What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
When hiring a mix/mastering engineer, make sure you hire someone who will make you song sound the way you want and not some one who will make it sound like he/she thinks it should sound. This is really important when it comes to effects.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started producing electronic music as an hobby 10 years ago and immediately fell in love with the whole process of creating and producing music, a few years latter I decided to study music production and sound engineering, I specialized in recording, mixing and mastering, and have been working as a freelancer at my own studio for the last 4 years.
Can you share one music production tip?
Music its all about feelings, an engineer must be able to benefit the feeling present in each particular song.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Electronic and occasionally Classical.
What's your strongest skill?
I invest a lot of time on hearing training witch makes me pretty good at fine tuning all the subtle details that will make a huge difference in the end.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring what it needs, each song is unique and as a mix/mastering engineer it's my job to find the best way to make it sound as the artist/producer envisioned.
What's your typical work process?
Before I start mixing/mastering a song or album I like to talk with the client about what he/she wants from the song, what are the influences present, and, most importantly I always ask for some reference songs. After I have a good idea of what the client needs I will start working on the mix or master, send a first version to the client and then make small adjustments based on the clients feedback.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly do editing, mixing, mastering, but I also record and assist with sound consulting for several producers.