I work with solo artists or small bands to co-produce and co-write original songs, music for film and tv, and music videos.
Well rounded in a variety of instruments and recording techniques.
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Interview with The Violet Angel
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Im sure i could recommend a few
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What kind of music do I make? Mostly what I feel like making in the moment.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: nothing really
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been on the path of the music artist for 10 years.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jonathan Wilson, Grizzly Bear, Cass McCombs, Brian Wilson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I help co-produce and co-write music with other artists.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was a part of an album called "Year Of The Black Dog" by The Holy Knives, Recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso Texas, and had an amazing time of it, as the bass player of the band.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: About a dozen new tracks, and craft.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both, because more fun.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will never do anything without a strong purpose behind my actions.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Developing a song from fractal idea to completed music to be enjoyed.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is their desired end result?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm open-minded and interested in your opinions.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 69' guild T-100, A microphone, a recorder of some sort, a camera, a pen and paper, and sunglasses.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Eclectic, Multi-variate, Introspective.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist who's willing to put in the work, for obvious reasons.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: don't rely too much on theory, let your intuition shine every once and a while.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: baroque-pop, dream-pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Staying committed to finishing music and shipping art.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my personal experiences, world-views, and sentiment to people who need it the most.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: gather ideas, stay open to what comes, write what feels right, then become familiar with the feeling and encapsulate it as best as possible without over-doing it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Minimal, 2 electric guitars, 2 mics, a sampler, and a synth. and of course recording gear.