Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am proud of every project I work on because each one is unique and delivers a creative vision. When I'm involved in a project, I am all-in, meaning I will do whatever is required to help make the project the best finished product it can be.
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished a mixing/mastering album project.
Analog or digital and why?
I am a digital guy, because I believe it offers the best sound quality and an array of analog emulations at the touch of a button.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise to clients is to provide a unique quality to everything I work on.
What do you like most about your job?
I love hearing a song be transformed by the mixing/mastering process.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: "How can I get it louder" A: "Let me do it for you"
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception about pro audio these days is a plugin can compensate for good decision making. Plugins are only a tool by which good pro audio decisions can be made.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I don't ask questions because the client is always right. I do require to listen to a draft of a song to determine if I could be of any help.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I should be considered a trusted part of your production. Listen to my examples to get an understanding on what my capabilities are.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1) Macbook Pro, 2) Apollo 8, 3) Console 1, 4) HD650, 5) MPC Touch
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I was trained 15 years ago by a 7 time grammy award winning engineer.
How would you describe your style?
I have a diverse style that compliment what I feel is best for the song. Music is art and it should sound as such.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Anyone that is independent, because I feel there is a ton of great music in the world, it just lack a major sound.
Can you share one music production tip?
Once your head starts to move and you feel the music naturally, your song is done. Don't over do it from this point or you will lose the magic. Always work within what comes natural, never to what comes technical.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is diversity in music styles and the ability to get your head moving to the music.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a fresh pair of ears to a song, a "listener's" ear. What would captivate me on the first listen of a song is what I work to deliver.
What's your typical work process?
I will listen to an existing mix of a song and determine a feel for the song and then establish a strategy to get it to its full sonic potential.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Raven MTX | Pro Tools 12.5 HDX w I/O 8X8X8 | Universal Audio - all plugins with Apollo 8 + 4 Octo and 1 Quad Sat | Waves Mercury | Waves NX | SSL Duende | Harrison Mixbus32c | Soundtoys | Izotope | Lexicon PCM | Softube Console 1 - SSL 9000 - British Class A | Senn HD650 - HD800 - HDVD800 | Antelope Pure2 | Yamaha HS7
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am familiar with all genres of music and listen to all new major album releases to stay current with sound trends.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I provide a "complete" service for independent artist, meaning mastering as an entry service and mixing + mastering combined as an extended service. I do not offer mixing without mastering.