Hi I'm Aidan! I'm a Music Producer, Mixing, and Mastering Engineer. I've worked with many artists including Foreign Republic, ALMOSTGONE, MattySmith, Beauty Operators, and I'd love to work with you too!
Mixing - Volume levels, technical and creative effects processing and vocal correction.
Production - Recording real instruments such as Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Analog Synths and Drums. I can also add synthetic instruments such as Horns, E-Piano, Custom Synths, Percussion, etc:
Mastering - Master-Bus technical and creative effects processing with professional plugins, maximizing and limiting.
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Interview with Aidan Swift
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In this era of computer hardware, in the box processing has never sounded this good on its own merit, and can nearly exactly replicate all time favorite hardware units.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I feel like the general public sees mixing as just moving a couple faders, and producing as just pushing a few buttons. It is far, far more complicated than that and I think that's the best thing about it. The more challenging the better in my opinion, that's what makes the possibilities endless.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I feel I am haphazard yet organized. I do what I believe is best for the song first, no matter how strenuous it may be to achieve, and then ensure it meets my technical-correctness standards.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with AJR. They have been my biggest inspiration for my own music, and I feel like the creativity we share would make amazing productions.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on countless Indie-Pop records, rock songs, and synth-centered songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is mixing music. I've done it for many years and imagine doing it for many more.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel I bring a solid balance between a musical and perfectionist mindset. I enjoy a great sounding song on its own merit, and love to help make sure it is all technically up to snuff.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work primarily in Logic Pro X, but I also use Pro Tools from time to time. I import the given files into the session and start with mixing drums and vocals. I spend a lot of time getting a lot of the technical stuff out of the way, then as the channel strips grow I add creative processing such as verb/delay and saturation.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a pair of Focal Alpha 65s on IsoAcoustic stands, connected to an Apollo Twin X. I work entirely in the box, so I've accrued a vast majority of industry standard tools and effects. I have a Komplete Kontrol keyboard when synthetic instruments need to be added to a production, and an AKG C214 to record anything from the real world.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My personal favorite producer is Ryan Met, his ability to warp instruments from multiple different genres into a single production encourages me to spend that extra time making sure I make the best sound-design choices possible.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically do the final mixes and mastering for clients.