Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I just finished recording and mixing The Lawn Ducks' studio EP and am very proud of how the mixes came out. Sending it off to mastering soon!
What are you working on at the moment?
Building a portfolio.
Analog or digital and why?
I currently run a digital studio but hope to incorporate analog equipment in the future.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
High-quality sound at a reasonable price.
What do you like most about your job?
Its the best job in the world.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
No one understands what mixing is!
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
The first question I always ask is what is the deadline and if they are having their project professional mastered. This lets me know how much time I have to work and how I have to deliver the files.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Put your heart & soul into the performance and everything else will fall into place.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My computer and speakers, Fab Filter plugins,
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been writing and producing my own music for nearly 13 years, and have been working on other people's music for about 5 years. I got my start as a film composer and branched off to recording/mixing music a few years ago.
Can you share one music production tip?
Parellel Processing! It Rocks!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip-Hop, Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter, and Rock.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring an experienced ear and a great taste in music.
What's your typical work process?
I start with listening to the song
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a modest studio setup with a computer running top-of-the-line software processing through an Apogee Duet. I monitor through Dynaudio BM5 mkIII active monitors in a acoustically treated room.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mixed by Ali, Chris Lord-Alge, Andrew Scheps, Dave Pensado, Mike Elizando, and Justin Meldel-Johnson.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common work I do is recording and mixing music for clients.