Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Because the time as arrived already where precise and creative efforts within the digital domain can yield amazing results. No listener these days listens to music and says that so digital or that's so analog. It's either "good mix" or "bad mix."
What do you like most about your job?
Working with music. What beats that!?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What their main mix influences are, of course musical influences, and most importantly how they went about recording their tracks.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Keep in mind that I too am a musician and I went through the trials and tribulations of being in a band - actually
a couple of them! But I get it; I get the passion; I get the dedication and I get what the dream is. We have this in common and I will treat your music as if it were mine.
How would you describe your style?
Natural and non-trend following.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Dillinger Escape Plan because I absolutely love their chaotic music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Stop doing anything as a "default step"
What type of music do you usually work on?
Metal, rock and pop
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I hope I can bring what I feel the song is bringing or trying to bring to me - as a listener.
What's your typical work process?
Typically, I always check for technical errors in the tracks. I perform clean ups and any editing prior to mixing.
If I am mastering, I like to typically listen through a track fully, may be twice at times before doing anything to it.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I specialize in working entirely ITB with Sonar Platinum 64-bit. I am a certified audio engineer so I learned about audio technicality and also grew up working with analog. But I also got a firm grasp on working in the digital domain. That and the fact that digital allows for easy recalls, manipulating audio, and unique processing it truly unleashes a power in my work process. My room is accurately tuned with many bass traps and adequate diffusion. I use the Cranesong Avocet for superior D/A conversion routed to Trident HG3's along with Rubicon subs. Sonarworks HD room correction is the final icing on the cake that gives me a virtually flat response in my room allowing me to hear things for what they are.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
All dedicated and serious musicians inspire me!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly do mixing and mastering, remotely. All files are exchanged online and this way allows me to work with any artist or band in the world.