What are you working on at the moment?
Currently I'm working on two projects - a spectacularly unique Hip Hop artist based in Texas who collaborates with his brother in Ghana, and a creative genius, EDM/Rock producer right here in Burlington, Vermont.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital - it's 21st century. The flexibility of digital outweighs any nostalgia towards analog gear.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You provide me with good recordings, and I'll provide with a mix that your fans will love.
What do you like most about your job?
That moment where you hit play on a finished mix and sit back with the thought "yes, that's it!"
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think that loads of analog gear is necessary for a professional mix. It really isn't.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What sound are you going for? What are your biggest influences?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Always state exactly what you want, provide as much detail as you can, and separate your stems as much as you can.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Studio monitors, microphone, laptop, audio interface and guitar
How would you describe your style?
Powerful and huge
Can you share one music production tip?
Simplicity is key to any mix. It's not what plugins you use, but how you use them. If you can't exactly explain why you're using a plugin, then take it off the channel strip.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Generally I work on metal, hip hop, and edm.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Clean, natural mix with plenty of bass, punch, immersion and realism.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Well-treated room with a Pioneer SDJ-08 monitors, Behringer 10KS subwoofer, AKG Perception 420 microphone for overdubs and vocals.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
KOAN sound, Tycho, Joey Sturgis, Devin Townsend, Armin Van Buuren, Snails
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
General mixing and mastering work. Post-production is my comfort zone and I excel at it.