Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Mixing and Mastering "The Dice" by Lead Inc. out of Tacoma, WA. Check them out here: leadinc.jimdo.com/
What are you working on at the moment?
Completing this interview...
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Analog certainly has it's life and takes up so much room. Digital offers so many advantages on time and money, and if you know what your doing you can achieve a great product without sounding unnatural or over processed.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You'll be more than please with the end result and happy to have saved money with me.
What do you like most about your job?
Being able to give people something they wouldn't be able to get because of financial limitations.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long have you been doing this?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Than I only do metal...
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Can you play to a click/metronome?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Communicate and don't be afraid to take advice...no one is trying to tell you what to play...just how to play it so we can get the best capture for your product.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Acoustic instruments. Its a desert island with no power...
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been recording and mixing for about 10 years and mastering for the last three.
How would you describe your style?
Efficient and Competent.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Any artist that has a passion for their craft and an understanding of what it takes to put it down.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be afraid to point out where an artist flubbed if they're not aware of it right away.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Metal and Idustrial
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Clarity and Body
What's your typical work process?
Tell us about your studio setup.
I've always been a huge fan of "less is more". I've never had any complaints with my simplistic set up from anyone. A person can have all the best gear on the planet but if the performers are crap it's not going to matter.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I don't really have inspiration from anyone specific. For me its more of a passion.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording, Mixing and Mastering