Audio Engineer/Producer with over 12 years experience. I’ve worked with Grammy winners/nominees as well as platinum selling artists and producers. I’ve also had projects that I have mixed premiered on BET & MTV. My biggest mix to date has been listened to over 47 million times. Don’t waste time and money sending your project to the wrong engineer.
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Interview with Edward “Ed Bo1” Collins
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Slang That Iron - Ynw Melly It was the song that let me know my mixes are ready for mainstream. It currently has over 47 million views on YouTube.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working on MetaVerse projects
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: At the current moment I do not know anyone using SoundBetter but I hope to change that soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because it’s not the 80’s anymore. We live in an age where technology can do things that analog gear just wasn’t capable of. Now we can combine the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that you’ll love how you sound, and that I’ll use every skill gained over my career to take your project where it needs to go.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that most jobs are like a mystery I have to solve, figuring out how to make a song sound great can be a fun challenge
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you know I wanted that or how did you make it sound like that...,the answer is magic....I’m a Sonic sourcerer
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a good mix can be achieved by just using plugin presets
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Deadline for completion of project
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please provide reference mix or track
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Yamaha HS7S U87 Avalon 737 Apollo Solo Tube-Tech Pe-1C
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been working for over 12 years. I started recording local artists while in High School, I then went to college were I studied music business and interned at different recording studios. Before graduating college I was hired as an engineer at a major studio in Miami. A few years later I signed a production deal with Grammy Award winners Cool & Dre.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Loud and in your face, but still maintaining clarity and presence.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work Bruno Mars, I feel he’s on an entirely different level when it comes to creativity and Sonics.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Invest in quality sound selection, most of mixing is getting things to sound better. If it sounds good before mixing it will probably sound better after.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Latin, Dance Hall,
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication and understanding of clients requests.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, presence, and edge.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with vocal cleaning (Tuning, timing, breath edits, comp vocals, etc) followed by leveling/panning and basic vocal processing. Once a nice balance is achieved I start advanced processing and vocal efx.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: @RedlightStudiosMiami SSL 4000G+ Console running pro tools augspurger classic-215h monitor system plus Yamaha ns10’s
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Cool & Dre J.U.S.T.I.C.E League Pharrell Williams Mike Will Made It Wheezy
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording(Vocal Tracking) Mix & mastering Tuning/alignment of vocals Music production