Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I worked on an album for my band "My Disorder" that was released in June 2016. I was performing on each of the 8 tracks, guitar, bass and vocals. I programmed the drums, mixed and produced the whole 38 minute album
Analog or digital and why?
Analog without question.
I find digital sucks the life out of the sound! I prefer Analog because it really captures the raw sound you want to keep to make a song sound genuine and not over produced!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is to work to the best of my ability to ensure a great final track. Taking into account your requests and questions along the way!
What do you like most about your job?
I love hearing what ideas people are creating, and having the honour of helping bring their creation to life
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long does it take?
My response to this question is usually: "That is dependant of what you are wanting me to do, each track is different and my need more work than another.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Passion! Pick someone who has the passion to really get the most out of your song, who would want to hire someone to bring your creation to life without passion!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Mixer, Logic pro 9, Electric guitar, SM58 and headphones. Why not record a whole a album while you're there?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am currently an indepedant musician and studio engineer/producer.
I have been in music for 10 years now and in the studio for 5.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Corey Taylor, because he is hands down one of the strongest male vocalists I've ever heard.
Can you share one music production tip?
A great tip I have used would be to put a slight reverb on a snare drum and mix it to cut through everything for a really defined hit.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Metal and Acoustic
What's your strongest skill?
It's tough to say, I like to think I have an all round strength instead of putting one before the rest!
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the ability to find what really pops in a mix, or even what is subtle yet effective!
I work to find the best potential in a track.
What's your typical work process?
I usually stick with the pretty standard of track building, Drums>Bass>Guitars/strings> Vocals/percussion.
Then to mix them as sets, e.g mix drums and bass together to really get the low end to shine through.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My Studio set up is fairly standard, 4 channel mixer, KRK Rokit 6 monitors, DAW: Logic Pro 9, SM57/58, many plugins are also used!
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My biggest influence in music has to be Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour)
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My specialty is in Metal music, but have experience in other genres ranging from Rock to Hip-Hop and anything in between!