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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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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