What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started off as an intern and then went out to tour with various artists and bands. I've been doing this professionally for about 5 years now.
How would you describe your style?
My style is pretty eclectic. I pull energy and inspiration from so many different people and genres.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Pharrell. I think he would really help me take my sound and creativity to new heights.
Can you share one music production tip?
One tip I learned and always share is to layer. Make sure you layer each sound and each vocal so that it doesn't sit flat in the final mix.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on R&B and Pop music. But I have worked on various other genres as well.
What's your strongest skill?
My ability to arrange and build songs.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a lot of character and life to each song. I make sure that I capture the emotion or story behind each song.
What's your typical work process?
I usually start with recording the chorus or hook, then I paste it throughout the song where it's needed. Next I work on the verses. Depending on the song I don't like to add most of my backgrounds and harmonies until the 2nd verse. Then I continue to build each part from there.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is composed of an mBox mini 2, Sterling Audio microphone, vocal isolation booth with sound proofing foam, yamaha studio monitors, macbook pro, Beats by Audio headphones and several keyboards for production.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am inspired by musicians likes Raphael Saadiq, Pharrell, Ryan Leslie, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Prince, and Chrisette Michelle.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work I do for my clients is demo work. I am regularly hired to reference songs.