Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Lebo Mathosa - Drama Queen
Composed, produced and co-engineered 1 track.
SAMA 2004 Best Dance Album
What are you working on at the moment?
Composing for personal synch library.
Tracking EP and demos
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Both. The best of both worlds.
Digital - precise & clean
Analog - warmth
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Together, we will get it right.
What do you like most about your job?
I meditate through work. I get to a place where nothing else exists.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How did you do that?
With great difficulty :-)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy....
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you bigger than the music?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I am just as concerned with providing a great service as you are with getting it.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
iPhone, MacBook Pro, Apogee Duet, Sennheiser HD headphones, UAD2 satellite
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been a sound engineer since 2001.
How would you describe your style?
Clean and punchy with effortless vocals. Making love to the ear.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I think we would get along. I like the way he thinks.
Can you share one music production tip?
Always monitor at low level.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip-hop, House, Gospel
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
My unique & eclectic perspective.
What's your typical work process?
I work 90% in the box then run my stems through the X-Desk, sum them and print the 2track back to DAW.
Tell us about your studio setup.
MacBook Pro running ProTools HD Native, Logic Pro X, Reason 8 and UAD 2 Quad.
Solid State Logic X-Desk & Mackie HR 626 monitors
Avid Artist Mix & ProTools Dock
M-Audio ProKeys 88
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mick Gazauski, Phil Tan, Bryan Tyler.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording, Mixing and Mastering.
I am also a music producer and music business consultant.