What are you working on at the moment?
I have about 80 clients in the current rotation
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
It depends on the feel of the song.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I can only promise to give my all
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long does it take to mix a song? I always say that it depends on the song.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it can be done really fast. People think you only have to push a few buttons and its all done.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you mind if i provide some of my input
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
be as detailed as possible and also be realistic with your budget.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
ns 10's a A computer a good mic a preamp and solar power panels
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I would like to open a bigger studio and teach others how to make classic music. I have been working in music for the last 20 years
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I Just completed a project for Remo the Hit maker and its about to be released all over the world.. I also Worked on a song for a artist named Spank Just Biz. His single has been played on all NYC radio stations and he is now signed with Rich Gang and Cash Money
How would you describe your style?
Clean but still rich in feeling ... I think hip-hop is meant to be a little bit gritty
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Drake... He is not afraid to try different styles ... he has no limits.. He will do anything to make a song hot
Can you share one music production tip?
Always Mix in 3D
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip-Hop and R& B
What's your strongest skill?
I would say the post production is my strongest point because I love to make the song move a crowd with drops and different effects
What do you bring to a song?
I try to bring movement and dynamics to a song by adding drops and different tricks to make a song more exciting. I want the song to have build up and strong points. for ex: I try to focus on rappers Bars and punchlines and for singers I try to make sure the lead is super clean all while hearing the backing vocals
What's your typical work process?
When I am recording I set levels 1st and try to get the best sound before we start to stack vocals so the artist can hear what they sound like premix. I set up all my bus on a template with the same start point every time.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I Have a 400 square foot studio on a small lot. Very private but efficient. I have a 003 digi board i have 2 Yamaha NS 10 monitors and 2 Mackie MR 8's .. I Have a UA pre-amp I have a AKG c214 Mic I also Have a Blue.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Jus Blaze and Pharrell Williams Swizz Beatz
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Hip-Hop and R&B mostly some POP and EDM