Specializes in Hip-Hop/R&B Production & Mixing
Using all the knowledge I have gathered at school and in my own free time I have come to realize that mixing/mastering is what I am best at. I love to produce instrumentals as well and knowing the mixing side makes them that much better. I also enjoy having a role in the vocal melody creation process in addition to the vocal tuning so that the end product is better than it can possibly be. If you want a billboard ready Hip-Hop/R&B song, let me show you what I can do. I offer various services that can be mixed and matched for any project
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Interview with Alex Stepnowsky
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of the mix I did on LASTNGHT SHY's "TEN MINUTES" due to the way it came out. The bass so punchy, the vocals so crisp, everything just came together. Not only that, but my client was just as satisfied as I was.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on assembling a team of people that can provide artists with everything they need to succeed.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I really wish I had someone to shoutout here as I value cross-promotion very much!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's the way I learned, and it's the only way I can put out as good of a product as I can.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that no client shall walk away unhappy with the job I've done.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having satisfied clients that feel one hundred percent confident in their tracks after my job is done.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When can I expect my mix? No more than two weeks as that is the bare minimum to be able to do what I need to do to get the track sounding A1
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception would probably be the mixing process. One has to mix until they believe it is done only to wake up the next morning realizing there is much more work to do. This is why some mixes can take longer than others. Some tracks just have more going on and require more time to get them to sound as good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How much vocal tuning are you looking for? Do u want a pop mix (vocals in the front, everything else in the back) or a hip-hip mix (Drums in the front, vocals tucked nicely)?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me what to focus on/what's important to you for the project, and I will set my priorities to just that.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A solar panel pre-fitted with outlets, a satellite wifi receiver, a computer, an interface, and a pair of speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a producer originally, but am now on track to become a mixing/mastering engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: 90s R&B/Jazz/West Coast with a touch of new wave
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Journey Gz because he's currently an underdog in the music industry and I would like to be part of his commercial success.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use auxiliary sends for reverb and delay unless you know how signal flow works
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I allow the artist's vision to become a reality. Typically they bring me a song they mixed themselves, and to them, it sounds complete because they think it can't sound any better. I allow the audience to hear the song the way the artist hears it, in full clarity and resolution.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll mix until I'm satisfied, sleep, find mistakes when I wake up, and repeat
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's everything one needs to get the job done; speakers, interface, microphone (with treatment), and my pc
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr. Dre, Warren G, Rick Rubin, Biggie Smalls, Mack Morrison, Ice Cube, Journey Gz
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Instrumental Production & Full Mixing/Mastering Jobs