Having a second set of ears give your project a perspective of the listener, which is why we record.. to give it to the world. My job is to be your first listener, and make it the best it can be. My name is Jeff, I am a music producer in AZ who specializes in a great sound at an affordable cost. I bring years of experience and problem solving.
Blue Exit is a small studio in Mesa AZ. I have worked with a ton of bands and artists from all over. My services include recording, mixing, mastering and production. Along with professional gear I offer 15 years experience in making records. Having a second set of ears is imperative to making a great sounding record. My job is to help you achieve whatever sound you are looking for and guide along the way.
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Interview with Blue Exit Jeff
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud of the newest Neato record. We spent a ton of time on it and they always encourage my suggestions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new EP by The Health And Rifle Club and a new EP from Neato
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog in/digital out.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will sound so good that it will make you have to live up to the recording.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing the finished product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do I need new strings and drum heads? YES!!!!!!! Do I need to play to a Click? YES!!!!!!!!!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is the amount of work that is done when the musician is not around. I spend hours prepping a session, editing, and mixing. A good engineer spends more hours on your project than you ever will.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what is the goal?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Write me a message first and lets have a chat. We both need to make that connection before music is exchanged.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A beyerdynamic m160, the Apollo, my monitors, the computer and my crappy acoustic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My goal is to grow my studio and work with great people.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is to keep session laid back and encourage happy accidents.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Noah Gunderson, because he is awesome.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: PRACTICE AND PLAY TO A CLICK!!!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically like to work with live instruments. This can be any genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ears are my strongest asset in the studio. I am able to hear where a song should go and quickly point out any problems.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to make each song the best it can be regardless of the musicians. If something needs to be done to make the song better, this will be voiced and fixed. It is my job to make the band sound better then they could have imagined.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process revolves around communication with the band, to achieve an end goal with each song. I will typically meet with the band first and have a chat about the project. I preferably will have them demo tracks before, so I can get my wheels spinning prior to recording. Prep is key with recording. From there we go into tracking or doing live takes. I will stop along the way and give my feedback.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a protools based studio with top of the line microphones and preamps. The universal audio Apollo is the main hub in the studio. I use a hybrid technique with all of my productions to achieve a warm sound and clarity.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite music producer is Butch Walker. He works with an array of musicians and always puts out great work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My role is specifically a producer, but I have my hands on entire projects. From preproduction to mastering. In my studio I am the sole engineer, so I wear all of the hats.