A sound engineer/hip hop artist with 15 years experience recording and producing music. Running pro tools 12.5, a neumann TLM103, an Allen & Heath Zed R-16 console and Yamaha HS8 speakers. For hire as a songwriter, mixing engineer, producer and Hip Hop vocalist. Studied at The Art Institute of Vancouver for Professional Recording Arts.
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I offer full mixing and mastering and release of tracks in whatever format required, generally in 48k 24 bit WAV, stems are available as requested. I can work with any genre and any number of tracks. If you have any special requests I can meet them and will fix anything which isn't how you imagined it. I have a great set up and array of plug ins at my disposal. I also offer help with production with my yamaha MO8 keyboard. I can run anything through my Zed R16 mixing board as well as record vocals if necessary. I work a regular job as well and have a passion for all kinds of music which drives me. Even if the music Im sent is not of my main genres I can work with it and help in the direction its going if you are unsure or just meet requirements as set out by you. I offer full money back if unsatisfied with the results until job is marked complete. I have never had anyone leave unhappy and work all hours to meet strict deadlines.
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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Brandon Belong
Good Followup Thanks Brandon
Thanks Brandon for your dedication and support. This was an educational experience for us and you certainly helped us get a better result than we expected. Well Done Your tireless energy and you technical skill was much appreciated.
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Great to work with! Very talented and organized!
Interview with Brandon Belong
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I may not nail it on the first mix, but I promise I will continuously fix anything that comes up. if you hear something you like in the initial mixes let me know.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: i love when I get good music to work on and meeting new artists
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: This is not a quick process. I sometimes spend up to 72 hours or more of straight work on a single song. especially when things aren't properly
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what's the tempo? what's the key? reference track? similar artists? specific effects? radio ready or indie sound? are all of your tracks consolidated?(do I have to move anything around and figure out where it goes? please make sure all tracks start at the beginning of the session
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be specific with what you are looking for. Do you have a reference track? Do you have a vision? tell me everything you want from your song and I can make it happen.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: computer, microphone, mixing board, headphones, keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music for 20 years now. I started at 14 as a rapper. at 16 I thought myself piano at 18 attended the art Institute of Vancouver for professional recording arts. I have recorded at mushroom studios and since have built my own studio
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Webby, big influence on my music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal Editing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My determination to make good music. l will also always revise a mix until a client is 100% satisfied.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: start with dry tracks. set levels and panning then editing to line things up and fix errors or slight tweaks. After set up auxillary tracks and vocal tuning then move on to eq compression etc.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mix of both. Digital is easier but with no room for error. Analog has a sweeter sound with softer clips
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The best tracks have a good musician a good song and everything else just falls into place. Overall I am very focused on making the vocals pop within a good mix
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be careful about phase relation and timing. A few milliseconds could ruin your track!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly hip hop, rock and some country. I can work on anything though
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I invested a lot of time and money into my set up. I am running windows 10 on a home built computer with 64gb of ram and an AMD Ryzen 16 core chipset. For a mixing board an Allen & Heath Zed R16 I have a few mics but mostly use a neumann TLM103 and Rode NTK
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Linkin park, chris webby, pink floyd, tech n9ne,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly recording and mixing. Will also add a verse for rap and rock productions.