I am an audio engineer who produces beats and mix artist's songs! I also write music myself thus I have a good idea on sound progression. I have worked with artists from South Africa to Barbados
I am a bajan producer who loves the breakdown of music.
I see music as an art form , blending sounds is therapeutic to me
I offer mixing and mastering services as well as Beat making.
Feel free to message me with any questions
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Interview with CLIFF
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to be understanding and communicate with you. I promise to deliver a project you will love
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My role was an audio engineer during the project . A client from South Africa needed someone to mix his music and decided to pick me. It made me ecstatic that someone put their faith in me
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing a Song for an artist called Genom
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to new music every day
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers ask me how I started mixing I just tell them I was inspired
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You dont just press one button. A lot of time and effort goes into mixing and beatmaking
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you going for, How long have you been making music What inspires you What artists do you listen to
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure to communicate whoever you hire, That is very important
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: HAHA, does the island have electricity? My Macbook pro, DT 990 headphones, Rhode NT1 and my Arrow Preamp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career Path is actually Data analyzing so I am very much into numbers and specifics when it comes to mixing
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rmr His voice is modern and angelic
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give your Ears a break!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hiphop Rnb
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring originality and lush A lot of music needs to sound different for it to 'pop'
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Understand what the artists wants is key first Basic * Took out Bad frequencies * Autotune Edit * Removed Background scrapes and noises * Removed harsh S sounds * Eq’ed Low and mid ends * Used Basic Compressors to end initial mix * Compressed the Vocals with the beat to make some elements pop Mix Down * Compression -Compressed the vocals and limited them to keep them in an ideal box and to make the bright vocals pop. Removed more ‘bad’ low end frequencies from the mix * Delays - Created multiple delays for the track. Used 1/4, 1/2, 1/8 and slap delays to make mix sound more appealing/dance around the headphones * Reverbs - Created both long and short revels for the track specifically as to not disturb the high end or muddy to vocals Master * Altered some frequencies to make the mix sit better in the vocals * Saturated the mid end to make it more full * More Compression * Frequency editing * More de essing to eliminate harsh vocals * High End - Mastered the high end by isolating the high frequencies and using compression and limiters to make the vocal tear through the mix * Used a delay to let some high vocals ‘dance’ at high frequencies. Final Automation to Finish
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro 2018 KRK Rokit RP7 G4 Rhode Nt1 DT 990 Pro
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmerman Drake Pharrell RMR
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Modern Hiphop, I mix and master your song to get that modern loud radio ready professional song