What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing mixing and more mixing
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. It's 2016 and I don't have the money for analog. Do you?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I'm no mastering engineer, but I do my best.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your end goal for the project?
Who are your influences?
What role do you want me to play on this work?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do a lot of listening. You want someone who will understand what your particular sound is. Also find someone who could be really passionate about your music.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop (what a 21st century thing to say, I like analog gear but what's wrong with the box?)
Pair of Adam monitors
API 550 A&B
API 512c Pre
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started doing live sound in a church setting when I was 12. Eventually I started recording in high school, and now am finishing up my degree in Audio (only took 6 years!). I moved the family to Nashville and am out here trying to make it.
How would you describe your style?
I love to work with music that has a very live feel, whether it be the stadium sort of live or of a band jamming in the garage. This comes out in my work.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Metallica...i'm a huge fanboy
Can you share one music production tip?
Never finalize a session at night..... NEVER
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Contemporary Christian, Gospel
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is the ability to take feedback and use it to make improvements. I don't tend to take anything personally, and so I am able to easily step back from my work and evaluate it based on client feedback. This helps everyone to be satisfied with the final result, and allows me to broaden my vision when I approach a piece of work.
What's your typical work process?
Editing, Rough Mix, Revisions, Approved Mix, Master
Tell us about your studio setup.
Currently working in the box. Pro Tools 12 & Waves Plugin suite
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Sylvia Massey, Warren Huart, Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing Demos and Studio Recordings. Editing and Time Alignment for music and video.