What are you working on at the moment?
Tracking an EP for our own project, A Thing From The South
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Joe Gilder, amazing singer and mixer.
Analog or digital and why?
The song is what matters
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will do my best turn their artistic vision into a song
What do you like most about your job?
Going from an idea on someone's head to a song that anyone can enjoy
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Listen to XXX song. Could we make this song sound similar?
If the tracking is good, for sure.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How do you want your song to sound like? What do you want the song to tell you? Reference tracks?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for someone who will make your music sound as it sounds in your head
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook pro, Interface, one ribbon mic, one condenser mic, speakers.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been playing piano since I was 10. After I began with the guitar as a teenager for around 15 years. Two years ago I went to audio school for music production. Since then I haven't stopped recording, mixing and mastering.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
John Mayer, great songs, awesome playing, good singing.
Can you share one music production tip?
If the singer not really digging it with headphones, record from the control room with monitors minimising the bleed putting it out of phase.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mainly "acoustic music"...Blues, country, americana, rock..
What's your strongest skill?
Listening to what the artist wants, and doing my best to get there.
What do you bring to a song?
My personal taste, bust most importantly getting the artist what he's trying to achieve.
What's your typical work process?
For mixing: If I have not tracked the song, I speak with the artist to know exactly where do they want the song to go and try to get a rough mix from them if possible. After that...every song is different. Usually begin with the rithm section.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Laptop, Logic Pro X, RME UCX, MD421, Rhode NT5, Sm57, Sm58, Se Electronics, Stratocaster, LP Studio, SG, ENGL.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Andy Wallace, Carl Nappa, Warren Huart, Michael Beinhorn, Chris Lord-Alge, Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, Derek Truks, Trent Reznor, John Mayer, Nirvana, Foo fighters, City and Colour, Peter Green, David Gilmour,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mainly do recording, mixing and mastering.