Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I have a mine own project called 'Eddie Bitz' that I work on about 8 years right now. My tracks has supported by many world artists of electronic scene like Chicane, Paul Oakenfold, Jaytech etc., and I released on some of great lables like Intricate, Baroque, PHW. There is my own music and I always proud it.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What musician inspire you to make your song? Try to describe how you you wan't it to sound like? What the main part of the song on your vision? What you expect from the final mix?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I don't have so much gear :) But all that I need on this island is my old good macbook with my headphones, my favorite book 'The Shining' by Stephen King and the photo of my family.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
More than 10 years I write and produce my own music in many genres of electronic music. Since 2008 I produce mainly by 'Eddie Bitz' allias.
But as mixing engineer I just on the beginning of my career path. Hope that it will be long and interesting path!
What type of music do you usually work on?
I prefer rock music, r&b, electronic, house, country, indie. But you can always show me your demo/rough mix and it can really catch me and no matter what genre it is.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Not so much here: Adam A7X, Beyerdinamic DT990 PRO, Novation Bass Station 2, Novation SL25 MK2
DAW that I use: Ableton Live 9, Presonus Studio One 3.
Some plugins from Softube, Plugin Alliance, Soundtoys, Waves. Not all from them but the best ones.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I can mix your song, help with some production and arrangement things.
What do you bring to a song?
I make the sound clearer, add a space, depth to the song, improve the groove. It all depends on the quality of the recording, but in any case, the song will sound as good as possible, as though it may sound trite.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I really care about the music that I work with and I'll do everything in my power to make the music sound the best as it can.
What do you like most about your job?
That feeling when you just recieve another good song and you can make it even better.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Quality of the record — it is important! Mixing — it is not just a correction tool for bad records.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with any good musician, who loves what he does.
Can you share one music production tip?
There is so many tips from really cool and famous engineers all over the internet and youtube, so I think I just can't say something new here. But here is the one that I use almost in every song that I work with: I usually add the multiband compressor on the bus channel with the instruments like electro guitars if I work with the rock song, with sidechain from the vocals and configure it for a little bit of gain reduction in the mid/high-mid frequencies. This trick can help me to put the vocal inside the mix, give some support for him from the guitars and make a additional moving in the song.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A lot of music and musicians who inspire me! Any good song can inspire me actually. In last time what I listen and what give me a many emotions is: Oh Wonder, Brandon Flowers, Future Islands, Honne, Editors, Chromeo, Of Monsters And Men.