Shamel is from Brooklyn, NY and built a name for himself as one of New York’s more in-demand freelance engineers, working with artists like Pattie Labelle, Alicia Keys, Musiq Soulchild, Busta Rhymes and many others.
Freelance Recording Engineer – Started as an Assistant Engineer at Quad Studio NYC. Became an apprentice of Grammy Award winning Mix Engineer Tommy Uzzo at Mirror Image Recorders. Toured with Busta Rhymes as his personal engineer. Technology Installer for Monster Media.Assistant Mastering Engineer for Audible Inc./ Amazon. Currently, he is the Recording Engineer for MBK Entertainment and Oz Studios.
Shamel has also established his company; Hughes Media Group,LLC which specializes in audio services for multimedia applications. He is now into developing his company to brand and market new businesses, innovative arts and educational programs.
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One of the greatest Audio Engineers I know! Very attentive to quality details. Great work ethic! Quality mixdowns your tracks sound like liquid gold!
Sha is impeccable. He is as knowledgable as it gets. He's a miracle worker.
Sha is a wizard with implementing his skill and experience in any project thrown his way. Everytime we've collaborated on a track I find it to be incredibly smooth, influential, and above all a good time. If you are looking for a true professional who delivers something great with no heart ache, you've found your guy.
Shamel is a phenomenal Recording Engineer. He always puts 150 percent into all of his craft and creativity. He is passionate about what he does, and you can hear it through his work. Trusting Sha is a must, because you will be far from disappointed.
Over the last few years I've been fortunate enough to work Sha, his professionalism and attention to detail is outstanding! Sha's work always sounds great, no matter what were doing. We usually work in big studios all over NYC & Cali, When ever I need Sha he's available and I never have to worry about anything**
Interview with Shamel Hughes
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both... its 2016... you are force to use the best of both worlds because each have a significant value in the sonic quality of the end product.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just make things sound good
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to accomplish with this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest with your ambitions and reality.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 12 years+ My path was tough, fun and always educational.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative Vibes
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, urban, rock, gospel and latin
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communicating and working with people.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Artistry... Im a painter with ears.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process will vary by project... I like to setup and be ready to accomodate clients for whatever they may throw at me.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: SSL Duality SE 24 Input Analog Console with Apple Logic Pro Studio and Avid Digidesign HD3. Augspurger Custom Main Monitors and a wide range of outboard gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspire of the creators of the unique sounds that we hear or haven't as of yet. Producers and engineers alike mainly.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record tons of vocals and lots of live instruments. The job can include cleaning up sessions to remix and producing songs. Some artists hire me for solid projects; start to end. Other may use my services for the polish sound they can not create with their own resources. New artists love to work with me because I assist with creating their sound as an artist.