What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
TDE's very own: MixedByAli. Follows me on Instagram too.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
As a mixing engineer, halfway through school and I mixed this artist's song who got in contact with YG ADDIE's Dj and he liked the mix which he then went on to post it on his personal website and social media which got me some exposure in the industry business.
What are you working on at the moment?
Hip Hop Album
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not at this time no.
Analog or digital and why?
Hybrid as they say "best of both worlds."
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To mix and master the song at its full potential.
What do you like most about your job?
Doing what I love as I get better and better each mix.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you mix for free?
I can because I love it and am not in it for money only but... time is money and bills need to be paid.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People assume i DJ but little do they know I was born to be a hero for all artists and make magic happen.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Conditions in which where the project was recorded.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I can bring out the best version of your song which varies on factors such as the mic used to record and the environment it was recorded in.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
2 Studio Speakers, My mac book pro with Pro Tools, Midi Controller, Audio Recording Interface.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Audio Engineering for over 3+ years.
How would you describe your style?
My style works best when I let the music speak for itself. My ears and the music connect in a way to bring out the best in the mixes and bring life to every unique song.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Chris Brown because he is very talented and I grew up listening to his music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Would a magician tell people their tricks?(Sarcasm)
Love what you do.
If it sounds good, record it.
You pay for what you get so don't be cheap when it comes to music if you're serious about it.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rap, hip hop, rock, techno, r&b.
What's your strongest skill?
Mixing and Mastering.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Open the project on my template and import the song files then I hear it out raw. After I proceed to work on it, step out a few hours and come back to work on it with fresh ears. I then hear it out on other reference speakers and adjust minor details to finalize on the mix and master.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My basic set up includes Jbl 308's on a desk set up with acoustic treatment on the walls. Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface connecting the speakers to the MacBook Pro where I use the DAW Pro Tools. Head phones for sends references on reverb and delays.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.