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Interview with JunkyMusic
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I guess that would be the first time I mixed a song on my own and realized I master this craft.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Different mixing projects, some audio production and vocal tracking.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Cause u can't leave any of it out.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My 'promise' is exactly what i deliver: a great mix.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I'm good at it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If i can stack 20 something guitar (or other instrument) tracks into the mix and keep it sounding perfect. My answer is always less is more.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Don't know, don't care.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you serious about your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Building long term relations is better than getting a cheap fix right away on your songs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UAD card, Dynaudio monitors, laptop, MPC and a microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for almost 10 years now. I'm 34, I started mixing at 24.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Serious about my work.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that respects, feels and understands music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I can but I won't. There are two rules in this world: 1. Never give away everything.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop, rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing songs
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, punch, and better dynamics.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing a song I usually group everything and after a couple of listens I start cleaning the lows and the high on tracks it is needed by applying low cuts and high cuts. This way I have more headroom from the beginning, and the song becomes much cleaner.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Apogee card, Dynaudio and Yamaha monitors, i7 laptop running windows, iMac running (obviously) OS, Korg MS-20, and a whole lot of other studio equipment that;s just the whistle and bells of it all (turntable, MPC, Maschine, Midi Keyboards).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everything about audio production.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing records.