Innovative creator with a specialization in creating "That" custom sound.
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Skilled in Pro Tools, Music Licensing, Audio Post Production, Event Management, and Songwriting. Strong business development professional with a ProTools Certification focused in Music Production/ Audio Engineer from Atlanta Institute of Music.
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Interview with The Grind Factory Studios
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: MaxPayne Shawty
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital ...More storage for the money...The new industry standard
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to make music everyday!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do we autoTune? Of course we do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How often do you record? Are you concentrating on a single song or a whole project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared to work hard and make high quality music every time we work!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop until the battery dies WiFi card to upload beats Set of drum sticks Portable Tascam field recorder Go Pro camera
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a studio helper and studio technician. Played percussion for a while and eventually wound up learning protools and other software to mix my own beats. Now I own and operate the Grind Factory Studios.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Big Boi ...I like the poetic style of lyric and flow
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When making trap beats consider using side chaining as a way to keep your 808 bass strong but minimizing masking other prominent sounds in the track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Rap, RnB,
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Recording and Mixing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A mixture of live instruments and modern sounds that still make you feel that "Heat"
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Preview tracks with artist or send snippets for writing Set up tracking session when artist is ready to record Record song and premix session Mix, Master, and Deliver final song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have 3 suites A,B,C set up for production and tracking vocals.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Illmind as a producer, Jay- Z for music business, Puffy as a Media Mogul
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Custom music production, Digital Recording, Mixing and Mastering