I'm an all around audio engineer adept at mic placement, editing, mixing, production, sound design and songwriting. My range of experience is from polishing turds to high profile world class musicians.
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Interview with Nicholas Morzov
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My work ranges between production and songwriting to simply editing. With my work there is no common or standard day.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Taylor Larson lately. Long time fan of David Bendeth and Serbin Ghenea.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got a pretty even mix of analog vs digital. No console, just a bunch of preamps and compressors in a desk with a summing mixer and a UAD Apollo 16.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Good front end is where it's at, no matter what instrument I start the recording with, my goal is to make it sound as good as possible before it even hits Pro Tools.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring my best to every song as long as I'm not stepping on any toes. At the end of the day I'm providing a service that enables people to be creative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills are a mix between Vocal production, sound design and straight up SHR-EDITING
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on basically everything... but... the heavier, the better.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Details add up, pay attention to them without losing sight of the bigger picture.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Periphery... they're my favorite band!!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Out of the box... I everything I can to avoid "industry standard"
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a musician my whole life, however, I didn't take music production seriously until about 4 years ago.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A 1073, Vintage Neumann M49, my UAD Apollo, an i7 Macbook Pro and a pair of Event Opals
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't just go for sonic quality; go with the personality you resonate most with. The "best" producer in the world may not be the best for you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many songs you got? Is there a specific sound you're looking to achieve? Who are your favorite artists and/or mixes? What kind of gear do you already have/ do you want to use it in this production?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mastery is to make the mix louder XD
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: People usually ask me if i would use samples on drums. and my answer is almost always yes but I never completely replace them, I try to get the live kit as close as i possibly can and then tastefully blend in samples for extra harmonic richness.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That it's not a job.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and Empathy
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Digital for details, Analog for (unique) harmonics.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Gentry Studer for mastery!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Pop, indie, metalcore and reggae.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Been tracking VO's with Martin Johnson for NFL Thursday night. It's really fun to see something you worked on, on TV!