Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
What do you bring to a song?
Professional quality at an affordable price.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a Heavy Metal project, Blues project, Alternative project, and also a few Hip Hop / Rap projects.
Analog or digital and why?
Analog and digital. I always try to use as much analog gear that I can but I also have to use Pro Tools as well. So it's always a mixture of both. But never is it just digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I promise 100% satisfaction.
What do you like most about your job?
Helping someone achieve their goal and to make a professional sounding product that everyone can be proud of.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you envision for your project? What is your goal? What is your budget / how much time can you spend in the studio? If they are rehearsed and ready to record.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for someone who is going to help you bring out what you envision for your music. Make sure they are going to work with you and actually listen to what you want and not what they think it needs.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Sansamp, Neve 8801 channel strip, Manley Variable Mu, Neumann U87, and SSL Bus Compressor.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started getting into engineering when I first recorded in a studio. After that I had my own setup at home and then eventually landed a job at a professional studio and have been working there full time now since 2009.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on Rock, Hi Hop / Rap, Blues, Pop, and Alternative mostly.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill would have to be mixing and setting EFXs.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work at American Recording Studio. We have a Trident 80b console with a 24 track Studer Gold Edition 2 inch tape machine. We also use the latest version of Pro Tools along with a ton of outboard EQ, Compressors, and Pre amps. We also have stereo Echo Chambers at the studio that were built in 1967. It was the first purpose built studio in Memphis, TN.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Tchad Blake, Andrew Scheps, Tony Maserati, Chris Lord Algae, Jack White
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording and Mixing