Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I mixed and produced additionnaly 3 songs of the new Mani Hoffman's EP, the singer of the multiplatinum hit Starlight (The Supermen Lovers). Many is a great guy, with a unique vision of his songs. We worked remotely on the tunes. The result was great. Thanks Mani for your trust !
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a new french touch project Called Reevox. Great team of writers, composers, artists.
Reevox released an EP last year with a remix of sonf by the producer of I feel it coming (The Weeknd).
A great EP would be released soon.
Analog or digital and why?
Analog for recording process, with unique recording chains for every source and no compromise with the recording room.
Digital, ITB for mixing, more comfortable, sounds unbelievable, inserting some analog inserts sometimes on the master buss.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Make them happy.
What do you like most about your job?
Make my clients happy.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is my role at this step ?
Are you happy with the previous steps ?
If it's not, why ?
Is your budget coherent with your needs ?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be sure that it's the right man for your project. International credits on famous albums are not necessary to have great results with a producer/mixer/engineer. Check his sound not mastered and try to know what is his process, feel, statement...
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My NS-10's, my HDX rig, my headphones, my CMV and my Siemens preamp.
How would you describe your style?
Elegant, pop, nostalgic and punchy.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Coldplay, because i am a huge fan of synths (old, new, and VI).
I think I could do a great work for them.
Call me Chris !
Can you share one music production tip?
Keep in mind that the most important is the song, not the sound.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Various pop styles, electronic music, rock. A bit of acoustic too.
What do you bring to a song?
Musicality, design, attitude, dynamics.
What's your typical work process?
We pay attention to communicate properly and sharply with our clients. It's the most important.
When we know what he has in mind, we can recreate it with our feel and soul.
Tell us about your studio setup.
After years of OTB mixing with various setups and consoles (SSL/Neve/Euphonix), we move to ITB with an Protools HDX setup with some custom analog inserts on the master bus. Mostly of our plugins are running AAX DSP for lot of headroom and sharpness. We have some custom plugins too.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Phil Spector, George Martin, Michael Brauer, Dave Sardy, French Touch...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly of my time, I am the man who has to finish and polish a song.
This could be a mix, additionnal production, remix, rewriting, or the whole recording process sometimes.