Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Part Time Cooks and SoulChef 7:30 Album. I'm proud because it was the first album I had written the songs, recorded and then mixed and mastered. to create on such a level is a great feeling especially when you have been working on your craft for so long
What are you working on at the moment?
Part Time Cooks' next Album
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new to Sound better
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, only because I can not afford anolog. but really there is no comparison in terms of sound quality
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A really professional sound that will compete with big budget studios
What do you like most about your job?
If you are a musician then we probably have the same answer
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That we can produce magic out of poor recordings
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you serious? because I'm serious.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
For best result please prepare
Beat separates: 24bit 48khz Wav files beat BPM
Voclal separates: 24 bit 48Khz Wav files
1 reference track
any notes you may have before I begin the mix
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook with tons of memory and plugins
Samson G Track USB mic
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I graduated university with a business, B Com degree, worked as a marketing specialist at Redbull while nurturing a rap career. I have been a rapper since 2006, DJing since 2007 and mixing and mastering music since 2014
How would you describe your style?
diverse. the fact that I rap, dj, mix and master allows me to have a holistic approach to making music.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Busta Rhymes one day.
He is one of the greatest recording artists in my opinion
Can you share one music production tip?
Nothing is more important than listening when making music. both to the music and to your;s and others' emotional and physical responses. listening will give your music a sense of soul as opposed to just been mathematically and technically good at what you do.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
Over the years I have learnt how to listen emotionally and objectively to music. I am a rapper so I understand what mosts artists are trying to convey and the recording process. I am a DJ so I understand the audience and how to approach the mix to get the message across the best.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a clean professional yet fresh sound to every song. I study industry mixing tricks and give my songs a sense of relevance in terms of the methods I use to mix.
What's your typical work process?
I always listen to the demo track first to get an idea of what feeling the artist is going for. After that I clean uo the vocals (noise removal, breathing, synch backing vocals and adlibs) the next step is to clean out the beat with the vocals in mind. I try and make sure each instrument is the best possible quality before I begin the mix. Once this is done I then mix my vocals to the beat and during this process I will adjust the instrument levels to fit the vocals.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work from a humble home studio where excluding all my recording hardware I mix off Logic pro, Apple mac, KRK Rokit 5 G3 studio monitors
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I look up to the likes of Dr Dre, Rick Ruben, Mixed by Ali of TDE, Young Guru, Dave Pensado
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I usually receive recorded vocals and the instrumental separates and my job is to add my expertise to make the final song sound good enough to compete with other commercial recordings