Analog or digital and why?
Both because digital provides precision/convenience and analog provides warmth and grit.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to do my best and provide the best experience.
What do you like most about your job?
The challenges that present themselves and the satisfaction of overcoming those challenges.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
They commonly ask me how do I do what I do. My answer is, "I love it."
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception is that what I do is easy.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your vision and what artist(s) inspire your music?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Expect the big industry sound without the huge price tag.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Pro Tools, monitors, compressor, eq, and a mic.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this since 2002 for independent artists from all over.
How would you describe your style?
My style is typically laid back and smooth.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Mike Will Made It. I want to work with him because of his innovative and unorthodox approach to making music.
Can you share one music production tip?
One thing that I can share is to keep it simple and have fun with music production.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All genres but more commonly hip hop, gospel, rock, and pop.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is typically in mastering music.
What do you bring to a song?
I typically bring punch, clarity, and presence to a song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper, FL Studio and tens of thousands of high quality samples.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mike Will Made It, Metro Boomin', Future, Clint Black, Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Eddie Kramer, Andrew Scheps, Chris Lorde Alge, Dave Pensado.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I commonly take my client's tracks and make them radio-ready and market-ready.