Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I engineered and mastered an Ep by Howl called Eyes Shine Brighter Then Street Lights. I Mixed, Engineered, and Mastered the whole ep. I think his style is very original and I'm proud of how clean the project came out.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am mixing and mastering a few songs by Astral Jones, who is a hip/hop and electronic producer with a similar style to flying lotus. As well as mixing a song by Young Reeph.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, more control, faster. Much, Much, MUCH faster.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise a very noticeable increase in quality, depth, and over all appeal of your song or project. Results will speak for themselves and have you coming back for more!
What do you like most about your job?
Being able to immerse myself fully in a song, or project. And getting to listen to music all day.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
stereo widening. Reverb on vocals. thickening of vocals. Cleaner, louder bass.
And I say, You've got it!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception about what i do is that most people under estimate how large of a role the engineer plays in the development of an artist's sound.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you want me to add any special effects, or are we simply going for clarity.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Don't be afraid to tell me exactly what kind of emotion, vibe, or effects your going for. Your happiness is most important.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop, Charger, Solar Panel, Ableton Push, Headphones
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Mixing/Mastering. Over 3 years
How would you describe your style?
Clean. Psychedelic, Hard Hitting, Original, Creative, Ground Breaking
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Niykee Heaton. Her Voice is amazing and i could work miracles with one of her tracks.
Also Kodak Black, because he is capable of flowing over many different styles and we could make something very original.
Can you share one music production tip?
Stay focused on the task at hand, and stick to fixing one or few problems at a time, rather then trying to fix the whole mix at once. Multitasking is not more efficient.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rap, Trap, Hip/Hop, Trip Hop, Cloud Rap, Electronic
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Things I Bring To A Song:
Crystal clarity. Well balanced mix. Enhanced depth and space.
sense of Intellegent design. Professional Quality.
What's your typical work process?
First I play through the song multiple times and take notes on any aspects I want to change. After my first initial sweep, I then go through multiple playbacks and adjust until the audio has no elements that are unsatisfactory. Then I begin additive measures. I then boost appealing frequencies, increase clarity with compression, and begin widening the the stereo field.
Afterwards I guarantee you will notice a huge difference in the audio quality, clarity, and over-all appeal of your track/tracks.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I Have Krk Rockit 8's aligned perfectly with acoustic treatment placed accordingly throughout the room for an environment with no false reverberation or frequency build up. I also have a second pair of monitors (mackie cr-3's) that i use to check to make sure songs sound good on multiple types and sizes of speakers. I work in Ableton Live 9.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Equalization and Compression
removal of harsh frequencies.
I am also very well versed in vocal engineering, i.e. vocal effects, thickening, adding additional harmonics, creating ambient depth within a vocal.