I began my professional career as a staff engineer at EastWest Studios (LA) & Blackbird Studios (Nashville). There's nothing I love more than mixing, producing, and making a great record. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Blake Mills on John Legend's latest record 'Darkness and Light.'
Andy has a professional facility capable of multi-track recording and mixing.
In addition, Andy is a session drummer/percussionist and guitar guitarist. He has performed on records for artists including Jake Durkin, Sumeau, Ariana Masters, Alex Butte, Andrew Hamblin, Danny Kalei, Rainbow Jackson and more.
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Reviews (4)Endorse Andy Masters (Andy Ford)
A mind-blowing producer with an all-too-undervalued ability to communicate with artists that far surpasses that of any producer I've worked with. Apart from being a true master (pun intended) at engineering, mixing, and mastering, Andy is also a fantastic musician and usually does the drums and percussion on my tracks. His love of creating music makes him an absolute blast to work with.
An absolute genius of his craft, andy recorded live instruments for an EP and an album of mine while also providing percussion, guitar, and bass for all tracks. Meticulous on all aspects of recording. With Expert Mic placement and soul-driven musicianship along with mastering skills that blow my mind, he's also an phenomenal person
My time spent with Andrew is a huge contributor to my love of music and recording. Since my first exposure to audio engineering years ago, Andrew has always been my go-to mentor. He's helped me on many different projects, making a difference through his knowledge, musical/engineering talent, and over all positive disposition. Top-notch engineer.
A true professional.
Andrew has been helping me record my new album and all I can say is that he is a top quality recording engineer/mixer/musician who has helped tremendously with making my songs sound like I never though they could. Within one month he has recorded 5 of my songs with him on bass and drums and I couldn't be happier.
Interview with Andy Masters (Andy Ford)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked with producer Blake Mills on John Legend's recently released record "Darkness and Light." I learned so much about production, and got to work with multiple heroes of mine. I was the assistant engineer on the record.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing a project for an artist named Jake Durkin.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Because there are great qualities about both realms.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be thrilled with the results.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy working on music with other people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can we do this? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy/cheap. (I get paid well to make it look/seem easy)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your expectations? What kind of project is it? When can we start? When is the deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reach out to me to see what kind of deal we can work out.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, computer, mic, midi keyboard, drums.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started recording music as a teenager, & I moved to Los Angeles for engineering school at 19. I started at one of the best studios in LA EastWest Studios, and built my career and credits there for over 5 years gaining incredible knowledge and experience. Since then I've worked in Las Vegas for multiple artists, and am now based in Nashville as a freelance engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid back and efficient.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Timberlake, he is incredibly innovative with natural percussion, works fast and has a great energy in the studio.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make the percussion unbelievable
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Experience, fast workflow, quick turn around, quality results
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Pre-production demo to studio tracking to mixing
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Remote mixing/editing room set up for overdubbing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Justin Timberlake, Blake Mills
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Engineering, Mixing