My name is Chris. I have 5 years of audio production experience. This is in both in studio recording and sound for film.
- Yamaha Studio Monitors
- Mackie Interface
- Shure SM57
- Cad m179
- analog effects/pedals
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Interview with Chris Wilmot
What are you working on at the moment?
Recording, mixing and producing my friends podcast. Working on music/learning more about it. Finishing school soon.
Analog or digital and why?
Make your art any way you can. But if price wasn't a factor, analog.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Can't fix everything.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What kind of feeling are they going for? Are there any artists or eras they were influenced by.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
4 track recorder, a guitar, mpc sampler, a decent mic, a shitty mic (or some sort of solar generator?)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been taking classes in audio production and studio recording since high school and throughout college for the past 5 years. During this time I have experimented with my own recordings and projects and have gained a lot of experience in garageband, protools, and primarily logic pro.
How would you describe your style?
I try to avoid overworking a song and layering too many effects. I prefer natural sounding mixes even with electronic or digital music.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rick Ruben seems chill.
What's your strongest skill?
I am comfortable with both natural and stylized approaches to production and mixing.
What do you bring to a song?
Experience and an attention to detail.
What's your typical work process?
I usually start with cleaning up the sound as much as possible so I can start from an uncolored starting point. Then I mix the levels first, figuring out where they fit on the pan and that everything has its own space in the mix. Then I work on reverb, usually to fuse the sound together. Then I go on to eq and compression. I'll probably end up going back and tweaking each of these as go from step to step and I would add automation after getting the basic mix down.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Studio Monitors, Mackie Interface, guitar, bass, microphones, 49-key midi controller, effects.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing, editing, recording.