Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A hip-hop mixtape. The tape really flowed well and the artist made it very easy for me to do my job!
What are you working on at the moment?
A mixtape for a client.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not at the moment
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. It's the world we live in.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Quality Music. Always.
What do you like most about your job?
Doing what I love everyday!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Why can't you provide me with your catalog? Answer: I don't want to lead you to false expectations of what I can make your music sound like. This is why I give you a FREE Song before you work with me. This way you can see exactly what I can do for you. Other people could have recorded with better or worse gear than you. This would lead you to be mislead about what I can do for you in particular.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That you have to have a degree. Look at the best in the game, many are super talented with no degree. It's music, not math.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are your recordings clean, and are you ready for me to help you become a professional?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure they can promise you the quality you're looking for. Lack of confidence leads to bad music.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
laptop, monitors, interface, DAW, and mic.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I'm currently doing this full time and have been making music for 7 years. I'm 20 and I was only 13 when I got my first DAW and Laptop.
How would you describe your style?
I try to make my clients happy. Whatever they are looking for, I can usually do for them.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Kanye West, I love the creativity he brings.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't move on to the mastering stage until your mix is absolutely perfect on it's own.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip Hop and R&B but also love to experiment with pop and other genres.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is mixing vocals for sure.
What do you bring to a song?
Most clients I work with say I bring a professional sound they have been looking for to their music. As long as you have a clean recording with no clipping, I can bring your music up to radio quality.
What's your typical work process?
Open my DAW and import the files and get to work. Each project is different and deserves to be treated like so.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work from Logic Pro X on my macbook pro. I use a focusrite solo interface. Mike Dean has produced for Kanye West using this interface. As for monitors I use Yamaha HS7's for true to sound mixes that translate excellent.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Kanye West, Mike Dean, Chance the Rapper, and anyone in the hip hop community.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Mastering home recordings and studio recordings.