Eric Hammer is a Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Mixer, and Sound Designer based outside of Nashville, TN with over 10 years of experience. .
Eric is a graduate of MTSU's Audio Production program. During this time, Eric assisted and received first hand instruction from several Grammy ® nominated and award winning engineers who have consistently described his work as "Excellent." As a testament to the exceptional quality of his work, Eric was selected to be part of the four member team representing MTSU in the AES Nashville Spring Mixer competition.
Eric has produced remixes for Randy Jackson's artist Grace Valerie, provided content for The Warp Academy, has served as the Lead Audio Tech for Big Machine's Maddie and Tae, and provides freelance production and engineering services.
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Interview with Eric Hammer
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Trevor Horn, Michael Jackson, John Merchant
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It always begins with the vocal. Whether I'm mixing or producing my goal is to put the lead vocal in the best light.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I really strive to capture the strongest performance out of all the musicians I work with, making sure to get all the parts correct on the way in.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started by doing live sound for my middle school, as time progressed I began DJing which led to an interest into music production. I have been working on a professional level since 2007.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: No two projects are the same, there's always a new challenge that you face with each project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am finishing up the production and mixing for one client's EP. And beginning the pre-production for a new country artist's EP.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always think, how is this serving the song? Would it be missed if it wasn't there?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip-hop, EDM, Funk and Rock
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My role has evolved over the years. Currently, work consists of mixing singles,and EPs as well as recording in various studios as a freelance engineer.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please feel free to ask questions, reach out so that we can discuss your project and address any concerns you may have.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision of this project? Are there artists that inspire you or that you would liken your music to?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fabfilter Pro-Q, EL-8 Distressor, UAD Apollo, laptop, Sm-57
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To provide a professional, complete and true representation of your music delivered in a timely manner. I ensure excellent and open communication and provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.