Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Its very jazz like and uses a lot of sophisticated panning and echo delays. I'm the arranger, mixer, and master engineer of the entire album.
What are you working on at the moment?
An arrangement of the entire Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack by David Wise.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
While I don't have analog equipment (but would like using), it doesn't matter to me personally as in the end 99% of the people listening to the songs won't know and or care, they just want to listen to a song that sounds good to their taste.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do the best I can with what's provided.
What do you like most about your job?
Making things that sound average alone (individual tracks) and putting them together to make something that makes you ask, that's in there???
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
No customers as of yet but a few friends I've mastered songs for ask how do I pan my instruments to make the track sound full and not narrow, I simply reply, I just pan wherever it sounds like its making its impact just right.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I don't just crank up the gain.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How do you want it to sound, any examples?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If it's not as loud as you want it's because that's the highest point left until I hear distortion but am more than welcomed to crank it up as I did my part, it's ultimately your preference that matters, not mine.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My laptop, phone, keyboard, mic, and longest lasting battery to continue making music until there' no more power.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Audio engineering in the music business, mainly mixing and hopefully mastering. I've been doing this for about a year and aim to improve my skills beyond my limits.
How would you describe your style?
It varies, it can go from ambient and bright to percussive and beaty.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Mark Foster, because he's what inspired me to do what I want to do and listen to how I want music to sound.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't overdo it, a song has its sweet spot, and if it's not as loud as the next, yours will have a warm hugging welcome and something most don't have, dynamics.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Alternative and or indie-rock.
What's your strongest skill?
Panning and percussion tracks.
What do you bring to a song?
Dynamics and instrumental balance, very surrounding sound.
What's your typical work process?
Trail and error, mainly what sounds right.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's a digital audio work station, Presonus Studio One 3.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Lead singer Mark Foster of Foster The People.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing of tracks.