What are you working on at the moment?
establishing myself as a mixer and finding good clients I can help.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, because its supposed to have caught up to analog in sound quality, it is easier to use, and It is what I can afford.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I am going make you sound as good as I possibly can.
What do you like most about your job?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
sorry, I Can't tune drums.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's the song about?
What's the emotion or energy behind the song?
Can you give me references (examples of published songs) of sounds or production that you like for your song?
What do you want me to know about the project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Guitar, drumsticks, DAW, U87 (not that I have one but it sounds nice), and rum (because it is an island)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Ha! Ok. So I Actually went to school for pro audio engineering in the early 2000's. I did a little grunt work in some studios in LA, no big deal. long story short I got a straight job. I've done a project here and there with a couple of bands since then. I always played music. I'm in a position where I can dedicate some time and resources to the art.
How would you describe your style?
I don't want to have a style mixing. I want to bring out the best in the song not make it sound like me.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
the one that has a project for me :)
Can you share one music production tip?
always check phasing on your drums!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Usually some variation of rock music. That doesn't mean that's all I want to do. I want to do and try anything.
What's your strongest skill?
I love the work
What do you bring to a song?
Dedication. When I'm mixing, I'm mixing and thats it! I put the time and work in because I like doing it and don't want to stop.
What's your typical work process?
I like to talk to the artist and find out what the song means to them and what they want it to sound like. I also like a couple of references of recordings for sounds or production they like. I listen to the song and take some quick first impression notes. Then I usually work on the drums or beat first and make sure the foundation and drive is there. Then the vocals get attention because thats what we as humans identify with. Then I try to build rest of the arrangement around the above. I hope that makes sense.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a project studio (spare bedroom) running Pro Tools 11
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording and Mixing. I'm not set up for recording at this time.