What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do some research. Listen to my previous work. Read the terms. If you feel like we would be a good fit working together, lets set up a time to talk about your vision and see if we have that chemistry(we'll usually both know within 10 minutes of talking). I love helping artists achieve their vision. If I can't do that, I will happily help you find someone who can.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I originally broke into the industry at the age of 18 as a hire-on guitar player for a CCM band. I later became the bands full-time touring guitarist and in 2012, I joined the band as a member. I toured with them for 3 years and wrote a record. That is when I fell in love with the production process. The band eventually broke up and that's when I turned to perusing music production as a full-time gig. I have been producing music for 5 years.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Dark Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Dance, EDM.
What's your strongest skill?
Production and creating unique sounds.
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen to great references and produce something every single day.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently I am working on some amazing projects with up and coming artists. I've been focusing a lot on production and artist development lately.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new to SoundBetter. I'll update this once I'm more aquatinted with the service.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. I am a huge advocate for technology and the advancements that it brought to recording industry. Many of us probably wouldn't have been able to afford to get into doing what we do without those advancements. There is honestly no avoiding it. You either adapt or die off. Companies like UAD and Slate Digital have bridged the gap between digital and analog in my opinion. I get the sounds and tone that I love from analog gear with the ease of digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is to give you a great experience, give you a song that holds up to your vision, and provide music that is unique and competitive.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to write and make music for a living. It honestly doesn't feel like a job at all. It's truly a blessing.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook Pro, UAD Apollo twin, AKG C414, Fender Telecaster, and a generator with lots of fuel.
How would you describe your style?
I have a pretty modern and chill style. I always want to create music that connects with people emotionally.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Hmm. It's hard to pick just one. Either Jon Bellion, Ryan Tedder, or Brandon Flowers. Those guys are incredible songwriters. I can only imagine what I would learn by sitting in on a session of theirs.
What's your typical work process?
My typical process always starts with a deep understanding of the artist's vision with heavy focus on the strength of the song. I always want to make sure that the song, in it's simplest form, can still be performed and have an impact on people. From there I dig into the production and focus on creating a final product that captures the artist's vision with a professional, unique, and competitive sound.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Jon Bellion, Ryan Tedder, Brandon Flowers, The Killers, Flume, Odesza, Kygo, Diplo, Halsey, Banks, Lorde, etc...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work I do is for singer-songwriters and artists who need full production tracks and co-writing.