My name is Chris Treat I am an independent professional new to the audio business. I have a BS in Audio Production. My main concentrations are sound design, mixing, mastering and music.

Gear highlights

  • Ableton Live 9.5
  • Logic X
  • Max7
  • H4N Zoom recorder
  • AKG perception 420 Mic
  • Rode NT1A Mic
  • Yamaha HS5 Monitors
  • Shure SRH 440 Headphones
  • Carbon 49 MIDI controller
  • M-Audio Trigger finger

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I am open to revising twice if someone is not satisfied with the outcome. Extra cost would only occur if they want something significant to be done to a project that was not mentioned at first.

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Interview with CrispE Production

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My first SFX library that I did. I am most proud of that because it was the first time I had done a large amount of work for myself by myself and kept my standards.
What are you working on at the moment?
Tutorials and my own creations whether it be sounds or songs.
Analog or digital and why?
Use everything get the signal from Analog equipment and edit digitally, get the best of both worlds use EVERYTHING you can
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Work that they will be satisfied with, if they do not like it they DO NOT have to pay for it.
What do you like most about your job?
That there is always new tech to play with. Audio world never stays still, so it never gets stagnant.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That people can edit or create something really fast and easy =).
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you looking for where is this project heading
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Understand what they want is the most important, provide a reference track or sound of something they desire for you to edit or create.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Hmm, Well H4N recorder W/64 SD card, Big pack of Batteries, Shure SRH 440 headphones, AKG perception, Rode NT1A, in hopes that I would get off the island one day and have lots of good recorded sounds that I can edit.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I want to be in post-production, sound design for movies commercials etc. Still working at it. I have been doing this for almost 5 years now I got really obsessed with synth sounds and production. I saw colleges that offered Bachelor's for Audio Production so I decided to take a chance and do what I love.
How would you describe your style?
I honestly don't know still figuring it out Lol.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Trent Reznor just to see how he goes about his workflow and where he draws idea's from when making his tracks.
Can you share one music production tip?
Set everything is stages make sure you know where you are at in the production. If you have just have done a recording and it's what you are sticking with, you need to clean it up first by EQ and compression etc. I used to jump the gun and what to just add effects like Reverb and distortion before cleaning up the tracks to see how they sounded first it never works out, at least for me =).
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly worked on Electronic based music so far, I welcome all different types though
What's your strongest skill?
Sound Design
What do you bring to a song?
Synths sound with character, I love them I do not own any analog synths yet but I Program in Max MSP and Max for Live in Ableton.
What's your typical work process?
if someone wants something mixed I will look at the waveforms of each track first to see how much compression is was applied overall. Next spectrum analyse everything to see what unwanted frequencies are sitting in each track, find out what colouring each track has. Those would be the first steps
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup is short and sweet. MacBook Pro, Scarlett 2i2 external audio card, Yamaha HS5 Monitors/speakers. My DAW's I run are Logic and Ableton.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Trent Reznor, Rick Ruben.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing, Master, Sound Design, My internship consisted of Recording, mixing, and sound design those are what I have done professionally.