All music has its own voice. I have the ability to mold that voice to create an atmosphere that captivates and immersifies the audience into a the world that the artist want to portray. Songs can have minimal words if any at all and still have the ability to speak 1,000 words. I love working with sounds and artist to enable the 'voice' to be heard!
I'm Noah Aultman at Cassidy Music. I have been working on honing my mixing and mastering skills for about 2 years now. I have a lot to continue to learn about the art of music and sound design. I currently work a full time job but spend as many hours as possible in my studio. The next step in my path is to find artist, musicians, songwriters, and even other producers to collaborate and grow together so that I can turn my passion into a career. A good relationship between a music engineer and an artist/songwriter is the most important thing in creating a song that will move people.
My goal is to partner with you to create your sound, your voice, and to let the world know who you are. It would be my pleasure to work with you in hopes to create a partnership that can last throughout a career. I also create beats and samples. I'm a songwriter as well and my own voice has a folk sound to it.
Music changes everyday. Don't follow the change in music be the cause the music changed.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Noah Aultman/Cassidy Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: connecting with more artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It allows me to work anywhere I need to work. All I need is my laptop and my ears.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to not short change you and to never deliver a product that you are not absolutely in love with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to listen to artist sounds and enjoy their voice will helping them create a message for the world to hear.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That all it takes is paying for good pluggins to make music sound good. You can have all the pluggins and analog gear in the world....you still have to have a good ear and understand how to operate what you have.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you ready to make a hit? I don't short change anything.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who can relate to you. Someone who doesn't just want to be a partner for later projects but someone who also believes in your sound as much as you do yourself.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook, Scarlett 2i2, Roland FA 08, Shure SM-81 mic, and a foam ball of any kind to put around my mic to avoid all that wind.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 2 years. I'm hoping that I can start to have a consistent inflow to support myself and be able to quit my day job and make music not only my love but my career.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a full and simplistic style. I feel like songs that have just a few vocal lines, if properly written, can have some of the biggest impacts.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like working with new artist because I get to be a part of their development and I get to see a new approach to music in someway that I haven't seen before.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never stop learning. I have a ton to learn but even people who have been in the business for 20 years learn everyday. Everyday new pluggins are developed and music changes. Never stop learning. Make it a goal to learn something from every artist you work with.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My favorite music to work on is Folk/Acoustic but work can vary.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear. I am able to listen and pick out small sounds that can be reduced and enhanced to clean the mix up and allow it to have that hit single kind of sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring personalization. Every artist has their own voice and every artist has the ability to change the shape of music as we know it. I don't let popular artist or previous clients dictate how I mix and master any clients work.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to every track individually and then all together. I find what frequency each track needs to occupy to allow for all parts to be heard and not washed out. I then add compression, reverb, delay, and EQ. Finally I mix in the vocals and make sure they have a pocket in the mix allowing them to cut through and be clean and sharp.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small home studio and everything I need to simply mix and master or to creating a song and record it from scratch.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Legend
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering tracks.