Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A project that I was and still am proud of is the first album that I produced/mixed. I knew nothing about recording going into it and came out with a world of knowledge and a solid product. The project raised over $4,000 to send students to Bithlo, Florida and Portland, Oregon to love and serve people. Of course my work has improved greatly over the years but I am proud of the growth and the outcome!
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a record with Channing Stockman as we get ready to open for Switchfoot up in Canada this August.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I don't know anyone yet but I certainly hope to start making some connections!
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. The results that can come from the digital world sound amazing as well as providing limitless posibilites with
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
If you don't like my work then don't pay for it! All I ask is that you wouldn't use my work and not pay for it.
What do you like most about your job?
The mix of science and art can let me go from a creative zone to a number crunching zone. Instead of getting caught in the same patterns over and over again I can change my routine to keep my results new and exciting.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much do you charge? My answer is, "the cheapest I can!" If money is tight then lets talk about some options so we can work on music together!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
You just turn the faders to the right volume and you're done.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Why do you make music? How long have you been an artist? Have you released other music?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I would suggest to learn some producer lingo to describe what you want out of a track. Instead of saying, "I want you to make it sound good," maybe you could ask
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Best iMac money can buy, Apollo quad, AKG C414,
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path will either be in audio engineering or videography. I am making money through both and I hope to continue until I can make a living doing one of them full time.
How would you describe your style?
Energetic and clean.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I want to work with artists who are passionate about what they are doing. The ones who don't have a question in their mind about if this is really what they want to do in life.
Can you share one music production tip?
When adding saturation to a single track I will often send it to two different saturation plugins and highpass/lowpass one and the other. This along with parallel compression on a drum bus can do wonders.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Christian pop or pop rock is probably most common. I love working on many different styles but those are the most common gigs to come through the door.
What's your strongest skill?
Strongest skill is being dependable and being excited about every project that I work on! There are so many great options out there for simple editing jobs, but finding someone dependable and excited about each artists music isn't always easiest.
What do you bring to a song?
I am able to bring objectivity to a song if it is welcome. Not everything in a song is always great. Knowing when a part needs to leave or be added can be a huge help!
What's your typical work process?
My typical work process is starting with one of four different mix templates depending on the type of song. Mix prep with checking for peaking values, clicks on track starts, empty regions, etc. Send instruments to their respective buses to get a very even and consistent sound for every song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
The studio is in a friend's garage who loved the direction I was going with music production. They continue to let me use the space in return for audio/video work.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Ed Cash, David Crowder, Needtobreathe, Shawn Mendes, and Seth Mosely
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Our most common work is time aligning drum and bass tracks.