MC Kapital K
I am Fitzpatrick Onyenaucheya, a freelance Audio Engineer based in Houston, Texas. I have mixed/mastered music and sound of all genres and have worked with musicians from different parts of the world. I began mixing in 2003 for an up and coming label called Klassik Records and currently working with Non Stop Music Group.
Mixing and Editing:
- Vocal Tuning
- Vocal Comping
- Pocketing (Vocal, Drums, Guitar etc)
- Post Editing
- Dialogue Editing
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Interview with MC Kapital K
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Fall to Greatness first official project I recorded, mixed and mastered. We streamed it and had physical copies too. This was a big moment for us.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a project for a soulstress, I have personal project I'm ready to start recording and I'm working on several singles to release one at a time. Last but not least a Spoken Word project as well. Plates full right now. lol
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My personal setup is more of a Home Studio. A3X Monitors, Studio Channel Preamp, Rode NTA-2 Microphone, Just to name a few. Professionally I work from NMG Studios based in Houston, Texas. Here is the website with details of the studio setup. http://www.dtadc.com/studio-a
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm not sure, i believe my mentors Max Heyes and Anthony Chapman are on the site. They taught me everything I know
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: in the box, most definitely, I'm always on the go so I need to mix on the go too.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will mix your song like it was my own song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being apart of others people music and vision. You'l be amazed how much learn from working with other people.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That i can fix everything in the mix. My job is to problem solve and enhance. Do not half ass your recordings, give it you best performance.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you get to know each other and feel each others vibe. Chemistry is everything
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Monitors, Mic, MPC Renaissance, Mac computer, and headphones. Very basic but all I need to make my music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am self taught since 2003, and professional started in 2015
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tedy Andreas, natural talent from Houston and (you may find this strange) Idris Elba, the man can spit, but feels he can use some help on the mix side of things.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: watch out for headroom, Mix low
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: personality, clarity, and vision
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First and for most i trust my ears. Half the time eyes are closed, I allow my self to feel the music. i mostly mix alone, then allow the artist to critic what he likes or don't like the we'll do the revisions from there and finalize it from there.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Young Guru, Dr. Dre, RZA, J Dilla, Nujabes, and DJ Taku. Just to name a few
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mainly Hip-Hop/ Rap. On occasions i would record and mix a singer and i always enjoy an acoustic musician when i have the opportunity to work with one.