Quality production for smaller artists without a large price tag
I am a guitarist and bassist and play in several bands here in Central Florida, as well as a graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Production. My preferred and favorite genres to work with are hardcore, punk, and metal but love digging my hands into any project I can just for the experience. I am very new in the world of actually working in mixing, mastering and production but have experience and am eager to gain more. I am experienced in both logic and pro tools.
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Interview with Isaac Hylton
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of the song All Might on my profile, it's by one of the bands that I'm in and I mixed, mastered and produced it for my final project at Full Sail.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building my portfolio and mainly doing the pre-production for my bands going into the studio.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There is not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog when possible but as I'm working mainly DIY and not in a studio I've grown to love working with digital and gotten used to it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is to give them a product that they can be proud of and show off. I've known many bands that have gotten bad products and they don't like telling their friends or family about their music because they're embarrassed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like collaborating and putting my own ideas into what other people have given me, but more than anything I love the point in the process where the song settles into place and it starts sounding like a full picture.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When will it be done? This greatly depends on the quality of what I'm given but as an artist myself I like fast turn-around times and I try my best to work efficiently.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy and just moving faders around.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your influences, what is your vision for the final product, how much am I producing or how much would you like the song to sound like the pre-pro/demo?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone that meets your needs but you're also comfortable with and can contribute to the same vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Guitar, my Macbook, a Mesa guitar cab, EVH 5150 and an interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I haven't been doing this for long. Immediately after high school I started at Full Sail University studying Music Production and just graduated in June of 2020 so I am only now dipping my toes into the world of production/mixing/mastering though I do have about 2 years of hands on experience in it from school.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as very energetic with a smooth balanced feel.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with One Step Closer, they're one of my favorite newer bands and one of the only ones that I feel really capture an older punk/hardcore feel.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When working in metal it's important to have a lot of mid energy rather than tons of low end because it's rare that the majority of fans of that genre would listen in environments where that low end is possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hardcore, Punk, Metal
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Realistic guitar sounds from an amp sim and a balanced mix
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Because my music taste and experience in music has been primarily in metal I feel that my mixes bring an energy, especially in the mids, that some others might not due to much of modern pop music having a heavy focus on low end.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typical work process for me would be cleaning up sessions, comping tracks and then working with all the instrumentals before vocals
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Scarlett 2i4 Interface, Apple Macbook Pro with Logic and Pro Tools, Dual Monitor Setup, KRK Rockit 8's
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Will Putney, Andrew Wade, Magnitude, Inclination, Three Knee Deep, Never Ending Game, No Option
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & Mastering, often for bands who do not yet have music released