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I'm a State-certified music instructor, have three music degrees, play four instruments, and own a studio where I record, produce, edit, mix, and master songs. I have three published CDs and have earned musical awards.
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Interview with David Burke
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently wrote and produced a Paul McCartney tribute song. I used his song titles as lyrics, and I incorporated some of his melodic ideas into the composition. Luckily, I met someone online who knows Paul personally, and she delivered the song to him. His response was "I'm chuffed!" Here's the song's music video link: https://youtu.be/Um62eI9TrZ8
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished a transposing job of a previous accompaniment recording. Currently developing a set of demo songs for a singer wanting to market her new job as a retreat minister/counselor.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the type of sound a client is seeking. Some people want pure and simple, while others want super electronic.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction guaranteed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The gratification of hearing an outstanding final product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much will it cost to ...? I say, let's wait until the project is completed, and then we'll talk about a price, which will always be less than expected.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a person without a ton of mixing experience can't deliver a great product.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you recording this music for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen carefully to his/her work, especially regarding the vocals being in tune.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My piano, bass, guitar, congas, and digital audio workstation (DAW).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After majoring in music several years ago, I've had to seek alternate careers to sustain a good lifestyle. But I remained active in part-time music jobs: performing in musicals and cabaret shows, leading church choirs, composing songs for special projects, studio work, etc.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCartney. He is my lifetime idol.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get it right at the source, especially the vocals, and record multiple backup tracks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop/folk pop/upbeat/ballads/easy listening.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My extremely sensitive pitch-perfect ear.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Correctness, clarity, and creativity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Hear the song, fix the song, enhance the song, mix/master the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Not super complicated or bogged down with unnecessary gear. It just has what I need to create a great sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine, Carole King, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Alan Menken, Hans Zimmer, The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen Tesfaye)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Produce and mix/master a song that a client wants to sing.