Been a full time production nerd since 2018. One key thing I do in ALL my work is take a step back and analyze from an objective standpoint to find details that can be improved and work on correcting those. Expect "Controlled Chaos" from my productions.
If you sing/rap, I can do everything else!
Who I am:
- Certified in independent music production
- Full time producer since 2018
- Guitarist/Bassist since 2013
- Independent artist
- Full instrumental productions in alt-rock, punk, metal, pop, hip-hop, r&b
- Vocal comping/tuning
- Live drums editing
- Session work as guitarist, bassist, vocalist
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Interview with AfterTide
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production in alt rock, punk, metal, pop, hip hop, mixing/mastering services.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Apollo Twin, SM7b, Telecaster, decent quality headphones
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just released a single that was written, performed, produced, mixed, and mastered all on my own after a forced year long hiatus due to struggles with suicide. Thats it! I'm just really proud of myself for overcoming the biggest obstacle I've faced yet in my life.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Production/session work for clients, as well as establishing my brand as an artist as well as a producer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Please use both. They both exist, are available for everyone to use, and achieve different results. Kind of a no brainer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction! I am willing to go through as many revisions as it takes (within reason) until the client gets exactly what they were expecting.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can work off my own schedule doing what I enjoy doing, as long as I am able to keep myself motivated.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Turnaround time! A: Typically 1 week.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Producing is easy as long as you are musically gifted." You could produce the greatest songs in the world and still be considered a bad producer if work ethics are misaligned, cannot establish a comfortable recording environment every session, and struggle to keep returning clients.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Questions regarding the backstory of projects, creative direction, and personal preferences on gear.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for objective flaws in production such as clipping, muddiness, lack of stereo imaging, etc. in order to judge if a producer is a good fit for you.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Being introduced to musicianship as a toddler, I've building on my interest in sound quality, production, and songwriting even just through critically listening to music I enjoy. This interest strengthened greatly during senior year of high school. I have been working as a freelance producer for 2 years, and as a session musician for 5.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Controlled chaos.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I had to choose one, it would be 6lack. I love his workflow of kicking everybody out of the studio and doing things on his own. This aligns with my approach on production of leaving things be if theres nothing wrong with it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix top down! start with a simple chain on the master bus (including a maximizer) in order to "know" what your mix will sound like when its mastered.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alt rock, pop, punk, metal, hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to the full picture of a song from an objective standpoint and pinpointing flaws in order to correct them.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unbound creative insight and ability to pull inspiration from various genres, professional audio quality and performance.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After coming to an agreement with a client on a deadline (typically 1 week turnaround time), I assign blocks of time in my day dedicated to working on different projects to keep my inspiration fresh, and ear fatigue down.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Late 2015 15" Retina Macbook Pro, Logic, Pro Tools, UAD Apollo Twin, Kali LP-6, SM7b, Cloudlifter, Audio Technica AT2035, Fender Super Sonic 100W Head, Two Notes Torpedo Captor, +constantly improving collection of guitars/basses/pedals/plugins to fit any genre.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 6lack, Coldplay, TesseracT, Movements, Joji, +whoever I happen to be listening to at the time.