Venezuelan-American Engineer/Producer/Composer. Protege of Daniel Lanois. Swimming in soundscapes for over 15 years.
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My services and specialties include:
- Creative Mixing
- Hourly Production Coaching Sessions (all levels)
My strength lies in bringing spacial aesthetic, expansive depth, and stereo field to any production. Through my 7 years of working alongside Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, Niel Young, Peter Gabriel), I learned the art of pushing sonic boundaries while staying true to the heart of a song. My ears are tuned for multi-dimensional awareness, bringing energy and life into every song I work on.
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I’m looking forward to bringing out the best in your music.
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Interview with Alexander Krispin
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They are both extremely powerful formats for very different reasons.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won’t say yes to working on something that I am not confident I can do a great job with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to help people realize the sounds that were in their heads, and then share those sounds with the world. It’s the coolest job ever.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s strictly technical.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why do you make music?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Zoom H6, Shure SM57, Hofner Bass, Lexicon Prime Time
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: While playing in bands in my early 20s, I met and began working with Daniel Lanois, who led me to venture further down the path of production and music. I’ve now been working in music and recording for 15 years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kaytranada - I still have no idea how he made the bass on ‘LITE SPOT’ sound the way it does.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I generally like to work alone until there is a first version that feels inspiring enough to share with the client. After that, I like for the process to become an ‘all hands on deck’ experience when possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I love the tangibility of analog equipment, so my studio is centered around a broadcast console - Studer 962. It allows me the flexibility to use it as a summing mixer while easily shifting to be an instrument that can be played. Through the Studer, I can access an array of outboard equipment very quickly and musically.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I’m inspired by people who have spent most of their careers pushing the limits of what’s possible - Shawn Everett is a force of nature. My mentor Daniel Lanois and his mentor Brian Eno are both very inspirational to me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend most of my time mixing albums these days.