Remote Mixing Engineer specializing in the rock genre, rock, punk, hard rock and metal. I have several sample songs that have been mixed and mastered. My mixing style incorporates an element of creative production and passion, helping to engage the listener and draw them farther into your music. More dynamical than just a professional mix.
Mixing Engineer: Remote mixing and mastering which includes multiple stem songs, editing of the stems, timing correction, vocal pitch correction,
Recording Engineer: Local recording facilities with up to 22 simultaneous tracks.
Composer: Capacity for assisting in lyrical content and musical arrangements
My passion is creating the best sonic experience for the listener and to enhance your musical vision to create a timeless musical experience for you and your audience.
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Interview with Hook'T Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Writing, recording, mixing and mastering my bands music. It is a great feeling to complete your own song. Whether it is a commercial success or not doesn't matter. Completing a song and being able to enjoy it yourself is almost a euphoric experience
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Remixing my bands music, with the intent to start releasing it early in 2021
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. A lot of control. You can fine tune things quite easily in the digital world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To create a piece of art we can all be proud of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with music, making it sound great, creating art in the process. Creating a product everyone can be proud of.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: It's usually cost. What's your budget? How can we meet your goals on your budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You can't achieve a great musical product without a big studio and a big budget.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal? What is the intent of the song? What mood are you trying to set? Anything you want added? Any effects you are thinking of?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to their work. Modern music needs to be full, engaging and exciting. A thin sounding track doesn't work today.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tough question..... Do you have electricity???
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a music lover all my life. I started listening to rock when I was 4 years old. Through writing original music within the last 4 years, I became more and more obsessed with recording and mixing. It is now my passion.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My mixing style is a full sound where everything is big and interesting. I will add interesting moments of reverb, delay etc, where it will enhance the mood, but not distract from the music itself.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Too many to name. Mainly, anyone who takes time to craft a great combination of good lyrical and musical content that will take the listener on a little journey.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always ask yourself, can I add something that is subtle that will add to the experience and enjoyment of listening to this song several times.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything in the rock field, including punk, hard rock and metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a full, engaging listening experience for each song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an artistic flare to the mixing process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work through each track, looking for timing, sonic and pitch issues. Edit the tracks to remove unwanted aspects of the track. Mix the track to obtain the most consistent performance and sound levels. Look for ways to make it bigger, more interesting using automation and effects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I can record up to 22 tracks simultaneously. My mixing area is quite large and rather unique. It allows me to mix and hear all aspects of the music without hearing excessive low or high ends
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by the art of making music sound professional, full and interesting. A good song can be elevated to a great song through a great mix and adding those touches that make it stand out and sonically interesting
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording/tracking of music. Mixing/arranging of music. Mastering of music.