Analog or digital and why?
Both because each has its advantage. I love the creativity and workflow when working on analog gear. But I also love the fact that I can recall sessions using the computer and plug-ins. So, best of both worlds I say.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my best and give my attention to detail until the song is where it should be.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to listen to music all day!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I'm a DJ.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Try to sense if it's someone you wanna trust and spend time with, because you need to be relaxed and feel safe making music.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My monitors. As long as I can playback music and actually hear all the production done, I'm good.
How would you describe your style?
From the gut. I try to rely on instinct to guide me through a project. I love analyzing music, but there is a fine line where it could become to "cold".
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I guess I would go for Opeth. An amazing song writer with such diverse music. It would be exciting to start every session knowing that it is gonna be a completely different song. Amazing musicians.
Can you share one music production tip?
Get it right at the recording, because fixing in the mix shouldn't be the moto and can not get the results you want.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Honestly hard to define as nowadays everything is mixed and mashed, which I love. I feel like the greatest bands are always hard to define. Which is what I'm looking to work on. Having said that, I love people who play their instruments and the real creativity coming from that and collaborating with other musicians.
What's your strongest skill?
Listening. At the end of the day without hearing in context and for pleasure the song wont be as good as it should. Just knowing a lot of tech info will never make the song punch and be memorable.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to approach every song with a clean slate. Meaning I want the song to dictate what kind of sound it wants. Songs need to breath and feel like organic to its nature, even if the song is full of sides and is complicated. It needs to feel like it wasn't worked on for ages.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
From a producers point of view I am inspired by works of engineers Joe Barresi, David Bottrill, Josh Wilbur and many more. As far as sounds of bands I love these include Opeth, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Faith No More, Tool, Outkast and of course many, many more.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mainly focus as a recording and mixing engineer.