Hi I'm Curtis. Allow me to make your sonic dream a reality. In addition to mixing, I can add production elements to your music and master your tracks. My rates are flexible and affordable, perfect for independent artists or producers!
I'm a mix engineer with over 14 years of experience.
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Interview with Curtis Pennington
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Hybrid setup: Allen & Heath GS3000 32 channel console, Antelope Orion 32 AD/DA converter, Event TR8 XL near field monitors, Yamaha NS-10m near field monitors, Lexicon PCM 90 reverberator, Stam Audio SA-4000 bus compressor, UAD powered plugins, & many other native plugins.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for recording and summing. Digital for editing and mix down. To my ears, analog adds a different character to the sound (that I prefer) and at present digital does not emulate it 100%. Digital editing is precise and instant recall has so many benefits.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I make your sonic dream a reality, every time, guaranteed!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy being creative.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will you take to mix my song? When you are satisfied with it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That poor decisions in the recording phase of the project can always be rectified during mix down.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do they envision for the project? Is their song a radio single?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Sound engineering. The last 14 years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix 90% in mono and the last 10% in stereo.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to the rough song and letting it dictate the sonic direction.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Honesty, emotion, clarity, depth, punch.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Noah '40' Shebib, Phil Tan, Dr Dre, Manny Marroquin and Bernie Grundman.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.