It is my passion to make your music sound great!
As a graduate of Centennial Collage's Film program I am proficient in post production sound editing and design, I have worked on videos for companies such as Walmart, the Aga Khan Museum and as the head engineer on Beyond Innovation the TV series. Although I love enhancing video with high quality and creative audio, my passion has always been for music.
I am obsessed with the way music is put together and the different elements that make good songs sound great. I love to work with artists to help them get their best performance and us that to create strong and lasting songs.
I could also mix/produce your podcast!
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Interview with Nice Noise
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a TV show and a variety of hip hop projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Analog gear has become too expensive and takes up too much space. Digital has become so good that you can hardly tell the difference, and I can have a much larger variety of sounds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make your songs bang!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that its never the same. One week I could be working on a hip hop album the next doing sound design for a horror movie, I love the variety.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we can make bad recordings sound good. If you have a low quality noisy recording from your phone we can't turn it into a Katy Perry record... but we can try
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for references I want to make sure we are both on the same page before we start.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to tell the engineer what you're looking for, what you want your sound to be and have a lot of references.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Man its all in the box a lap top and some great headphones... ok an interface too. Then I guess a solar battery and some coffee?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started play in a band in high school. (Shipley Hollow) we had no money for studio time so we bought some low end gear to make our own demos and out of necessity learned how to record, produce and mix at home. We made four EPs and one full length album. After high school I went to film school for collage where I applied my knowledge of music production to film and tv. Since graduating I have worked as a freelance sound engineer in money different areas from music to virtual reality.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is modern and big
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: T-Pain; He has had such a huge impact on hip hop and pop music I would love to learn his secrets and watch his process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: STACK HARMONIES. No matter what genre have ten vocal takes, even if you don't use them all, giving your engineer variety will make your mix sound way more full.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work on hip hop and r&b however I come from a rock music background and love to work on all types of projects.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Syncopation; adding interesting rhythms to a song to make them stand out.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the thunder, I hate boring music and I always try to make my mixes as impactful as possible regardless of genre.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start by listening tp a couple reference tracks to get an idea of what the client is looking for. The dive in and get all the volumes and panning set up for I start adding effects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up starts with my work horse "Hackintosh" computer purpose built to run Pro Tools quickly and flawlessly. This connects to my Focusrite interface that leads to Pro Tools where I have a series of top of the line plug-ins from Fabfilter, Waves, iZotope and more. All of this comes out through a pair of Presonus Eris e5 monitors for clean ad honest playback.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am heavily inspired by UK grime rappers and producers such as AJ Tracy, Stomzy, Sir Spyro and Skepta. I also love T-Pain's production and mixing style with a lot of harmonies and interesting chords.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Te most common work I do for clients is corporate/commercial post production audio mixing. However music is my passion and I spend all of my free time honing my music mixing skills.