I provide mixing and mastering services designed to help artists with a limited budget develop professional quality recordings for mixtapes and album recording projects. We specialize in mixing Hip-Hop and Urban Genres of music, but are more than capable in working with all other genres of music.
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Interview with Qali Stacks
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The Equipment I have at my disposal is as follows: Apogee Symphony IO, Yamaha HS8 Monitors, Never 1073 LB, Millennia HV-35, Daking MicPre, Inward Connections Brute Limiter, API Lunchbox, Peluso P67 Tube Condenser Microphone, Sterling Audio ST69 Tube Condenser Microphone, Machine Mikro, Avid Pro Tools 10 11 & 12, Logic Pro X, Waves Plug-Ins, Lexicon Reverb, Auto Tune, Melodyne, Slate Digital, Soundtoys, Universal Audio UAD-2 satellite and other plugins.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Southern #CaliFlyNiggaz Vol. 1
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mix engineering is a non essential part of the musical process and anybody can do it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have seperate mix and mastering engineers work on your project. Don't have the same person facilitate both roles.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you envision the record sounding like? Show me an example.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear in communicating what it is that you want and be open to building a relationship even though its a business transaction. Sometimes getting to know a client and their personality helps in deciding how the record being produced/mixed should sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell Williams, he's been my favorite producer for over a decade, I love his minimalist approach when it comes to many of his records and his pop sensibilities have no creative equal in the urban genres.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Urban genres of music: Hip-Hop/Rap and Soul/R&B. But I am a fan/student of all genres of music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer a mix of both Analog and Digital, as well as old and new. I like to take advantage of different sonic characteristics and use it to carve out the soul of each individual record. I typically like analog summing, but I prefer for modern i/o options because of their clarity, I like the digital toolset and the capabilities provided by it over analog mixing techniques, I absolutely prefer digitals recall-ability.