I will edit, mix, and master your Hip-Hop, R&B, or Pop songs.
I have been an audio engineer for over 15 years and engineering has been my greatest contribution to music. This has given me insight on the needs of artists, managers, producers, labels, and music clients alike in many genres. It is a privilege being a part of the magic and science of music creation. I take pride in delivering high quality audio to my clients and providing a professional experience. My services are consistent, precise, and efficient. Please feel free to contact me and let me know about your next project. Let’s collaborate and see how my services can help you achieve your goals.
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Interview with BlackViolet Audio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working with a local indie rapper Blaq, helping him develop his sound.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for recording, digital for mixing. The harmonic distortions of analog equipment give recordings life as opposed to sounding cold and barren. However, the flexibility and freedom of digital equipment in the post phase expand the possibilities of how songs are produced and released.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Transparency, professionalism, and your recordings will sound better when they leave my hands than they did when you submitted them. .
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The process may be similar in some ways but no two tracks or songs are the same. There's always something new to explore and there's always something new to learn.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we as engineers can make anyone sound good regardless of the talent level or performance.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I normally ask for time frames, their expectations, and their artistic direction of the project. I also like to ask what the artist like about their song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The better the performance, the better the outcome. Also invest in your recording space, whether it be at home or in a studio. .
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An Avid S6 board, Waves SSL E-Channel, SSL Fusion Bus Processor, Sonnox Limiter, Cubase Pro
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been engineering for 15 years now. I started out composing music for short films and producing remixes for indie artists. A studio owner in Dallas, Texas was impressed at my ability to mix and master my own records and offered me an engineering internship. I then became the lead engineer after about a year. The owner moved towards artist management so I started freelance for several years up until I started BlackViolet Audio.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to do a Future Bass Project with Tinashe. I think she has a great voice that needs to be explored in alternative and emerging genres.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears first, not your eyes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rap/R&B and Pop
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fullness, and if the song needs it, excitement as well. I liked to hear the elements that make the song stand out and enhance it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Avid Artist Series controllers, Pro Tools HDX, Cubase Pro, WaveLab Pro, Yamaha HS Series monitors, Yamaha HS10 Subwoofer, AKG K872, AKG Q701, and KRK Rokit Series monitors. I work completely in the box so Waves Plugins, iZotope Plugins, Sonnox plugins, and some other plugins as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Powers, Phil Tan, Jimmy Douglas,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do predominantly mixing and mastering.