Engineer Malik

Mixing and mastering

Engineer Malik on SoundBetter

I am a audio engineer from Philadelphia. I have one year experience mixing and mastering in local studios in Philadelphia area. I also primarily use Pro tools for most of my mixing and mastering projects.

I am looking to do remote freelancing work to help artists achieve that quality sound you deserve as a musician. Your musical talent is your gift lets work together to create perfection.

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Interview with Engineer Malik

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

  2. A: I can say my proudest moment of being a audio engineer was completing my first mix tape by a artist named D wild as it took a month of mixing and mastering. The mix tape went on to make a success throughout the inner city its called the dirty tape.

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

  4. A: I'm currently working on a rap project calling Bohemian rap city by a rap group named rap city.

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

  6. A: No there is no one i know on Sound Better.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital is my preferred option because we live in a world of technology which is giving us more opportunity to enhance our musical goals. Analog is still i use it for some songs just give it more warmth which is a downside in the digital world.

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

  10. A: Quality above all.

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

  12. A: I love the creation part of my job. It,s exciting working with artist and producers to create a musical piece, and to break it apart then rebuild it up into perfection.

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

  14. A: Customers mostly ask me what happens if i can't achieve their goals for a song? My answer to them is it's my job to insure you that it takes time and dedication on both ends to reach that goal for the song.

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

  16. A: The biggest misconception of what i do is the myth that audio engineers is not a musically tuned as the artist as it is false. The audio engineer and the artist is a team its a rhythm that is created between the two to create music.

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

  18. A: I ask clients what is their road map for their song? What is their goal for the song? What is the theme you aiming for?

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

  20. A: My best advice to the customer is that you will be getting the best quality if you decide to hire me.

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

  22. A: Speakers, laptop, microphone, pro tools, and headphones.

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

  24. A: My career path is to become one of the audio engineers in the music industry. I been a audio engineer for a year now i started off as an artist then i transitioned into audio engineering as i grew to love it more.;

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I would describe my style as being a perfectionist while maintaining patience to achieve the best quality.

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

  28. A: I would love to work with kendrick lamar. He's one of my favorite artist as he brings a elevating performance to every track.

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

  30. A: Kicks and snares are very important for any hip hop track.

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

  32. A: I usually work on a lot hip hop.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is mixing which i am well known for in my craft. I can take apart a song and put back together using various tools from my arsenal. I can also bring a vocal alive in a mix instead of just being a vocal that's just there.

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

  36. A: I bring quality and character to a song while also bringing a vibrant atmosphere.

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

  38. A: I like to start my process with cleaning up the tracks, then I go into getting balance throughout the song, and then i begin my mixing once everything is in its right place.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work at Lil drummer Boy recording studio. We have a perfect setup 8inch monitors, 3 monitors, and we also have various mono sources. We also obtain a wide collections of plugins.

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

  42. A: Mix by Ali, Dr. Dre, Jay Guru, and Noah 40.

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

  44. A: I mainly work with hip hop and R &B artists. I also work closely with pop artist.

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