What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To get as close to the sound they wanted as possible, if not better!
What do you like most about your job?
It's fun to work with different musicians and different genres.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, guitar pick, pencil, notebook
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path is music production, and I have been doing this for three years
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
The Front Bottoms because they're very raw, experimental, and play outside the norm while recording.
Can you share one music production tip?
Know how you want your songs to sound before you get into the studio, and then build on that from there.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Punk, acoustic, pop-punk, rap, rock, indie, lo-fi, spoken word
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is mixing tracks to sound like one single-recorded track
What do you bring to a song?
I bring years of songwriting and poetry writing experience
What's your typical work process?
Talk to the musician to understand their goals and music style, go over each song one at a time and work to make them the best they can be before they're recorded, choose which recording technique will be best suited for the song being recorded, record the song, listen to it with the musician to make sure everything sounds good, mix and master the song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
A sofa-couch and two chairs for comfortable sitting, bass traps and acoustic panels to optimize sound quality, two microphone stands, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, electric guitar, electric bass, electric keyboard, melodica keyboard, tambourine, tuner pedal, multi-effects distortion pedal, bass overdrive pedal
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Flatsound, The Front Bottoms, Cam Boucher