Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
What are you working on at the moment?
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital - why faff about with external gear when most plugins can do the same job.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Who do you want to sound like, why? What do you sound like live.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Give me lots to work with so I can pick and choose and find not only the best performances, but the ones that work well together.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Martin acoustic, Clarett 2Pre, U87, Macbook Pro, headphones.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Playing and recording in bands, college, live sound engineer for 5/6 years, university, working for an professional audio company.
How would you describe your style?
Lazy and laid back
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'd love to work with Tim Vantol or The King Blues as almost everything is acoustic instruments other than bass which creates a very rich mix and great environment to record in.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't do to much soloing and concentrating on particular effects. Change most things in context of the track.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Acoustic punk, folk, metal, classical.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Good ears, a little rawness, I love raw sounding busy records so that comes through in my mixes.
What's your typical work process?
Get a solid balance and sounding track, make it sound great, go arty if possible and then finish off to the artists requirements
Tell us about your studio setup.
Clarett 8PreX going into a set of Yamaha HS5s, Specced up 2012 Macbook Pro.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Green Day, Brian Fallon, Butch Vig, Scheps, Cavallo, Zappa.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly mixing work, can do some session guitar, bass and BVs