What are you working on at the moment?
Repairing and modifying a vintage console that I saved from the dump.
Analog or digital and why?
Which ever is going to sound best. There is no point using hardware if software is going to sound better.
What do you like most about your job?
Seeing the joy in an artists face when they hear their song.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your budget? What do you hope to achieve? What is your ideal timeline? When can you start?
Can you share one music production tip?
Taking the time and care to set up a session properly will save you time and hassle down the road.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Indie rock bands take up the majority of my client base at the moment but I'm always looking to expand.
What's your strongest skill?
Efficiency. Time is money so if it's faster to make an edit than to retake the part, that's what's happening.
What's your typical work process?
It varies from client to client but often for song production I ask the client to send over a demo recording of the song or if they aren't capable I can record a quick demo at their rehearsal space. This is for my own purposes, just to get to know the vibe of the song and which parts we may need to allocate more studio time for. Then I choose a studio based on the clients needs and budget do the drums, scratch guitars and bass, vocals and any instruments that I cant record at home. Overdubs at my home studio and then on to the mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My home studio was primarily set up as a mixing room but it is starting to see a lot of overdub action for guitar and vocals.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
EP/LP production. I love working on multiple songs with an artist, there are so many advantages to longer sessions and after spending days in the studio with the same people you get a really familiar and communal.