I believe when you first start a mix it’s better to make small changes rather than few big changes.
I am an recording, mixing, and mastering engineer who is certified in Pro Tools. In my box I have Waves, Slate, Antares, Melodyne, Plugin Alliance. I started engineering micing up and recording bands and local musicians through Otari MTR-90, API, SSL, SSL AWS, Neotek, Neve consoles etc , with endless rack equipment like the LA 2A, Distressor, LA 4, Mic Pres, and the list goes on. Then, I wanted to take everything I knew from the analog world and combine that with digital and mixing the two together. I have recorded/mixed for many local artist.
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Interview with WavSingh
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For me it has to be both. I love the sound of analog when you push the limits, but also love that I have all the tools I need to make a hit record in the box
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to help people with their dreams. Seeing them succeed
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mastering is just putting a limiter and widening on it. Making everything as loud as possible isn't always good!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'd like to know your references, as well as artists & songs you love.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Dr. Dre, his way of recording and tracking has always been my favorite
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to work in 40 minute segments, and then take a 5-10 minute break. Then I start again. This way, it keeps everything fresh and I don't get lost in the track. Gain staging will go long way!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work in ALL genres, but mostly work on Hip Hop, Rnb, World, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Tracking, Vocal Mixing and taking the track to the next level
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is consisting of getting the session ready and routed to mix for my workflow. Then listening to the song or references uninterrupted and feeling the vibe. I then make some notes on what I can do and how I feel I can bring the track to the next level. I want to add my vibe and skill to the track while keeping the original artists vision. It's a collaborative effort!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pretty streamlined and mostly operating in-the-box. I work out of Pro Tools 12, monitoring through Kali Audio. Pretty much rely on, Waves, Slate Bundle, Fabfilter, Antares, Melodyne, Sound Toys Plug-Ins, to get me through.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The list would be too long to fit in here, but some mixing engineers that inspire me would be Dr. Dre, Alex Tumay, MixByAli, Noah Shebib, Chris Lord-Alge, Andrew Scheps, Young Guru. The list goes on
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking,Mixing, Mastering, Co-Production. I have many clients that want a mix and master at first, but then I assist them with additional production to take their tracks to the next level.