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, mixing, and mastering 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: Mixing and mastering an EP for the band We The Unwilling. They were my first clients and I had a blast working with those guys. I still keep in touch with the singer we talk on a weekly basis and give each other advice on current projects we're working on.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Updating my portfolio on my website.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Analog is very expensive.
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 do you like most about your job?
A: I love every aspect of the music industry but mostly just working with the artists.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When can we start? ASAP
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people don't realize that a song isn't done when the recording is done.
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
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to know what direction to take the song moments after getting a solid balance from the tracks, after that's fairly easy to take the song the rest of the way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to do my best to get 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. Then I will get the mix prep completed, then start mixing and mastering the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro with Presonus Studio One 3 Pro, Waves and JST plugins, Alesis studio monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: killswitch engage lamb of god slipknot
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote mixing and mastering services as well as some production