Audio Engineer, Producer,
Affordable and Professional Mixing and Mastering Services with the best quality audio results in the music industry. Mentored by professional, multi-platinum award winning producer.
Music has always been one of my main interests and passions and I have always strived to learn and develop my skills and understanding of music as much as possible in my free time. It was only recently that I decided to pursue this interest further and study it full-time, as it is what I truly believe It's a skill that I will utilize for the rest of my life.
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Interview with D3V0
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Last summer, I worked out in LA with Brian Kennedy. He produced plenty of Breezy and Rihanna albums, and I helped write and produce 10 songs with him, so that was the highlight of my young career.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working with a producer in ATL and LA on a professional project that's awesome. I'm also recording and producing tracks at my university.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: New to the site, so don't know anyone currently.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, it depends on the artist song and style.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll make something that's unforgettable.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love it because music is a living breathing thing, it can be manipulated in any way you want. When we pass our music and skills will live on so, I just love the process of making something a kid will listen to 100 years after I'm gone.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Everyone asks me about rates and my answer is it varies my project because everyone is so different.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that I'm only one-dimensional when in reality I can do it all. I'm also an artist who's in between the process of making professional songs, so I know what pops and what doesn't.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What are they looking for? It's always clearer for both parties when a client knows what they want. 2. What do they need? I've come across many many artists who know what they WANT but don't really know what they NEED and they could save a lot more money by knowing what they need and not what they want. 3. Where are you trying to make your mark? By you lyrics? deliver? or voice? (because then I can highlight whatever they want. 4. What's your budget? Everyone project has a budget, it's nice to clear that up. 5. Why should I do your track? What is there about me that interest you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for authenticity. Many people will claim they can do this, or that, but the proof is always in the pudding. Ask to hear some samples, and always ask what equipment do they use.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Would the island have electricity? Lol, but probably my rode mic for recording, my Mac book air, my beat machine and my keyboard along with my preamp.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing music since 2011, I'm currently in my third year at a university.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very timeless. The other day I made a song from the perspective of the 80's, then the next day worked on a trap style that's infused with pop that's stirring the water in the pro world.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I rather look for that artist that hasn't made it (yet) I rather work with someone who would help me grow as a producer or audio engineer. I treat everyone the same from unknown artist to the top ten artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, my tip would invest in the right equipment & stay creative. Cut out 2-4 hours every day for your craft whether it's singing, producing, or audio engineering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work in every genre. I have three brothers and my oldest brother speaks between 8-12 languages. So I grew up listening to literally every genre available. I love all types of music. My older brother is also a producer, so we have dabbled in just about every genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Strongest skill would be between my talent and my ear. I have been told by professionals I have a great ear. Also writing for other artist is also an amazing skill I have.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can turn any song into a radio quality hit ( if recorded in the right atmosphere and produced well.)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process would be communicating with the artist on what sound they are looking for, then I would listen to the track, give my suggestions, then when we come to a mutual agreement on sound and quality I dissect the track vocal by vocal and instrument by instrument and improve each instrument or vocal then I go to work on the backing tracks etc. Give the song more life.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Pro tools10 HD, as well as Logic X pro. I know how to use both professionally. I use an iMac but also use a MacBook air for editing on the go.I also use Rode mic and Bluebird SL to record. I have a Mikro for beat making. I also have two Rokit monitors so I can listen to my mixes and cuts clearly. I have the most up to date industry quality tools, pre-amps etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many artists have influenced me personally, but I try my best to create my own style. I also pay homage to the greats. I listen to all types of music from American hits, to K-Pop, to even Bulgarian music. My likes and music style is very diverse.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My work varies from recording, arranging, producing, mixing and mastering.