Vocal Engineer/Producer with over 13 years of work experience. Specialist in vocal and sound mixing
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Interview with Emmanuel Linsford
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a 23 song mixtape few years back for a rapper and it took 30days to complete it because they were behind schedule and need to finish things up quickly. I produced half the songs and mixed every song. Lived in the studio for this and it was fun. This, i'm really proud of.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on 2 projects with couple artists where i am mixing, mastering and also producing some of the songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Because i'm still old school in how i work but i can see what digital brings to the table to i like a blend of both. I believe its the perfect combo
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise my clients good music and great sound quality. I put good sound first and i assure them that as long as we are in this studio, we can and will whatever we set our mind, energy and time to.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy having to sit down and listen to a song that never existed. Sound and rhythms that weren't alive before, just imaginations or ideas. So listening to a song i produced, mixed or mastered gives me alot of joy because i know none of it existed before but here i am listening to this great piece we put together. The journey is rewarding and satisfying
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If i can make their ideas come to life and my answer is always yes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's offensive to see some people dont consider it to be a real career until you are famous
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know what or who inspires them, music they listen to and musicians they look up to. This gives me a clear idea of who I'm working with
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with your heart and choose wisely. Don't always look for the cheap way out.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Headphones, Audio interface, Drumpad, Micrphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a full time Audio Engineer. I have been doing this for around 15 years now
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Chilled, old school and modern blend, soulful and happy. Rhythmic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: J. Cole, Burna Boy..I love their music and i can see myself creating a masterpiece if ever given the chance to work with them
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Perfect your EQing and Balancing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Afrobeats, HipHop, Acoustic, Reggae, Dancehall, RNB
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and paying attention to detail. Ear for good sound
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring clarity, creativity, i bring life to a song. I take an idea and make it better. My goal is to add value to a song so my client walks out happy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening to the song for a while and mapping out my ideas, cleaning up the mix and balancing the waves, EQing vocals\instruments to make sure everything is in a good space and also to create headroom. fast forward, adding reverb and other plugins to make it sound good
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is modern and 50% digital. I use Eris 5's and KRK 10's for monitor and Audio Technica headphones. Apollo audio interface and a few other gears to keep sound up
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmer, Kanye West, Rick Robin, Just Blaze, Dr Dre,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, Mixing and Mastering