From Rock to Rap, I have had the pleasure of working with a lot of creative artists.
Providing Mixing and Mastering services to make your music ready for distribution.
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Interview with JJWSound
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on music for a TV show
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog if I'm taking a group into the studio to record basic tracks. Then dump the 24 track off into the computer and record the rest of the tracks there because of the speed it affords.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many songs are you wanting mixed? Is there a hard date of completion that needs to be met? What is the order in which the songs are to be mixed? Do you have documentation for each of the songs to be mixed? Which would include: Song # for mix order - Song Title - Description - Time Signature - BPM - Key - Lyrics - Song Layout in Bars. What format are your tracks in (file format, Bit rate and sample rate)?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask Questions! Recalls are expected so document the changes you are looking for and I'll get to work. It is very rare that I do a mix that never gets a Recall. I am working hard to make you a repeat client.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A gill net, a fishing pole, a tackle box with the all important fillet knife to clean fish, an axe to make my hut and to open coconuts. There ya go, 5 pieces of gear. What? Its not like I would be able to plug anything in for power.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been professionally working in the entertainment industry for sum 27 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Old School Digital
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to work outside your comfort zone. That is where amazing things can happen.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really do work on styles from Rock to Rap. I have had the pillage to work with a lot of talented musicians from all walks of life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When I start working on a song, my thought process is how will this mix work in the live setting. It makes me smile from ear to ear when people listen to the album and then see the artist live and hear them say "you sound just like the album" I feel like I have done my job.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, go over any track notes from the Client. Then get the multi-tracks imported in to the DAW. Work on track management (Drums and Bass on the left, all the other instruments next, then the vocals on the right). Press loop play and work my way from left to right, over and over and over an over again. Hours later a finished track emerges to be sent back to the client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For my DAW I am running Nuendo. I have a few pieces of outboard gear that if need be I will loop out to, Eventide Harmonizer H910 (Kind of my baby), and some tube processors to add warmth that plugins just cant duplicate. For monitors a custom built pair of 3-way midfield monitors, a pair Truth B3021 powered monitors, and a pair of 3" cube speakers from Radio Shack.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically I am asked to Mix and Master.