What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, I am working on a Christmas album that will be released on Christmas Day. (Watch my SoundCloud closely... lol)
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Hudson Watts, and/or Kel Productions. (He and I work closely together.)
Analog or digital and why?
Depends on the style I'm working with. If I'm working with EDM, I would definitely lean towards a digital mix, but if I'm working with Jazz, I would want more analog sounds.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Your music will be the best sounding music out there.
What do you like most about your job?
Everything about it.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"How can you make this sound good?" By applying my sound skills to your music and testing it with multiple speaker systems.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
So far, I am not aware of any misconceptions.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
When do you need this finished?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for someone who will take the time to make your music sound like you want it to. If that person is asking for a lot of money for one song, make sure they produce quality music with good sound.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A MacBook Pro, a 7:1 surround sound system, an Alto Saxophone, a condenser mic, and a digital mixer with FireWire options.
How would you describe your style?
My personal style is a mix of classical orchestra with a mix of synths and heavy kits. This is not usually reflected in a song you want to be produced or mastered.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I can't narrow it down to one artist because I like to get a feel for every sound out there.
Can you share one music production tip?
You have to recognize the audience for your track. Hip Hop artists like heavy kick and a tight snare, with analog synths. Rock artists, in turn, like to have heavy bass and electric guitar, with no electronic synths anywhere. Each genre has its own unique sound.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I can work on pretty much every genre of music you give me, maybe excluding opera.
What's your strongest skill?
Basically, I do everything.
What do you bring to a song?
My live sound experience has taught me what sounds good with certain environments and how to combine different elements of music and give them a quality sound.
What's your typical work process?
Usually, when someone sends me a project, I get right to work on it. I'll listen to the song multiple times to get a feel for the sound, and then I tweak and send it back after playing it through multiple stereo systems.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I currently work from home, but I have two 5" studio monitors, two 8" bookshelf speakers with 3" subs, and a 10" 1500 watt sub. I run off of Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and StudioOne.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am constantly listening to other musicians in order to improve the sound and quality of my productions. Right now I am in an Epic Soundtracks phase and like to listen to John Williams, Steve Jablonsky, and Hans Zimmer, as well as pretty much every composer under the sun. ;)
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Some people ask me to produce cover songs for them, but I also master and remix for most of the people that come to me.