vocal and dub versions
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Interview with Geoffrey "Mr Haze" ROBERT
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: ska jazz album, reggae album with jamaican legends, roots dub album, 70's soul rock album
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog to death, digital if you want but only because it's your project
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: your project won't sound like others...in a good sens
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: meeting different people, helping musicians to understand and improve their sound, almost each week is another new project
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: can you work fast, good and for almost nothing . my answer. I can do two of the 3 propositions, give me your choice
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: thinking I only push buttons, people thinking i can give them all analog and wanting all the facilities of an all digital session (editing and other cheating)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what is your main goal artistically, do you want to conform to business codes or are you ready for some experimentation
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: take time to listening to the sound coming from the studio, more than one song from one album
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: fender stratocaster, tape echo, spring reverb, hand drum, microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: learn directly in concert and studio, first album mix 10 years ago
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: effective and original at the same time
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: too much to name, maybe the next Jimi Hendrix or Lee Perry if someone know him
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: record as many musicians as possible playing together on tape
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: reggae, dub, soul, 70's rock, funk, west african music, ska, jazz, blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: to be able to find ideas to make what the musicians want without forgetting the main goal defined with the band before the session,
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: vintage color, big fat drum & bass sound, sens of economy when needed, psychedelic soundscape when wanted
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: transfer to tape for mixing (if possible from the recording), go back to computer after mix
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Full analog with 3 tape recorders (16, 8 and 2 tracks) + 40 channels mixer + 24 in/out digital station, all analog hardware, almost no plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: King Tubby, Lee Perry, Stax label, Roots, Soul and experimental music of the 20 th century
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: recording full album or only mixing, sometimes some mastering and a lot of dubbing (old school remix)