I love all genres of music but specialize in rock and metal. Been a musician my whole life and love all aspects of writing recording mixing and mastering music. I love working with bands and helping them realize the vision they have for their music.
Offering remote production, recording, mixing, mastering, and guitar session work services specializing in the rock and metal genres.
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Interview with Penn Metal Audio Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: TyFy - Can't Break Me Very proud of this song because it was the first full production that i did. My role for this was: Composer, guitarist, bassist, drummer, producer, recording, mixing, and mastering engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Second single for artist TyFy. Will be releasing 4 more songs over the next few months and then an EP with all of those songs sometime in 2024. Also working on my solo music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use a hybrid approach. I work in the box and use analog gear for some busses and for mastering. The best of both worlds
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love every aspect of the music industry but mostly just working with the artists and celebrating those aha moments when something starts to come together and everyone gets fired up and excited
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people don't realize that a song isn't done after its written.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to know what direction to take the song moments after listening discussing the project with the artist, after that's fairly easy to take the song the rest of the way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I do my best to serve the vision of the artist while striving for an emotional response from the listener, and make the song move as well as move you.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I like to get all the information I can from the client to ensure we get their vision for their music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro with Logic Pro X, Fab Filter, Slate VSX, Alesis studio monitors, analog SSL channel strips and Ultraviolet EQ, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, Shure, Sennheiser, Rode, Peavey Invective 120 and cab
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: machine (the producer) lamb of god slipknot sylvia massey (producer) fear factory
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: music production, recording, mixing, mastering
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work closely with you to make sure we achieve your vision for your project.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When can we start? ASAP
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the most important thing you'd like to accomplish with your music? What kind of sound are you looking for? Are you open to any production tips I may have? What is one of your favorite songs as far as overall sound?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who will listen and address ANY concerns you may have about your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: macbook, guitar, amp, speakers, interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been a musician most of my life. Started working with DAWS the moment they came out with SONAR probably close to 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: hard and heavy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I enjoy working with all artists, absolutely love the whole experience of producing writing mixing and mastering.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Recording the song/tracks as close to how you want the song to sound right from the source.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and metal