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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly work with hip hop and R &B artists. I also work closely with pop artist.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mix by Ali, Dr. Dre, Jay Guru, and Noah 40.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring quality and character to a song while also bringing a vibrant atmosphere.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on a lot hip hop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Kicks and snares are very important for any hip hop track.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as being a perfectionist while maintaining patience to achieve the best quality.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.;
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Speakers, laptop, microphone, pro tools, and headphones.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My best advice to the customer is that you will be getting the best quality if you decide to hire me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality above all.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No there is no one i know on Sound Better.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a rap project calling Bohemian rap city by a rap group named rap city.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.