Analog or digital and why?
Both. There are things that each domain does better than the other and being able to use them together is a must-have skill.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is to make their vision a reality, whatever that vision may be.
What do you like most about your job?
I like that moment when the artist's vision is finally realized. I like being able to help people reach for a dream of theirs.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Take your time and pick the right person. Meshing well with whoever you decide to work with is just as important as how skilled and talented they are.
Can you share one music production tip?
Find a signature that is unique to you, whether it be a signature reverb style or certain instruments that not many people use. Find something that people hear and say "ah, I know who produced this."
What do you bring to a song?
It is often said that the best songs are the ones that push just far enough outside the box to stick out, without drawing too much attention. As someone comfortable with a wide range of genres, and training well into the avant-garde, I pride myself in being able to push the envelope.
What's your typical work process?
I generally work in long bursts, where I complete the work to almost its entirety. I then go back in multiple short bursts, with fresh ears each time to tweak and adjust as needed.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I currently work out of a number of spaces: My home setup, where I do most of my production, is composed of an Apogee Duet, Focal CMS monitors and an Arturia Keylab, as well as Microphones from Shure, Audix, AKG and Telefunken. I work out of two professional spaces, where I have access to a full range of outboard gear, multiple SSL mixing consoles, Neve summing consoles and professional monitoring systems from Yamaha, ADAM Audio, and Genelec.