Hi there! Thanks for looking up my profile. Professional Recording, Mixing and Mastering is my world, not just when I am working. With a background in Engineering, I come from a different kind of nerdy angle to music production. Developing high-end pro-audio speakers was what triggered my shift towards the music business years ago.
Meaning, if you need someone that knows technical matters well, it's me. At Aesopian Acoustics we love the craft of bringing technology to the table of music production. Using in-depth nerdy knowledge grants fast and effective results for your creative vision.
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Interview with Your Uncle
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: For the speaker side of things, my speakers were used as the main reference monitors for a week of Gavin James' rehearsal.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An EP with two Irish bands on the rise and multiple client mixing sessions and mastering projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they can both do things better the other can't.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am taking my work and your project seriously.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Simply that I chose to do it and therefore like doing it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How can I get it to sound like X? Why don't we make it sound similar but different better?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am sitting in front of a computer all day...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How far do you want to take this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific with your requests and know exactly what you want and why you hire someone.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. PC 2. Great interface 3. A big 500 Rack 4. The EMI TG1235 5. Photovoltaic panels with battery storage
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I wanted to go deep down the rabbit hole, that's why I did a three-year Audio & Music Technology college degree in Dublin. Books and papers from AES are still a daily thing for me, research never stops.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It changes to adapt, my style is to apply what is needed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Olllam, they are a fusion of genres that I never saw merging and they seem to be great craic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Good things take time.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I want to work on everything, challenges are welcome.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My swiss perfectionistic approach to everything, not wanting to compromise ;)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Gather all the information I can about the project, take notes, setting up a session and then listening to reference tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We are rocking original Aesopian Acoustics Phi speakers which are a bliss. My home setup was measured and acoustically treated accordingly, it can fit up to four musicians at a time. It is an ever-changing setup that evolves over time, it's hybrid there's a wide range of plugins in Pro Tools to great outdoor gear from Elysia, Drawmer etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh, that list is long. Musicians, that would be Neo Geo and the Olllam and many more. I like different and new most.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common form of work for me would be to be there from pre-production to final master. Remote Mixing and Mastering have become a normal part of my daily work routine since the pandemic though.