With mixing experiences of over 200 different tracks and Genre's we will be more than ready to mix and master your track to professional quality ready for release,
Big-name mixer/masterer in New Zealand, working with artists such as Rory Noble, Bailey Kauri, Davux, Aria, David Smiddy & much more.
I have mixed, mastered, and produced over 100 tracks making me your best choice for your track.
With direct access to my own studio, and owner of a record label I can have second opinions on mixes and perfect it to make your track the best that it can be!
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Interview with Swish-Blaq Records
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A new project I have loved was 'Save Me feat. Davux'. This song by Bailey Kauri was all produced, mix mastered, and distributed by me. Having the whole song be done by me is always a great achievement to me. Also quite good for the bank.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment i am working on a few different mixes for Davux, two other mixes for Keelan Larsen/Lowkey, and producing a song for Bailey Kauri
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know Bailey Kauri and Liam Ello very well. Both are amazing vocalists, Liam even knowing all the mixing, mastering, and production skills as well. For female bailey is amazing to work with and very creative with melodies and making everything sound perfect. Liam ello is absolutely amazing at conveying a feeling to the listener, bringing emotion to them, and making them feel how he intended them to. Bailey is my partner and Liam is my childhood best friend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Personally Analog has always been best for me making everything sound smooth and beautiful feeling compared to the digital more aggressive feeling I feel.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to bring constant communication, updates, and happiness to my clients. Never stopping until i have finished the mix to the client's satisfaction. The client is always first.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When I have finished a job and I get to listen back to how much I have done and the achievement I have made from this mix, it brings me a lot of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you need from me? Commonly I tend to have a lot of people not know what to send a mixer/master, always prefer the original and absolute raw files of each track and a very good description of what they want the mix to be like.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The amount of money I have invested into my studio and music is ridiculous. I couldn't disagree with this more, music and what I do with it is what makes me happy, so investing in myself and my happiness is what I feel is the best thing for anyone.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What emotion do you want the listener to feel throughout this song? This is the basis of what a song should be in the end, songs are just songs until you are really able to feel an emotional connection to them.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Every mixer has a different style, I have talked to people that love my mixes a lot more than people working in mixing for the majority of their life, while others feel the opposite. There are always standard rules everyone would follow in mixing but everyone applies those and achieves those rules in their own way.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Keyboard, Laptop, HeadPhones, Audio Interface&cables, Microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: While I am studying IT currently and working on improving my IT skills and knowledge, Music has always been the most important thing to me in life, whether it is just listening to it, or making a track from start to finish, it brings out the best in me and makes me who I am every day. I have been producing for close to 5-6 years now, and mixing for over 3 years in my own record label's dedicated studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am extremely flexible with creating and mixing styles. I tend to love things feeling airy and beautiful but have recently started working on some dark and moody songs with Bailey Kauri trying to bring out the dark side of her voice and songs.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion, no doubt about anyone else, always him. I just feel that his vibe and presence would just make everything so much better, his input and creative style on the different elements of a song would do so much to me and inspire me so much more than he already has.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I think creating music isn't the hardest thing in the music industry, I think that being noticed and getting your name out there is the hardest. My advice to get your name out there more and be noticed would be to work for it, go to every venue in your town and ask to perform, message & talk to all festival hosters in your country/region. the more people that notice you perform the more people will like who you are, as well as your music. this is a true fanbase & connection.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually, I work on R&B and POP vocals, I am also best at producing these and Hip-Hop beats. I mix R&B/Pop vocals & produce these songs close to every couple of days with Bailey Kauri a client of mine. I mix Davux's Hip-Hop/Pop vocals & occasionally produce him the beats/songs he asks for. These are the two clients that I work for under my record label, I also work for multiple other artists outside of my label.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill I feel is my producing skills and my mixing skills. I have produced for around 6 years now starting when I was 13 learning Ableton live with the launchpad, and creating my own drum patterns and simple songs through that. With mixing, I have about 2 years of experience mixing over 100 different voices, and different artists.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a mixer I always try to bring clarity to the song, eradicating muddiness, and bringing liveliness to every element of the song, and putting focus onto the appropriate parts/instruments of the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Typically the start of my project I always make sure I have water or a drink with me before I start, this way I won't have to interrupt my process for needing to get some water. 2. Next I always organize my session and make sure everything is ready for the work to be streamlined as efficiently made as possible. 3. After this, I start with creating the basis of the track or if mixing, just mixing everything without adding any effects yet, this way I can hear everything the same. This to me is an important part of my process, lets me feel what needs to be more wet/spacious/special and what needs to be in front of what. it is also a great spot to play around with levels to feel what is best. 4. After I have found what I need to have done, I take one track at a time figuring out exactly how I would achieve the sound that I am wanting for that track. 5. Once I have finished this and achieved the sound I'm wanting on each stem of the track. I listen to the track as a whole and remix parts that now need to be changed because of the editing and effects on other stems. 6. After this is finished it is time to master the track, usually starting with a very precise EQ and then a maximizer pushing all the little peaks of the song to the right level in the track. after this, I tend to analyze the different frequency ranges of the song and adding what needs to be added into those ranges, whether that is excitement, punchiness, smoothness or darkness, all can be achieved using this technique. 7. After this I check in with the artist and ask them for any advice on what needs to be done and changed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of a whole room with sound treatment panels placed throughout the room, Alesis Studio monitors, two Midi Key Board, two dynamic microphones, one condenser microphone, an audio interface from M-Audio, an Akai MPD218 Beat pad, two heavy-duty microphone stands, more than enough leads and cables, Acoustic & electric guitar, a ukelele, a built-in Soundbooth converted from a walk-in wardrobe.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jon Bellion is an artist that has inspired me for my whole music career, His creativity making music and introducing elements into his songs that have never been heard before in music. He starts from the beginning of a song and puts his heart and soul into a song to make sure that the track is exactly how he has desired it to be. This is what I aspire to be like.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: People usually get in contact with me to mix & master their track. I have done mixing and mastering for many artists, I produce for two artists. One artist I produce for is in the pop music scene, while the other one is more of hip-hop.