What do you like most about your job?
Mixing to produce atmosphere or warmness.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Multiple revisions as required.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Equalizer, limiter, expander, saturator and chorusing gears.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Over half a year
How would you describe your style?
Closer to listeners and not in a gigantic overcrowded stadium. Warmer sounds closer to the frequencies of speech.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
What are you working on at the moment?
Recording, mixing and a tiny bit of mastering of 4 singles for two singer song-writer / producers.
Analog or digital and why?
With clarity being a key focus, digital systems help with that. Analog processing may produce changes in harmonics, unless u like them too :D
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you limits on clarity?
What kind of sound /style do u like and from what sources if any :)
What kind of space / environment do u desire, or not.
What is your theme or desired emotion or state of mind from the product?
What are your priorities of the various tracks / elements?
Which parts do you not want, touched?
Which parts do you not mind being overlooked?
Which parts do you want to be more creative with?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A more dry and clear mix is what you can look forward to.
Can you share one music production tip?
A lot of noise or unwanted sound may be recorded, whether we hear it or not. But, reducing as much as possible, as early as possible, makes mixing and compiling a lot smoother and clear when it all comes together in mixing. No surprising noise!
What type of music do you usually work on?
A bit of rock, alt rock, blues, country rock, funk, synth pop, electro pop.
What's your strongest skill?
Pushing lead elements out above other sounds at directed/appointed time.
What do you bring to a song?
Focus on clarity of leading elements as they come or more warmness to the sounds closer to frequencies of speech.
What's your typical work process?
(2)Little to some gain staging(I prefer to use your preferred volume as i receive them)
(3)Small realignments(if any that's obvious to me or as u direct)
(4)Small EQ changes initially to highlight the various elements you'd like more of.
(5)Small effects unless stated otherwise.
(6)Start of overall mix from background elements to side and then, front.
Tell us about your studio setup.