What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been in audio production for over 10 years now
Tell us about your studio setup.
Avid Pro Tools 10/12, Slate Digital, SoundToys, FabFilter, Plugin Alliance, Waves, MacBook Pro, Yamaha Monitors, Focusrite, PreSonus
Analog or digital and why?
Both! I like the sound of analog and I like using analog gear when I'm recording. I like the flexibility of digital. With digital it's so much easier to edit and recall sessions.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much louder can a song be?
Don't rely on loudness, if you're going to upload your songs to iTunes or any other music streaming service including YouTube, your tracks will be automatically normalized.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want your song to sound like? Who's your favorite artist?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Does an island have electricity? If it does, then I would take my computer, audio interface, studio monitors, a microphone and a guitar. That way I can still mix and record music.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I like working with all artists!
Can you share one music production tip?
Tune your instruments and get good sounding recordings and performance
What type of music do you usually work on?
Punk rock, alternative rock
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Whatever vision the artist have and I make sure it sounds the best as it can!
What's your typical work process?
Production, arranging, recording, editing & organizing, mixing, mastering
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm mostly inspired by engineers like Jason Livermore, Chris & Tom Lord-Alge.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most commonly, I am editing, mixing and mastering in my home studio.