Sepp Herbert


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I have been in the music industry for 32 years, toured with the group LUS as a producer and keyboard player for 12 years, work as a studio assistant engineer for 4.5 years, study audio engineering at Hofa College. I am now working as a mix engineer with an independent label and looking for other clients to work for please give me that opportunity to service your mix needs thanks.

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Interview with Sepp Herbert

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: My Laptop, Solar Battery Charger, Focal clear professional Headphones, Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface and my Neumann U87A microphone.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I started playing music at the age of 5 years old, my first instrument is piano, then steel drums and saxophone, after graduating from college with an electrical engineering degree I went on cruise ship to play music for five years I then got off ship and live in Copenhagen Denmark for seven years, were I started to work as a runner in the studio for one year then becoming a studio assistant, there is when I started too fall in love with audio equipment. later returning to the inland of Barbados and join a band and went back to work on the cruise ships as a producing and keyboard player in the reggae band. then I move to the USA where I work as a junior engineer. I then went on to building a studio in Syracuse NY where I now reside with a state-of-the-art studio, with that I went on and study audio engineering at Hofa College and received my degree in audio engineering please come in.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: Mix their record and then send it out to master.

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: Alani Skye "Don't forget About Me" and Shakhouri "Reggae Vibes" they both was submitted to the Grammys for consideration, my part was producer and mix engineer.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Make sure your tracks are well recorded and identified also send a 2 track of your record to give me an idea of your direction for the record.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: IRIE and laidback.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Reggae, R&B Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: The ability to enhance ones Creation (Record).

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: My typical work process is to listen to the rough and write my notes. Call the producer/the artist and have an open conversation about the product.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: What are your goals for this project?

  21. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  22. A: I am working on a jazz funk EP at the moment.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: YES, Ken Lewis.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Both, I started on tape and experience the warmth and the digital brings the head room with that combination my audio imagination is unlimited.

  27. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  28. A: That I will do my best for the project.

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: It is very gratifying to bring the musical concept to life.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: How long are you in the music business and who did you work with, I am in for 32 years and then I will name a couple artist, producers and managers.

  33. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  34. A: That it is easy.

  35. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  36. A: The artist that feels and love the art form.

  37. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  38. A: Create music to last for every (Passion, love and good feeling).

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: Audio Engineering and Music production.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: My studio setup is Hybrid, Analog/ Digital. Disk top Mac pro computer, DAW Logic pro X, Waves Plug-ins, Universal Audio Plug-ins, Plugin Alliance, Sound Toys Etc. Outboard gear: Chandler Curve Bender EQ, Dangerous Bax EQ, Dangerous Compressor, Dangerous A/D Converter, Dangerous 2Bus LT+, Bricasti Stereo Reverb/ M10, Dangerous ST Monitoring System, Focal Clear Professional Headphones, Focal Twin 6, Adam ATX, Auratone Speakers, Antelope Iso chrome Master Clock, Antelope Oion32+ Interface. and two Glyph SSD Drives for Storage.

  43. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  44. A: Tony Maserati (Mix Engineer), Tom Elmhirst (Mix Engineer), Al Jarreau (Singer) Earth Wind and Fire (Band), Steel Pulse (Band), Third World (Band), Charles C. Browder (Producer), Dr. Dre (Producer), Mick Guzauski (Mix Engineer/Producer)

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Terms Of Service

Three revisions, Turn-around two weeks if I have to clean up your tracks, one week if the recording is good.

GenresSounds Like
  • Steel Pulse
  • Yellowjackets
  • Jill Scott
Gear Highlights
  • Chandler Curve bender EQ
  • Dangerous Compressor
  • Dangerous Bax EQ
  • Dangerous 2 bus+
  • Orion 32 gen3 Interface
  • Dangerous A/D Converter
  • Bricasti M7
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