We have a great passion for creating amazing music. Thomas Emulous has produced commercial quality work for bands, soundtracks, podcasts, and YouTube artists around the world.
We compose for many genres ranging from orchestra to metal. Services offered include: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Session Playing, and Production.
We also offer audio services such as: Theme Songs, Background Music, Audio remastering and restoration.
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Interview with Thomas Emulous
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: This was the garage recording. They performed live and sent the basic tracks. What I sent back was a clear, tight, radio ready song. In fact, two of those songs were number one hits on the radio! I still have the signed album hanging in the studio.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Christmas Album! The choir sounds great. Also producing a theme for a school in Taiwan, handling copyrighting for an Aretha Franklin Tribute Album, and co-writing an album with another artist. This is on top of the standard studio mixing I work on daily.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Most of the great engineers I work with are not a part of SoundBetter, but should definitely be.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I use to be 100% Analogue, but Digital is becoming more efficient to work with, and tones are sounding better each day. It's the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always promise they'll love our work. If they don't get 5x the value, they don't pay.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to meet people around the world, do what I love, and hear great sound. Can't narrow it down to one!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question is generally when a mix will be finished. And it always depends on the song and quality going into a mix. We always have a max two week deadline.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The effort applied. There are countless project sessions and hours poured into preparing tracks before we even mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask about their aim and goal with their music. There's a difference between releasing what you love and building a career out of it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: All we need is for you to understand enough to tell us whether a track is 24bit or 16bit. Our engineers handle the rest.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM57, Scarlet USB Interface, Laptop with Protools (if that counts as one), A reference CD, and of course an EQ
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've composed for nearly 17 years now! I grew up hearing small details in music and audio, so following the path of mixing felt natural. I was taught by many incredible mentors across the country for about 4 years before working commercially.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very large. Every song I produce sounds gigantic and nothing less than enormous.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Erra. Their guitar tones are incredible.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 20% of your effort should be post production. The greatest songs are the ones that sound finished before they're touched.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Metal or orchestra soundtrack. Djent and DI guitar tones are always a pleasure to use.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Taking a garage recording and making it sound radio ready. I once took an actual garage recorded album and mixed it over countless weeks. Two of those songs became number one hits on the radio.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life. Some songs just have more energy and "feel" in them.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I won't release all of my secrets!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Most everything has swayed towards being in the box. I still use top of the line AKG mics for drums and vocals. ProTools 12 for both Windows and Mac have allowed me to take full advantage of what's out there in order to get amazing sounds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Warren Huart inspired me from the beginning to create beautiful mixes. I have countless similarities with Hans Zimmer and this has helped expand my career into the film and commercial industry.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly mix for clients around the world. They send stems and multi-tracks, and we go from there!