What are you working on at the moment?
I'm about to finish mixing a film called Tiramisu for Two
Analog or digital and why?
I used to be an analog snob but not anymore. Both worlds have advantages and disadvantages, all you need to do is know it and make it work for you. These days digital simulation of analog gear is pretty close to the real thing and having instant recall to do revisions of your mixes without touching a single fader is priceless.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I'll do my best to translate in the final product what they have in mind.
What do you like most about your job?
Being surrounded by music
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Rates, depends of what they want.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The huge amount of time we put to make things happen
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What they want from me
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Research, do your homework.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
An acoustic guitar, Sheet music notebook, pencil and maybe a harmonica.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing this for about 20 years now. I play guitar since I was 8yo, started playing in bands then I went to music production and engineering school and graduated in 2005. I've been working non stop with bands, composers, TV stations, as an independent film composer sound designer, teaching audio engineering and music production and even as an Acoustic consultant for recording studios construction.
How would you describe your style?
Sharp but Dirty / Loose but Tight
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Creative artist who clearly understand why they need a producer and and engineer, and are willing to listen to it even if that means changing a lot of their original creation.
Can you share one music production tip?
Pretty basic stuff, for recording guitars make sure your guitarist pays a visit to the luthier shop before going to the studio so his guitars are properly setup and in intonation, it makes a difference. Same for bass players.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Americana, Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz and Cinematic Scores.
What's your strongest skill?
Listening and attention to detail
What do you bring to a song?
Connection between the artist, the song and the listener.
What's your typical work process?
In my experience I've learned to approach every project in a different. All artists are different and you have to find out what they really need from you and how can you translate the emotions and the story of thew song better.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Protools 10 based.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I really like the work of Don Was, Jack Joseph Puig, Daniel Lanois, Robbie Roberson.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My work spectrum is pretty wide actually, from editing dialog for film to produce other artist. I also write music scores for film and sound effects bout get some work as a session as live guitarist.