Analog or digital and why?
Digital is the way to go. The industry has so many digital products that can emulate analog instruments and equipment which makes a mixing engineer's life so easy.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise that I will not finish a job until the client is completely satisfied.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I would take a laptop, a good pair of headphones, a midi keyboard sequencer, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing music since high school. I started out as a singer, and then later branched out into the recording studio side of the business. I have over 10 years experience as a singer, and 13 years as a mixing engineer.
Can you share one music production tip?
The music industry has been fighting a loudness war for some time now, and some of the clients I work with are falling into this illusion of thinking that louder is better. My music tip is go for a more dynamic mix. It not only sounds better, but it is more appealing to the ears. A dynamic mix has more expression and emotions.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of the work I have done is on Jamaican dancehall, and reggae music
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skills are mixing, and instrumental composition
What do you bring to a song?
When it comes to mixing or remixing a song, some mix engineers are just sound balancers. I get creative with my mixes and try to enhance the song as much as possible using special effects to add life to the song or to bring focus on a particular section of the song.
What's your typical work process?
For mixing, remixing, and audio editing, I generally listen to the song and determine if the song is missing anything or needs something to be fixed. We address the issues, and then begin the process. When it comes to instrumental composition, I normally ask the client to send samples of the song, or an example of a commercially released song that they would like their mix or song to sound like.
Tell us about your studio setup.
The studio currently has two 4.25 inch Samson Active Studio Monitors, mix small, sound BIG!!. We use multiple digital audio workstations, such as Cakewalk Sonar Professional, and Presonus Studio One.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by the work of DJ Snake, and Avicii
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my work involves, mixing, remixing, and instrumental composition