Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I produced a single for a mysterious artist that goes by the name of H.I.M and the song is called HYMN. Its on all major platforms and I am proud of this because I was able to successfully blend my background of gospel, R&B Soul and urban music together. It's doing very well.
What are you working on at the moment?
I recently released my artist's R&B EP which is doing really well. I am also working on an artist's EP from Australia. As well as working with established artist projects signed to Good Music, Universal, Interscope and others.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Yes. Guylare Leon! Amazing vocalist and songwriter
Analog or digital and why?
Both. It depends on what feel I am going for which plays a major role.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I stand behind my music and will put it up against anybody. The rest is up to you!
What do you like most about your job?
It's what I love to do and always dreamed of doing.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can I make it sound like what's out and I tell them I can make it sound better.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception is that we can make someone who can not sing sound like a famous artist. There is so much I can do as a producer but to make you sound like Adele but you tone deaf.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are the intentions for this project? What is your deadline? Who is mixing the record and do they have a reference of work that I can hear? How would you like the project to be delivered?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
To be clear about what they want and be able to articulate that prior to work being done. If you have a reference track that always helps. Also don't expect the producer to mix the song because that is what an engineer is for and that is an additional fee.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Mac Laptop, Akai mini midi controller, my portable external hard drive, Beats by Dry headphones, and acoustic/electric guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started out as a church musician and then touring musician. I have been in music for over 10 years
How would you describe your style?
My style is tailor made. I have an eclectic musical background and my style varies depending on the artist I am working with.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Adele, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake
Can you share one music production tip?
Always keep an up to date catalog of fresh drums and sounds. The quality is just as important as the content. The song could be a great song but if it sounds low quality then it brings down the entire value of the record.
What type of music do you usually work on?
R&B, Pop and Hip Hop
What's your strongest skill?
Blending unique sounds together and make the end product sound radio ready.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring life to it. Normally a song starts off as a vision and I am able to bring someone's vision to sound just like a painter does on canvas.
What's your typical work process?
I normally start with whatever inspires which is normally a sound that I scroll through or a drum groove in my head.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work mostly on my 17in Mac laptop, with an MPK 49 Akai Controller, Apollo Twin interface, I have a Fender Bass Guitar and strat. I have the Adam a7X monitors and the yamaha HS8 as alternates.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Timbaland, Dr. Luke, and Darkchild
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I produce an entire EP for them and writing for an additional fee with top industry professionals.