Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Yolo Lisa - I Didn't Do It | I produced, edited and mixed this song, and it was noticed immediately by Muzooka curators. Felt amazing, and would love to bring this level of commitment to a more...cohesive...band unit.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing my band's songs we recorded last year. We are in permanent hiatus.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I have not yet searched le data base.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Because you can't afford analog. But really, both, if you can afford it.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
If you have any level of talent, I will bring it out of you and will deliver a value beyond the budget. However, please note that there is still a budget :)
What do you like most about your job?
The process of creation. Watching the artist unfold their art to the audience. The magic of connecting our existence through music and performance. It is beautiful.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make me sound like _______ . Actually...TBH I have never gotten asked this; but my mentor was asked this constantly and I think it needs to be addressed. I can only make you sound like a less sloppy/out of tune version of yourself. You need to have some level of talent.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is cheap or not required. I wish I could go back to my original producers, pay them what they were worth and apologize for my delusions.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want to be? What do you want this to be? How do you think we can get there?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
You need to want to spend money. If you don't want to spend money, then wait until you can. I have been you, and did not spend money or seek those who could. Now I am producer instead of on your TV.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Assuming you have that thing of which I am to record... An SM57, a UAD Apollo, a MacBook Pro, a Neve 1073 and a U-47
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Honestly, I love music. I love technology. I can't seem to quit either. Since I was 17?
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Josh Homme. Because I am an idiot.
Can you share one music production tip?
Double tracking your synthesizers.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, pop and electronic.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Passion, creativity and ingenuity. You'd be surprised at what I can do w/ your work. Sure, I can leave your song alone...but typically my value is in how I can enhance the feel, vibe, emotion, etc...
What's your typical work process?
Try. Fail. Try. Fail. Try. Fail.Succeed.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I am mobile, and prefer to use other's studios if we need to do live tracking.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Rock, Butch Vig, Flea, Rick Ruben, Josh Homme
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Rock and pop music production, with some substantial post production gigs earlier in the year.