Shak

Recording & Mix, Engineer

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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.

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    Interview with Shak

    1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

    2. A: So many I don't have one.

    3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

    4. A: My own projects recoding. Mixing lots of Live Jazz bands in central London, Barbican Milton court.

    5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

    6. A: no yet

    7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

    8. 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.

    9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

    10. A: That I will do my best

    11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

    12. A: Everything from being in the studio to working with different artist.

    13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

    14. A: Non

    15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

    16. 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.

    17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

    18. A: Talk to the person and make sure they understand your project

    19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

    20. A: A bottle full of water a big one

    21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

    22. A: I have been recording and mixing for 15 years +

    23. Q: How would you describe your style?

    24. A: Hip Hop / Jazz / Dance I work across so much stuff its all about the vibe not the style of music.

    25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

    26. A: I don't worship artist it depends on what mood am in and what I need from them.

    27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

    28. A: listen to the song as a whole don't get bogged down with details till everything sounds good.

    29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

    30. A: Uk hip Hop, Grime, Dance.

    31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

    32. A: Recoding and Mixing

    33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

    34. A: A good ear and lots of production experience.

    35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

    36. 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.

    37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

    38. 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.

    39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

    40. A: Recording vocals and mixing.

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    • Roland Re201
    • Genelec 1032A
    • Lucid 8192.
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