Profile User 3425

Music Producer & Mix Engineer

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While new to Toronto, I am originally from Halifax, NS. After Graduating from the Nova Scotia Community College's Recording Arts program in 2013, I began working in Halifax's North End community centre, Centreline Studio. While working at Centreline, I was gifted the opportunity to work with BIPOC and at-risk youth in the Halifax community of Uniacke Square. My work (and mostly volunteer work) at the studio slowly brought in attention as the youth became older and some growing their own music careers and in 2018 I was brought in to work with NSCC's "Strive Campaign" as a brand ambassador.

I specialize in contemporary R&B and Hip-hop

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Production: I have a little over a decade of experience producing Hip-Hop and R&B beats using a variety of different DAWs and techniques. While mainly working with local, Halifax based artists, the production I offer is completable with high budget studio production from major artists.

Mixing: A good, clean, appropriate mix is an important step to having your music sound good and compete with the very best releases. Since graduating from the Recording Arts program at NSCC in 2013, mixing has become one of my most valuable skills. The difference between your song sounding amateur to a sounding like a smash hit can come down to how it was recorded, and how it was mixed!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Profile User 3425

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: An EP with St. Lucian rapper Kayo Guevarra, an EP with Toronto/Halifax rapper Benjamin, an album from Afro-Canadian singer aRenye, an EP from Antiguan-Canadian rapper Yohvn Black, EP from Halifax rapper Jeffery Blakie, and a compilation beat tape with Yohvn Black.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Analog clearly has an appeal to the sound, usually warm and vintage sounding, reminiscent of the music pre-the 90s. But digital as made the studio experience affordable and accessible to everyone. Everyone who begins a career in music production will learn via digital converters long before they hear the sound of tape.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To work WITH my client to provide the best and appropriate mix for their projects!

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: I take my work seriously and work best with other people who feel the same way!

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: All you need is an NT1a, a Scarlett 2i2, an MPKmini, a computer with a DAW and maybe a SM58 just to be safe.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I've been making beats since 2007. In 2012 I went to NSCC for Recording Arts and again in 2015 for Music Business. I've been working with Centreline Studio in Halifax for 8 years and I've recently moved to Toronto.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Diverse but cohesive. Often dark and ambient but chill and intelligent. Vocal sampling is my sauce.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Sonder. An R&B group made up of 2 producers and 1 singer is just legendary.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Learn theory for your sake.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Usually either chill vibe music, or darker, deep tone bass driven music.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: Thick, smacking drums and lots of melody.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Currently working with Logic Pro X on a Macbook Pro. My studio uses a Focusrite ISA preamp, a dbx compressor and the Apollo 16 as my interface and also preamp(s). For sounds we have a Juno DI, a few guitars. For mics we use the Shure SM7b and a AA CM 47fet.

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: My inspiration comes from the a lot of hip hop and R&B. Old and new greats such as Kanye West, No ID, Noah "40" and Metro Boomin for producers, Brent Faiyaz/Sonder and Jorja Smith as R&B vocalist.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Majority of my work is recording, mixing and beat production.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: When producing, I'll either have a beat that someone will be inspired by to work with, or they will have an idea or something already written and have me with around their idea, which I find to be more fun and a nicer result.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My knowledge of music theory and music business.

  33. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  34. A: What are they planning for the song and project?

  35. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  36. A: I enjoy creating art, painting pictures with sounds is what production is to me.

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GenresSounds Like
  • PARTYNEXTDOOR
  • Travis Scott
  • JAY-Z
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Universal Apollo 16
  • Focusrite ISA 1
  • dbx 266xs
  • Roland Juno DI
  • Shure SM7b
  • Advanced Audio CM 47fet