I can put a drum punch to your song.
I will put drums to any of your songs, depending on complexity within 24 hours, with a rough mix, and 36 hours with a radio ready mix.
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Interview with arnold_2112
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A blues band, Blue Thorns, I recorded the drums, mixed, produced and mastered the whole project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A rockabilly artist, and blues band.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital with analog plugs, it's the cheapest way to get the saturation to make it feel like it's analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The snare will sound great and kik will be thunderous
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to create and play the instrument.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you play like "this", insert drummers name...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Drummers over play
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you envision from the drums and how do they fit in the songs
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared for an amazing sounding mix and tasteful drum parts.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A kick drum, snare drum, guitar and notepaper.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started when I was 12, and now nearly 30 years later still hammering at it, and now I have added producer and mixing engineer to my resume
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to hold a strong groove so the song flows
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tony MacAlpine
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to the artist, maybe it's something they aren't playing or saying is the key the song needs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Feeling and passion
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the scratch track, get a feel of the song, set up the click track, and run through the song a few times until I get parts written and then record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have 24 channel recording capability, Lewitt, Shure and AKG Mic's. ASP, MOTU Pre amps and interface. I use Pro Tools as my main DAW
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone I can listen to and learn something from
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum tracks for artist from jazz, rock, pop and country