What type of music do you usually work on?
Primarily guitar driven music.
What do you like most about your job?
I love that moment when you get to the end of a mix & you just sit back & listen to how far the whole project has come. Its a great sense of achievement for everyone involved.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Provide reference material. It gives me an instant idea of what a client is looking for within a final mix/master & can help to cut down timescales.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Kings Of Leon. - They seem to have every base covered. They have the great songs, great guitar tones, a strong rhythm section & the singer with the best voice on the planet.
What's your strongest skill?
Dedication. No matter the size or style of the project I am working on, I always devote the same level of attention to detail when it comes to mixing & mastering. I am extremely thorough when it comes to all aspects of a mix & will strive for excellence in correspondence to my clients demands.
What do you bring to a song?
Perspective. I'm big into songwriting & finding out what the most important part of the song is and what the strongest attributes of a song/recording are. For me its about understanding which elements of a song are going to grab the listeners attention. As a multi-instrumentalist I can relate to every aspect and instrument within a traditional band setup.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is typically designed primarily for mixing & mastering purposes only. Main features include: Pro Tools 12, latest software & technology that emulates classic SSL & Neve Consoles, Waves Plugins, Slate Plugins, KRK Rokit10' studio monitors & Yamaha HS8 studio monitors. Other features include: Avid 11Rack, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Favourite Producers include: Bob Clearmountain, Dave Sardy, Chris Lord Alge, Rick Rubin & Butch Vig.
Favourite Musicians include: Dave Grohl, Tom Petty, Kelly Jones, Keith Richards & Noel Gallagher.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Regular work includes mixing "Singles" along with "E.P" albums. I have also regularly written songs for both bands & solo artists.