mixing and editing, top line writer, beatmaker and editor
Interview with JunkyMusic
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I guess that would be the first time I mixed a song on my own and realized I master this craft.
What are you working on at the moment?
Different mixing projects, some audio production and vocal tracking.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I don't know anyone yet.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Cause u can't leave any of it out.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My 'promise' is exactly what i deliver: a great mix.
What do you like most about your job?
That I'm good at it.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Don't know, don't care.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you serious about your music?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Building long term relations is better than getting a cheap fix right away on your songs.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
UAD card, Dynaudio monitors, laptop, MPC and a microphone.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for almost 10 years now. I'm 34, I started mixing at 24.
How would you describe your style?
Serious about my work.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Any artist that respects, feels and understands music.
Can you share one music production tip?
I can but I won't. There are two rules in this world: 1. Never give away everything.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip hop, rap.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Clarity, punch, and better dynamics.
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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).
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Everything about audio production.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.