Producer/ Mix Engineer/ Multi-Intstumentalist
I have worked in various top studios in the UK, from sessions with West End theatre casts, to charting pop singers and underground hip-hop artists. I am a multi-intstumentalist producer, mix engineer, and an all around positive and creative person. Whether I am mixing your song, writing it with you, or just playing guitar on it - we'll make something excellent.
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Interview with James Carter
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: measured but creative
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small home studio with close monitors and a few pairs of headphones. These all run through an Apollo twin. I also use a nearby studio for large projects.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Right now I'm doing a lot of mixing. I am making beats all the time too, and selling them online.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Apollo twin, my Martin acoustic guitar, macbook, neumann u87, a flare gun
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am 25 years old - I studied music theory and production in high school, alongside the usual academic fields, and continued to practice and hone my skills whilst studying at university. For a while a had an office job in London, and spent some time assisting and engineering at studios around the city - I am now focusing on providing services in the music industry full time
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Travis Scott - the man is a hit machine
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: automated delay throws can really bring the transitions of a track to life!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-hop/ Rap/ Pop/ Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: objective listening
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: enthusiasm, positivity, creativity
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My mixing process involves the leveling of each track, applying EQ where necessary to enhance or subtract, compressing and saturating when required, and creating a clear stereo image with subtle reverbs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Travis Scott, Mike Dean, Pi'erre Bourne, Playboi Carti, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Kanye West, Frank Ocean