To have the gift of "big ears" is to first, be grateful for that gift. Next, create aural sensations that actually get a physical response - from tears to goosebumps. This is what I do . . . I have no choice.

Mark Knox’s music has been covered by Norman Conners, Grover Washington Jr., Bob Thompson, Gerald Veasley and others. He’s been involved in such world-class associations as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, The 12 Monkeys and Carsey-Werner. Mark's compositions appear in many commercials, films, CD's, and corporate campaigns. As a composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer, his unique perspective on "both sides of the glass" is evident in his remarkably diverse music and productions.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • ProTools 12
  • Logic Pro and a vast canvas of colours

Genres I specialize in

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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What are you working on at the moment?
Creating music for 3 major music production libraries.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
New here so . . . no.
Analog or digital and why?
Each has it's function and place.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Better than you even imagined.
What do you like most about your job?
Getting an emotional response from my work.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much? What's your budget?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone can do it if they have lots of gear and plug-ins.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want to be doing in 5 years?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
However you can, test their ears. If they pass your test - hire them. Their gear and toys will tell you nothing.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
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.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Musician first . . . technician second. 40 years.
How would you describe your style?
No-nonsense.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Any artist who can do things I can't. That's how you learn.
Can you share one music production tip?
If you have to depend on technology to make is sound good . . . it never will.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All the good kinds.
What's your strongest skill?
Aural perception
What do you bring to a song?
Aural candy . . . you hear it . . . you want more.
What's your typical work process?
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
Tell us about your studio setup.
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
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Anything that sounds amazing
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Music Production Keyboard/Synth/String arrangements Track Mixing Track Mastering Audio Sweetening