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Interview with JunkyMusic

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I guess that would be the first time I mixed a song on my own and realized I master this craft.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Different mixing projects, some audio production and vocal tracking.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I don't know anyone yet.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Cause u can't leave any of it out.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My 'promise' is exactly what i deliver: a great mix.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: That I'm good at it.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Don't know, don't care.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Are you serious about your music?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Building long term relations is better than getting a cheap fix right away on your songs.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: UAD card, Dynaudio monitors, laptop, MPC and a microphone.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been doing this for almost 10 years now. I'm 34, I started mixing at 24.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Serious about my work.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Any artist that respects, feels and understands music.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: I can but I won't. There are two rules in this world: 1. Never give away everything.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Hip hop, rap.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mixing songs

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Clarity, punch, and better dynamics.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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).

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Everything about audio production.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Mixing records.

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