Dreamcatcher Studio

Mixing & Mastering

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Dreamcatcher Studio is a music studio located in Baltimore, MD servicing groups and single artists giving them high quality music production services at affordable prices.

Services offered include ghost writing, pre-production, recording, editing, reamping, mixing, post-production, and mastering.

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Interview with Dreamcatcher Studio

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

  2. A: I had my first music studio when I was maybe 11 years old using old unused pieces of gear from my dad's studio. So I've been at this for a while. I'd say I started taking guidance from producers in 2012. I started the business in 2015.

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

  4. A: Full service: Preproduction to build establish a building block, tracking of all instruments including live drums, editing all audio, adding preproduction and fx, mixing, mastering.

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

  6. A: I've had much helpful guidance from producers like Taylor Larson (Periphery), Brian Hood (The Crimson Armada), Eyal Levi (August Burns Red), Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein), etc.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Protools. Analog gear on the way in. Mostly mix in the box, with the exception of hardware SSL bus comp.

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

  10. A: I typically mix and edit as I go if I'm tracking. When I do track I do the best I can to get vibe on the way in. With recording musicians I go for feel and emotion.

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

  12. A: When tracking bands, I bring out the performance outside of the shell. I push ability. You want the raw energy and feeling of a performance before it even translates. With mixing and mastering, I bring power, punch, and clarity.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Working with others.

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

  16. A: Typically some type of rock. Anywhere from indie to post hardcore.

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

  18. A: Close your eyes. Trust your ears.

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

  20. A: For performing artist... Kenny Vasoli. He's very creative, unique, and versatile. For production I love Matt Theissen. He can pull emotion from the listener and plus his style takes me to my roots of The Beach Boys.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Aggressive. Haha. I just tend to side with more radical decision making when it comes to audio.

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

  24. A: Assuming the island contains the obvious MacBook and interface I'd say SSL bus comp, 1073, baby bottle, sm57, and I probably wouldn't need a fifth.

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

  26. A: Contact me.

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

  28. A: What their goals are.

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

  30. A: I'm not sure! I suppose people think that I just mic things up and push a button to record. Those who work with me typically understand the workflow.

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

  32. A: Most of my inquiries are business related. Mostly about money. I'll ask how they are funding the project and what budget they want to set for whatever project.

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

  34. A: No rules. Playing back something you played a major role in creating.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Digital because of editing. I love combining the analog warmth of preamps and the pump of compressors.

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

  38. A: Brian Hood

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

  40. A: Sunbathers new single.

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

  42. A: Sunbathers - Intimacy. It was at the point where I finally reached a new level of my ability. Also the song recieves so much response online. The band has a unique, creative style. It's just nice to be a part of success.

Gear Highlights
  • Vintech x73
  • Vintech 473
  • Slate Dragon
  • True Systems Precision 8
  • SSL Bus Compressor
  • Neumann u47
  • Peluso P12
  • Royer R122
  • Soldano SLO100
  • Friedman Smallbox
  • Orange Rockerverb 100
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