Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Odd Mojo's 94 EP, this is my first project. I was the recording, mixing, and mastering engineer. It was a 5 month process which involved a lot of recording, mixing, and long nights.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Analog just has that sound that you cant replicate, and sometimes you need that precision control you can get with digital plugins.
What do you like most about your job?
Being able to use my skills and ear to give the client a finished product they love.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What sound are they looking for? Are there any songs they want their song to sound like? Do they have any favorite parts or ideas they want me to do?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started off recording rap music with my friends after they bought some studio equipment, the first day we were recording from the back of the mic.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your typical work process?
I start of with organizing the songs by instruments if it's tracked out, or splitting a 2-track into low, mid, and high with EQ. then I listen to the song a couple times to see how I want it to mix or listen to any reference material the client has provided/suggested. Then I begin comping/editing all the tracks, cleaning up click, setting the levels and after the levels are set that's when I begin mixing the instrumental then the vocals.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Right now, my home setup is my laptop with 16GB of RAM and plenty of space, the 2nd gen Scarlett 2i2, and 2 Presonus Eris E5 monitors. I also use the House Studio DC facilities if they're available.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mixed by Ali, Dave Pensado, Manny Marroquin, Alex Tumay, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Jake Vicious, Fabian Marasciullo, and probably some others I can't think of.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my work goes back and forth between recording and mixing.