It's really excited to produce great music and to retain its original vibe in the "file." So the same spirit of the songs can be expressed to more people. Hope to help make what you recorded sound better when everything it's mixed together.
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Interview with Abner Zhung
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog! Things can't always be perfect. That's the nature of human being. So these "beautiful defects" of analog system are the true nature of music!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing people feel happy about how their songs turned out to be.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People might think mixing is to fix, to add or to replace something. Mixing engineer might be able to do that but that's not the main point.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, earphones, an ilok(for my plugins), an interface and a mic. These are the must-have gear for me!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: About my mixing style, i don't like things sounds wet, fat or too warm. I prefer something punchy, clear and clean.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Worship songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Learning what clients want for their music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Now it's the 7th year since i started making music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: How it sounds is the point. Others just does not matter!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Make things sounds alive again at mixing stage, like people are listening to the song LIVE.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I had a idle room in my house set up as my studio. I had a pair of KRK as my main monitors. My main interface is T.C.'s SK48. Its convertor is really clean and neutral. There is also a Steinberg MR816 hooked up to SK48 so that i can have more inputs. And i also have a classic one-fader control surface, Alphatrack by frontier, and classic E.piano, YAMAHA CP33. About the mics, I have Shure KSM9 and beta87a for vocals, Beta57a for instrument, Rode M5 for drums' OH and EV N/D868 for bass drum.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Senior and Graham Cochrane. Their articles and videos are super awesome!