Analog or digital and why?
Digital. I can't really afford most of the analog gear and I have plugins that are a fraction of the price that can do the same things. Plus, plugins don't take up space in my studio.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to do my best to achieve the sound you're looking for.
What do you like most about your job?
I love working with music. So being a part of someone's art is a grateful feeling.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Mostly if I have deals with multiple tracks or how long it will take to finish. I usually give discount deals to people who have 4 songs or more. As for how long it takes for me to finish a song, it really depends. If there's not a lot to do to a track then I can have it finished in a day. But if there are a lot of tracks in a project that have a lot of things to fixed then it could take at least a few days.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Some people get the idea that when I'm mixing a track they think I'm producing it. Nothing too crazy but it can sometimes be confusing as to what they are wanting me to do.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are there any specific things they want done on the track or are they going for a particular sound? Also, do they have a reference track? Whether it's for the mix or master.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do not send me an MP3 of all the tracks to mix. At least send me Wav files since MP3's diminish the quality of audio.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer, Headphones, Generator, Wifi, and a Slushy Machine.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
At the moment I have a few different career paths going on since I'm still new to the game. I try to keep my options open to see which one will take off more than the other. I've been mixing since 2012.
How would you describe your style?
My style is kind of all over the place haha. I try to experiment with different types of music so that way I can also try out different techniques.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'd love to work with Kendrick Lamar or D'Angelo. They both are super creative with their styles and make such interesting music that sets them apart from most artists. I'd also like to work with the producer Rick Rubin mostly to learn his philosophy on how he works with different types of artists.
Can you share one music production tip?
To get a cool eerie reverse effect on the vocals, reverse the vocals then add reverb. After that, bounce down the track and reverse it again. That's it!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly Hip-Hop/Rap and RnB, some Pop. I've worked with a few bands like Rock, Punk, and Metal as well.
What's your strongest skill?
Probably my ability to feel the track's potential and to creatively find ways that will furthermore express the track in a unique way.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to enhance what the producer or artist has envisioned in their track. Making things pop out where they need to be and to bring out the emotion of what the track is trying to express out to the listener more.
What's your typical work process?
I start off by listening to the track to get a feel for it. Then I'll move on to the kick and bass to get them sounding good together. I generally will do vocals last then go back and forth on other elements to make sure they are all sounding audible together.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I primarily do most of my mixing, mastering, and productions inside the box. All of my work is done in Logic Pro X on a MacBook Pro laptop with just about every plugin under the sun to work with. I use Behringer Truth B3030a speakers (with the ribbon tweeter) and I use Sennheiser HD 600 headphones for another reference. All of this is connected to a Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'd have to say Derek Ali or Noah Shebib. These guys really know how to turn a good record into a great record with their own added creativity to make it unique. They are constantly making hits so they must be doing something right.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly mixing and mastering but on occasion I also do some music production.