Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
In the past few months I've worked a full album entitled Transition Live by Young Saint (CHH Rapper) and it was a wonderful experience to be able to have every last tracked played, produced and mixed at Gat 3 Productions in Charlotte, NC. It was a dream come true to have spent hours around one of the most famous boards of our day. I had the experience of a lifetime and the album is set to be released this year.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently working on a few independent projects, and also partnering with a christian writer to finish up an album by 2018.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A phenomenal producer/programmer/ session musician by the name of Chris Adams. I highly recommend him.
Analog or digital and why?
Whatever get's the job done. It's not about what you use, it's how you use it.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To always do business CORRECTLY and stay true to my word. If i say I'm committed to taking on this job, I'm fully committed.
What do you like most about your job?
I get the freedom to work with so many people, and i also get to get paid doing what i love to do.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception is that what we do shouldn't cost as much as we name it to be.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What kind of project format is this?
What is your overall budget for your project?
What's the goal for this project?
Do you have a marketing strategy for this project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Find someone who is resourceful, reliable and can deliver whenever, wherever and however.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook FULLY LOADED, Microphone, Studio Monitors, UA interface and Hotspot for Wifi
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Music has always been my choice of career. I've been doing this since i was about 12-13 years old. I got serious around High School.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Jon Bellion because just watching his videos, I love his creative process. It's a lot similar to mine in a way.
Can you share one music production tip?
One music production tip I'd say to anybody whether their just getting started and/or working in it consecutively is to find your work flow. It's nothing like being in a session and not knowing your work flow. How you vibe says everything in the room that you are in. Whether it's finding a connection to the beat, or if there isn't a beat all...Find your work flow. It's called "Music Production"...you're producing a body of work to give to yourself or clients.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most projects i get hired for are, Hip-Hop- Christian and/or Pop-Rock. I LOVE Pop music!!!
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is Production, Mixing and Top- Line Melodies
What do you bring to a song?
I'd like to believe what I bring to a song is authenticity. Music has to come from a authentic place, and i believe as a producer/musician it takes being in tune with that one song to know what it takes. Energy is one thing I'm always told i bring. A big sound is another thing i was told i bring to a record. But it's all based on the vision and what the artist need is.
What's your typical work process?
My work process typically depends on the project I'm hired for. For instance, if I'm writing a song or a chorus, i tend to build my lyrics around top-line melodies. All because for me that is the most important part of the lyrical foundation. Again, it's case by case depending on project.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Timbaland & Ryan Leslie inspire me both in all aspects. From the way they've built not just a career for in the music business, but outside of that, making investments in themselves and others while continuing to build longevity in the music business.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Clients mainly hire me to produce and mix records for them. From tracking (beat-making), arranging and co-writing the song. If we're working remotely then most likely they will record vocals at another studio and send them to me via WeTransfer.