Big Nothing Productions
Mix Engineer, Session Musician
My name is Andrew Hughes. I'm a multi-instrumentalist/producer/mix engineer from Boston MA.
My services to you can include
-Recording and arranging new instruments for your songs
-Re-amping DI guitars
Im running Pro Tools 10
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Big Nothing Productions
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Singles for a solo project
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In terms of mixing? Digital. Space/time/setting recalls/I like the plugins I use/"It's what you're recording, not how you're recording it" (granted, it's both) In terms of instruments/amps? Analog/tube. Transparency.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being an active listener.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like asking for them to describe how the songs sounds in their head, in simple adjectives or metaphors. When they hear the idea of their song in their own mind, what sensations do they have? You know...that kind of thing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1) Solar powered generator (to run everything) 2) Computer 3) Midi keyboard 4) sm57 (with cable) 5) Whichever electric guitar I own at the time
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tool. I'd get to find out why it takes them so long to make a record haha. I've always been a huge fan of their songwriting and production, and as musicians they bring a lot of character to the table.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be conscious of tuning. Not that it should be perfect all the time, but be aware of how far you can stretch it before "character" turns into sloppy.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have a passion for anything ROCK. Lo-fi grungy tracks to acoustic pop tracks. Elements and concepts from different types of music usually find a place in whatever I'm working on.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home studio running Pro Tools 10. I recording pretty much every instrument in various rooms throughout the house, but full drum sets I record elsewhere with a mobile setup. I use krk monitors and multiple headphones for mixing.