Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I worked on a project and record that ultimately ended up charting with Beyonce a the artist. You never know where this industry will lead you.
What are you working on at the moment?
Just wrapped up some mixes for theme music. It was rock based. The guitars were sick.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
idk...haven't searched lol...
Analog or digital and why?
Analog sound and vibe, digital convenience. Why?? Best of both worlds.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You're gonna love what I do with it. It'll be like night and day. Just when you think the sound can't get any better....
What do you like most about your job?
Working with music. Gotta love it.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Wh are your prices the way they are?? I respond, because my work has been on billboard and you're getting all that experience put into YOUR project.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That you can just buy plug ins and use the presets. I don't use ANY presets when mixing or mastering.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How many tracks are you looking to get done, and what exactly are you looking for??
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Understand that you get what you pay for. Everybody has pro tools...but not everybody is an engineer. Just like everybody has a basketball, or football, or baseball....doesn't' make you a professional athlete. Trust the professionals.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
MPC Ren, Apollo Twin, iMac, Midi controller, Tannoy Monitors.... I'll figure out a way to ge the best sound form the built in iMac microphone if i need to record vocals lol...
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Been professionally doing this for over 15 years. Started out as an intern in a studio....Worked my way up to head engineer before getting discovered and signed by Rodney Jerkins to Darkchild Ent.
How would you describe your style?
Crispy but knocking...
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Dr. Dre. Need I say more??
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't record too loud going into your set up...you can't remove distortion...you can always add gain.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
Production and conceptualizing.
What do you bring to a song?
My golden ears. Trained by multi-time Grammy winners themselves.
What's your typical work process?
Typically I'll work on a project on my own, the submit for verification. If any changes are needed, which is rare or very slight, they are performed and tweaked for final submission.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Here's what I'm offering and you're guaranteed to get: Grammy Quality Mastering • Detailed Equalization • Multi-Band Compression • Noise Reduction (if needed) • Dynamic Range Enhancement • Harmonic Saturation Processing • Stereo Imaging • Clarity boost & Warm low-end punch that may be missing from your flat mixes • Never applying "presets", each song is processed based on its own specific harmonic needs • Free Professional Dithering when you submit 24bit or higher quality files • Competitive volume maximization
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dr. Dre. Kanye West.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my daily work consists of audio recording, editing, and mixing. Other common areas include mastering, top line writing and producing.