My name is Arthur, I am a Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer. Leaving in Manchester, UK! You can check my website, youtube and soundcloud profiles to get an understanding of my works.
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What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill I guess is understanding the the artist! Because I want to amplify his/her message and fillings of the song by doing my job well.
What do you bring to a song?
The most important thing to me is showing the best by hiding the worst.
What's your typical work process?
I like firstly to arrange all my tracks by category. Drums, Snares, Toms, OHs, Rooms, Bass, Guitars, E. Guitars, Synths, Vocals, Back Vocals, FX. After that I am setting my faders in mono, that gives me the confidence that it will sound good on the radio, TV, or any other mono device. before starting to mix, the last but not least, a do the stereo imaging. This is my usual setting for the majority of all... with some changes from project to project... It gives a constant workflow and helps to do my job as fast and productive as possible.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I approach to music mostly in the box, heaving various plugin bundles like waves, nomad factory, blue cats, antares, native instruments and others. I also do a lot of analog processing through my neve, TL audio, Drawmer, Art, Focusrite preamps; DBX, TL Audio, Drawmer, Joe Meek compressors; and some other FX units.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am often inspired by Sound Engineers like Glyn Johns or Dave Pensado. Extraordinary people who did a lot for the music industry.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Usually I do a lot of Mixing and Mastering for my clients, mostly in soul, rhythm&soul, soul, pop, pop/rock, r&b, hip hop and rap styles. I also do a lot of recordings foe vocals, guitars, drums, bass, drums and other instruments.