Jordain Culpepper

Mixing, mastering and editing

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Let me help you get your track past the final 10%

Honestly, Mixing mastering and editing is pretty self-explanatory. You know what they do and I'm not going to fluff it up. I love doing all three things and I think it's a privilege to work on other people's art. I have a lot of happy clients including Kellen Saip, Jeff Johnson, Hillside Outlaws, Chris Buck Band, Ben Crosby, Tanner Olsen Band, Cambree Lovesy.

I have worked under Garth Richardson for a short time and if you know his name then you will know how strict he is on the quality of work that's expected.

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Interview with Jordain Culpepper

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm most proud of my work with Kellen Saip. He's a gem of a human with meaningful songs. I was producer and mixer on his last record.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm currently working on writing and recording a handful of songs with some clients.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: For mixing, Digital. It's so good and it makes things a million times easier. It just makes sense. For tracking and mastering, I lean more analog.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: You will be happy with it. I will work tirelessly to get you there or your money back.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Every day is different and challenging.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: It is magic.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What inspires you? How do these songs make you feel?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Don't wait - release your music and get help to get it done. You've got other tunes in the bank you haven't written that you will probably be more proud of.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Just a guitar. Let's be honest - there's probably no power on the island so gear would be useless.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been doing this for 5 years professionally. I've done everything from serving coffee in the studio to writing and mixing. It has been a wild ride.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Keith Urban. Childhood inspiration.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: It's hard to know what to take away. If it doesn't push you over the edge, you can probably take it out.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I usually work on country and folk tunes.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Listening

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: I bring feeling to a song. I try and find the seed of feeling inside of the song and the artist and I try to build everything around that.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: My process changes depending on the project. I'm not too rigid and like trying new processes all the time.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: My setup is simple. I have UAD conversion in and out, a pair of NS10's matched with a KRK10s, and a pair of KRK V8 Series 1. I rely on my ears and well-treated room. Simplicity and limitations inspire creativity.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: I'm really inspired by Ryan Worsley. As well as Nygel Asselin and his work with Matt Millz and Half Moon Run.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: I normally edit and clean up sessions for my clients. With a song that has had any edits and flubs and wrong notes fixed, the mixing and mastering become a smoother process.

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