Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The latest Ceres album "Drag It Down On You". I recorded and Mixed it. The songs are amazing and I think that all the sonics of that record really bring life to what the songs were about.
Analog or digital and why?
either, depends on the production and workflow.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
you'll love it
What do you like most about your job?
All of it
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Its easy and that the hours are good.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for 7ish years. I started as an Assistant and then Engineer/Mixer at Sing Sing Recording Studios in Melbourne and have gone from there.
How would you describe your style?
I try to just make the song speak for itself, i want the song to grab my attention and make me interested, so whatever it is i have to do to make that happen.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Paul McCartney, because he's a genius and the man doesnt stop.
Can you share one music production tip?
why be cool when you can be awesome
What type of music do you usually work on?
Generally music with guitars, be it Indie , Emo, Folk, Punk. But I try and do all sorts of genres, it keeps me on my toes and everything informs everything else.
What's your strongest skill?
Bringing the good bits out of songs and making it punch but still feel warm.
What's your typical work process?
When mixing i want to hear the rough mix so I know what you've been hearing. I want to get a vibe for the song, move with it and see what is the most important part in each section, is it the vocal, the bass, the guitars. I want to make sure thats the part that leads in those sections. Then I press play on the session and go.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My personal studio is running protools, I've got Barefoot Monitors, NS-10s. A bunch of vintage and new outboard such as; Retro 176, 1176s, Distressors, AKG Bx20 Spring, Smart C1, and a other pieces. I also have a lot of cool guitar pedals and other random toys that also work their way into mixes.
I also have access to various large format consoles at Sing Sing Studios for an additional fee.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I love John Congleton's style of production, the way he can take a sound and twist it but still make it seem real inspires me.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I like to make the sounds people hear in their heads come to life, whether thats a recording some weird fucked up guitar sound or a beautiful violin, i want to get it out of your head and make something new.