Studio Professional with Pop and Rock Specialty
I have 5 years of professional studio experience as well as a degree in Digital Audio from Utah Valley University. I have engineered 4 full length albums as well as many singles and EP's. With a specialization in Pop and Rock I will make sure your track attracts the attention of new fans.
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Interview with Jayson HaslamBrock
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make a radio-ready mix that can compete with any top 40's hit with a fast turn around
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording and mixing for 5 years and I have started a freelance music studio.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am very good at getting the right drum sound for each song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do rough mixes with different artistic choices and send segments back to the client to see which direction speaks to them most. Then I will follow that path to a finished mix.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of the Leaping Gnome Live album I recorded, mixed and mastered. I was able to track the performance live and give it a studio treatment so that the album is still their most popular release.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A garage rock group called Plaid Skeleton.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, its getting better every day and provides opportunities to make and hear changes quickly
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love hearing new music and polishing songs enough to help them compete in the digital world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you use auto tune? -Sparingly. Can you provide backing tracks? -Yes How long does it take you? -I can do a quick mix in as little as one day, but I prefer to take a week to really nail it down.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Anyone with a computer can do it. I went to 4 years of schooling to train my ear and continue to train it daily.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What existing album would you want this song to sound like? What part of the song are you most proud of?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your time recording so you have everything you could want by the time you start mixing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Focusrite 18X20, Nueman U87, Sure Sm57, A computer that can run Protools, and KRK Rokit 5 G3
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Song oriented. Every song that comes across my desk will get special treatment. I will comb through to find which aspects need featuring
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jack White, his music is very based in feeling and capturing energy from a performance.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use a spreader often, but keep it low in the mix. Spreading elements give them strength and sustain, but getting the signal too wet will make them sound artificial.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work in rock or pop.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I capture the energy and feeling of the performers. I make the song feel like the listener is sitting in on a recording session with the band.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Tascam 16x8 that I typically use to track in Pro Tools. I mix 100% in the box using a wide range of audio plugins from Waves to UAD to Slate etc...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Weezer, Butch Vig, Sylvia Massey and Greg Kursten
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work on making songs that can compete in a market with so much competition. The songs I work on catch the ears of potential fans.