What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To do it right, to make it worth their while, to give them something they can't get anywhere else.
What are you working on at the moment?
A project for an artist based out of San Francisco. I'm also currently working on my own project!
Analog or digital and why?
I'm inclined to say analog just because the sound will always be true. I'm mainly digital and everything is incredibly accessible but it's really all a process of replicating the sounds these analog pieces of gear have given us..but it's never the same.
What do you like most about your job?
That it isn't a job at all.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's a hobby. I think there will always be a percentage of folks who believe creating anything makes you a hobbyist.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Feel good about what you do, make the work worthwhile.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Imac, Minimoog Voyager, MPC 2000xl, Arturia Drumbrute, MPK88.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been a lover of music since I was a child. Playing instruments devloped into creating scores, which eventually became doing actual music production.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Prince. Could you imagine soaking up that process? That would be incredible!
What's your typical work process?
First, I listen to any references that the client may wish to provide, along with creating
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a home studio setup. Ableton is my DAW of choice, along with thousands of dollars worth of VSTs. MPK49, KRK VXT6s.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My favorite artist/musician is Nina Simone. Her ability to fuse so many different genres (classical/jazz/blues) together was uncanny and pretty revolutionary.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Music production work.