For most artists, having a relaxed, judgement-free zone holds the key to a successful recording experience. It's about balancing a number of things... Workflow, feedback, attitude, and a multitude of other factors, tend to go a long way to creating a desirable "larger than life performance" in the studio. At Evolution Sound we do that!
With nearly a decade of mixing experience and over ten years as a producer, Daegan Morphis has a developed ear, translating your vision to the music regardless of style.
As a mixing and mastering engineer, Daegan believes his job isn’t to reproduce your song for you but to hear your vision and enhance the best parts to make it shine. As an artist, there is no greater feeling than knowing your listeners are emotionally connected to the music. Having a great mix makes all the difference, elevating your song to fully impact your listeners. Daegan enjoys creating modern vocals that remain grounded to the natural, emotional parts of the performance. In his view, the best mixes allow for a full sensory experience of the artist’s arrangement.
- Every project is different and I employ a variety of different rates and schedules to meet the specific needs of each project.
- I am happy to send more relevant examples of my work, I can only put one up here. Just ask :)
- I always allow for as many revisions as needed; I will keep refining until everyone is happy. To keep things efficient I do put a time limit of 20 business days from delivery of the first pass. I love feedback and view mixing as a collaborative process.
- Rate includes final 44.1k 24b WAV master & unmastered full-resolution mix with headroom.
- I am open to all-in discounts for multiple-song projects
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Interview with Daegan Morphis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My very first album "The Journey". I was 17 alone living in a shed wondering where I was going in life and all I had was a laptop, headphones, a cheap walmart microphone, notebook, and a pen. Locked in felt like I was invincible to the world. The feeling I get looking back is bone-chilling. It was an escape from reality. I produced and wrote the whole album. Honestly, music saved my life and I'm forever grateful for it and all the people I've met along the way.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I'm working on producing an album for a local artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Rob Murray! I haven't talked to him personally but I've checked out his work and he's legit!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's what I'm most comfortable working with and the reach to create is unlimited!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You got the talent, I got the equipment. I promise to help you achieve your vision and get the best quality possible so you can stand out on the market.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most is the beauty of expression through music and helping other artists navigate through the music industry.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What are your rates? (Mixing & Mastering) - Audio Mixing $60 (Hourly Rate) - Audio Mixing $200 (Flat Rate) - Audio Mixing $250 (Flat Rate) - Audio Mixing $300 (Flat Rate) - Audio Mixing $450 (Flat Rate) - Editing $60 (Hourly Rate)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Hahah! I'm really socially awkward sometimes and give the wrong impression to people.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you working on any projects now or near future? Would love to hear what you've been working on!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me first! Let me know what you want and your vision for the project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ukulele, notebook, pen, headphones, iPod.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was to be a musician but over time I learned I loved being behind the scenes as a mentor, producer, and engineer. I've been in the music industry for over ten-plus years!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hmmm! In terms of production... I would describe it as melodic, sympathetic, mysterious, gloomy, and mellow.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Most definitely Billie Eilish! Her image, vocals, production has had such an impact on the way I view music production and have forced me to step outside of my comfort zone.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes! I wish someone told this to me when I was younger... Learn sidechaining! It goes a long way. Especially for the bass (808) and the kick drum. Makes the whole difference for live performance.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It ranges! Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Pop, and Orchestra.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: With over ten years of experience, music production would have to be my strongest skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For me, it's a release of passion and love for each song. I deeply care about perfecting and bringing every song to life through emotion and logic. There's something special about listening to a song and feeling it on a spiritual level.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It all depends on the type of service being provided. Typically when working with a client in the studio workflow, feedback, attitude, and a multitude of other factors tend to go a long way to creating a desirable "larger than life performance" in the studio. Other services like mixing, mastering, music production, vocal tuning, etc take a 3-7 day return time. For any questions, feel free to message me! I would love to show you behind the scenes how our process works.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Our team had opened up a new studio location under the name Evolution Sound. Our setup ranges from the best of the best including equipment such as: Preamps & Outboard Gear - Avalon 7 VT 737-SP - Pro MPA II - Presonus Studio Channel - Presonus Eureka - Avid Eleven Rack - ART Pro VLA II Tube Compressor - 16Line Red Preamps - Alesis 12r - Behringer Composer XL8600 - Yamaha HS5 Pair - Presonus Ceres Monitor Pair - Akai Drum Machine and MIDI Controller Core & Audio Interface - Focusrite Red 16Line - Presonus Studio 192 - Zoom UAC-8 - 2018 i7 Mac Mini 32GB RAM - Raven Core Station Console - Mackie Control Universal Featured Software & Plugins - Pro Tools 2021 - Logic Pro X - Reason 11 - Studio One Professional 4 - Reaper - Melodyne 4 - Waves Tune - Waves De-essor - Izotope Mastering Essentials - Waves Vocal and Bass Rider - SSL G Channel - Melda Production Bundle - Drumatom - Manny Triple D - Waves Gold Bundle - iZotope RX 7 Standard - Kilohearts Trance Gate - Bias Amp More... Gear - RH DI Box - Drum Dial - Radial Reamper - Mugig Cab Sim - DP 2210 - Boss DS1 Headphones & Cue Mix - Presonus HD7 - Senheiser HD201 - Audio Technica ATH M50x - Tascam TH-MX2 - Koss Iso Headphones - Alesis 12r Microphones - AKG 220 - AKG 170 Pair - Aston Audio Origin - Avantone CV-12 - Samson CS Capsule Mics - Sterling S50 - Sterling S30 - Sterling ST170 Ribbon - Audio Technica AT Series - Shure SM7b - Shure SM57 - Shure SM58 House Instruments - Les Paul Gibson Traditional Pro II - Fender Standard Stratocaster - Jackson Dinky - MK Hollowbody - Breedlove Acoustic - SGDR 4-String - Schecter Stilleto Extreme-5 - Various Classical Strings - Yamaha Digital Piano - Ludwig Breakbeats Four-Piece Shells - Mapex M Series Five-Piece - Ziljian & Sabian Cymbals House Amps & Sims - Bugera XXL 333 Infinium Tube Head - V50 Tube Combo - Fender Champion 100 - Gallien Krueger Bass Amp - Bias Amp - GTR 3.5 - GTR Stompbox and Pedalboard
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh man, there's a lot of musicians/production that inspires me.. Zack Hempsey, Hans Zimmer, Beethoven, Billie Eilish, Dua Lupa, Jessie Reyez, Lana Del Ray, Rihanna, Khalid, NF, XXXTentacion, Eminem, Joyner Lucas, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, G-Eazy, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, DMX... I could go all day if I wanted. LOL! That's a basic summary of my go-to inspirations.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: For me, the most common type of work I do for clients is studio sessions for vocal recording, mixing, and mastering projects ranging from singles to full-length albums and music production for hip hop/r&b/pop artists.