Analog or digital and why?
Hybrid. Best of both worlds.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Passion and dedication. It's my name up there too.
What do you like most about your job?
Making good music sound better.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make me sound like... I answer I'll make you sound like you with inspiration from other artists.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone can mix.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's their goal, influences and where they want to be.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Choose someone not by the price but the passion demonstrated. A quality mix will make a difference and get more return.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My ears, electricity, laptop, ilok and my ssl.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
How would you describe your style?
Up to date with a vintage approach.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
John Mayer, because of the songwriting and sound.
Can you share one music production tip?
Less is more.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Music. Either pop/rock, world music, soul, hip-hop, jazz.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Passion and drive like it's my song.
What's your typical work process?
Get the vibe of the song, make it sit and work on the details that separate the big boys from the kids.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is a hybrid setup with Pro Tools and Logic. Some outboard and different plugin options.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by great work. Manny Marroquin is the guy I follow the most because he can shift genres. I've recentely studied with him.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mix records with the same passion and drive everytime.