Les D

Mixing & Mastering

Les D on SoundBetter

5+ years experience working independently with artists in Los Angeles. I enjoy the creative process, bringing music and technology together to create quality sound. I currently own and operate a boutique recording studio in Los Angeles. @bnmrecordingstudio @mixingwithles

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Interview with Les D

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

  2. A: All Day - B Star x Shayla The Artist. These were two artists that I had the pleasure of working with for a few years. I was able to bring them together to work on this project and I was able to mix & master the project. 20K views on YouTube, beautiful music video to match. Loved the entire process.

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

  4. A: 15 song album for a Gospel artist.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both, we need both. It's all about tones and color.

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

  8. A: I don't cut and run, I won't stop until you are satisfied.

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

  10. A: The creativity.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: How long have you been doing this ? I've been doing it for awhile :)

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

  14. A: It's easy.

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

  16. A: Who are your musical inspirations ? How did you get into music ? Where do you see yourself in the future ?

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

  18. A: Make sure they are focused on sound quality and understanding your vision as a client.

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

  20. A: Laptop, Apollo Twin Duo, Slate VMS, Pop Filter, Sony MDR Headphones.

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

  22. A: 5+ years working in the Audio Industry (independently).

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Clean mixing style, focused on sound quality before anything else.

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

  26. A: It's a tie between J-Cole and T-Pain.

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

  28. A: Clean up your audio files first before starting any project.

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

  30. A: Hip Hop, RnB.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Audio Editing, Mixing, Vocal Production.

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

  34. A: Current CRAS student with 5+ years experience working independently with artists in Los Angeles. Prior to this I started Audio Engineering building my chops on the East Coast working with a couple Artists. Reliable & client focused.

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

  36. A: I typically try to get a sense of the client's vision first, creative goals and project timelines. If the client is comfortable and in the vicinity, I typically recommend and in-person meeting - otherwise a phone call, zoom or Skype meeting. Mixing & Mastering can take at minimum anywhere between 3 - 7 days at a minimum, without revisions. Clients are able to contact me anytime for follow-up requests (within reason).

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: A private, clean boutique vocal recording studio located in Los Angeles with courteous staff and management. Specializing mostly in urban genres Hip Hop & RnB, but more than willing and capable to work with most popular genres.

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

  40. A: Dr. Dre, Dave Grohl, Pharrel, Kanye West, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z.

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

  42. A: Audio Mixing, Vocal Comping, Audio Editing, Recording & Mastering.

Gear Highlights
  • Plugins: UAD
  • UAD Apollo
  • Waves
  • Ozone Izotope
  • SoundToys | Hardware: Slate VMS
  • WA
  • | Consoles: API Legacy +
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Current Promo $100 per mix.

  • Latest Relase: BStar x Shayla The Artist - All DaySep 29, 2021

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  • Latest Release: BStar - Throw ItSep 29, 2021

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