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//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////yboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his remarkably diverse music and productions.

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  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm proud of every project. I don't take projects that I feel I won't be happy with. My role varies from project to project.

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

  4. A: Creating music for 3 major music production libraries.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: New here so . . . no.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Each has it's function and place.

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

  10. A: Better than you even imagined.

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

  12. A: Getting an emotional response from my work.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much? What's your budget?

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That anyone can do it if they have lots of gear and plug-ins.

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

  18. A: What do you want to be doing in 5 years?

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

  20. A: However you can, test their ears. If they pass your test - hire them. Their gear and toys will tell you nothing.

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

  22. A: Any decent mic. Any decent audio recorder. Any keyboard that can create a decent piano sound. Any decent in-ear monitors. Something that can start a fire.

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

  24. A: Musician first . . . technician second. 40 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: No-nonsense.

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

  28. A: Any artist who can do things I can't. That's how you learn.

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

  30. A: If you have to depend on technology to make is sound good . . . it never will.

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

  32. A: All the good kinds.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Aural perception

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

  36. A: Aural candy . . . you hear it . . . you want more.

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

  38. A: Give me some examples of what you want I'll give you some choices - you pick one or ask for more Let me do my thing Satisfied customer

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: A small "boutique" room that's comfy and functional. Mac Pro Pro Tools 12 Logic Pro Vocal Booth Soundelux U-195 Big ears at your service

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

  42. A: Anything that sounds amazing

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

  44. A: Music Production Keyboard/Synth/String arrangements Track Mixing Track Mastering Audio Sweetening

marknox - "Salamanca"

I was the Composer, Arranger, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

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