Hi My name is shak I am a recording and mix engineer.
I have recording and mixing experience going back some 15 years, I have worked with UK hiphop, Grime and Dance artist over the years. I managed a recording studio and an Internet radio station.
I have lots of experience in recording vocals instruments and editing.
I currently work in a concert hall in central London where I mix lots of stuff from Jazz to corporate events.
I have worked with big name artist and bing corporations including the BBC, Bloomberg, Warner.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Shak
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: So many I don't have one.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own projects recoding. Mixing lots of Live Jazz bands in central London, Barbican Milton court.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: no yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both analogue because all digital is trying to do is sound like the original analog counterparts. you can not have todays music industry without digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my best
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything from being in the studio to working with different artist.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: where is the final results going. How big is the project in terms of backing, and how much freedom do I have can I make changes or is it all fixed and just needs mixing.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to the person and make sure they understand your project
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A bottle full of water a big one
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording and mixing for 15 years +
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hip Hop / Jazz / Dance I work across so much stuff its all about the vibe not the style of music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't worship artist it depends on what mood am in and what I need from them.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: listen to the song as a whole don't get bogged down with details till everything sounds good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Uk hip Hop, Grime, Dance.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Recoding and Mixing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A good ear and lots of production experience.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a hybrid of analog and digital, I have the option to work in the box if I am editing or doing other tasks that doesn't require outboard processing. I can also send the sound out for external processing to my fleximix desk made in 1979 designed by John Oram great british EQ. I monitor using Genelec 1032A's and Yamaha NS10's.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspired by all the artist I work with in one way or another. Each artist has their own talent some playing music some singing and some with their own production style.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals and mixing.