Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I made a song called "Never Leave" with the singer Drea. It was done for the artist collective Paper Cranes for their 4th compilation album.
I wrote the music/lyrics for the song, produced the instrumental, acted as the recording engineer, mixed and mastered the song all by myself. I'm very proud of this song because not only did I do the production, but I was able to showcase my skills as a pop writer!!
You can check that out here: https://soundcloud.com/papercranecollective/never-leave-ft-drea
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on some original dance tracks and learning more about sound design!
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because it has become the industry standard and is the easiest way to ensure professional sounding results.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People seem to think producers just slap sounds together into a song, but the reality is that the mixing and mastering components of making a track are the most challenging and interesting. I get most creative in the mixer.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I always always always ask for examples of songs and artists they like to get an idea for what sound best to them.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to our work, not just for quality but also for creativity. If you want to stand out, you need someone who can understand your vision behind the music.
Can you share one music production tip?
I have found that Dynamic Equalizing is essential to a clean mix, especially when working with vocal tracks.
What's your strongest skill?
Finding creative solutions to your problems. Working with sound come naturally to me and I love finding a way to make audio sound as good as possible.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by artists like Flume and Halsey who push the boundaries of Pop Music.
I also am inspired by artists like Daft Punk and Skrillex who aren't afraid to make bold choices with their mixing and mastering.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I have done mastering for all kinds of genres - both electronic and acoustic. I also have made full pop/dance and hip hop instrumentals and vocal mixing for clients.