I'm a recording and mixing engineer based in Singapore. I believe music are not created equal thus I always aim to achieve artist's vision of their works.In every production I try to push the boundaries of the recording and mixing process by using unconventional techniques to create a unique vibe for every artist.
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Interview with Eugene Ng
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I enjoy working on both. However I do enjoy working on analog more because I will work much faster by using my ears.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always try my upmost best to help them achieve their creative vision using all my skills and the best equipment I can find.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really enjoy listening to the music when I am working on it throughout the recording, mixing and mastering process.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do I charge? I usually decides after asking the client a series of question to determine how much work I need to do before I quote a price. In my opinion, it is unfair to charge a blanket fee as no two production requirement is the same. For example; I will charge mixing a song differently based on the number or tracks and the duration of the song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I always aim to help my clients to save money. Recording and album does not have to be very expensive if everyone in the production comes into the studio well prepared.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your creative vision of these musical works? What is the story behind the music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pre-production is important. Make sure every aspect of the music is documented before studio day. Always send the engineer your reference sounds or song if there is any.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A decent 24 channel analog console, a pair of good monitors, a reliable recorder or DAW, a really good multi-polar pattern large diaphragm matched pair microphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My specialization is in studio production. All I ever wanted since 2006 was to work on records in a professional recording studio. I have been working in studio production for almost 12 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I will always try to understand the artists intend and use my skills to record, mix and master the song in the most musical manner.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artistes who are committed in creating and producing musical works at the highest level because I always put in 110% of my effort to bring artistes creative vision alive.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Having the right vibe in studio production is the magic ingredient to a great sounding record. Enjoy the process, pour all your emotions, heart and soul into it and the final product will naturally sound good. Also remember that it's the ears not the gears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Jazz, Acoustic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am able to think out of the box to achieve the sound most clients wants quickly using whatever equipment I have access to.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As i am both an engineer and a musician, I will always use a combination of musical instruments, technology, sound design and music production techniques to enhance the sonic characteristic and musicality of the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually spend alot of time in getting the sound right before recording it (ie; microphone choice & positions, use of preamps, eq & compressor). I always aim to achieve the final album sound by the end of the recording session, so clients will usually leave the recording session hearing close to 80% of final mix. For mixing, I am well-versed with fully analog mix, hybrid or 'in the box'.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do not own a studio but I work in two recording studios in Singapore. They are LASALLE College of the Arts and Greenroom Suite. Both studio house a large format SSL console with decent microphones and outboard gears.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My music production style are inspired by: Sylvia Massy, Andy Wallace, Manny Marroquin, Jacquire King.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Editing, Recording, Mixing & Mastering