Worry about the song and i will take care of the rest !
You bring the song and i will help you achieve the sound you want. What i'm offering is mixing 100% in the box and mastering. I have worked as a mixing engineer and done plenty of lives mostly with rock and acoustic groups from the local scene. I can work in every style of music but i do some things better such as
Rock , Acoustic, Progressiver Rock, Metal, Pop, Blues and EDM.
I would love to work with you in your next project and do some magic together. Click the contact button so we can get in touch.
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Interview with Anthony Kay
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did a piano and vocals medley of pop songs for a female local artist. I did the recording and the mixing. It turned out really good and she sounds amazing. You can hear it in my portfolio.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on some songs of my own at the moment.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No,i'm fairly new to the platform.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love analog gear as much as every one but i'll go digital. I love traveling and i want to be able to work fast and efficient. Plug-ins nowadays are great. Plus , rendering and recalling a mix using analog gear can be a bit of a drag.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That at any rate you will have my 100% until we are all satisfied. It's all about the music we work on.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with well rehearsed artists with a clear vision for what they want is always refreshing. Love collaborating and creating new music with good people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Mostly if their music can be played on the radio. I usually tell them "the short answer is yes"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Putting a limiter in the master bus doesn't equally mean you are a mastering engineer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Always ask for reference track to get an idea of what they are looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm fairly new in the business but trust that i know what i'm doing. Usually guys like me have tones of energy to channel to their projects and thats only a good thing because at the end of the day, it's all about the song we will work together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar , my laptop, my audient id22 ,and a neumann km184 pair and my headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a songwriter, learned to play guitar and at the age of 17 i started studying sound engineering in a technological institute, in Greece. After that i worked in a P.A company to this day and i do recording and mixing projects. I do this mostly 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative,emotional and passionate.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Bruce Soord of the Pineapple Thief and Steven Wilson. Both are great songwriters and great mixing engineers.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes! Always try to listen to your gut. That initial first reaction or idea you get. And bonus tip, try to take short breaks every now and then so you don't loose perspective of what you are doing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Post-Rock, Acoustic/Folk, Blues ,Swing.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing is my strong suit. Especially balancing the faders.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my musical influences and the energy of a newcomer to every project i'm involved.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If it's mixing, i will import everything and arrange it accordingly( track order, groups, color coding and some minor routing) and listen to the song and get a basic filling of what is going on. I always ask for a reference ,so i will listen to it as well and then write some notes about the things that need to be done. Then hands on the desk and get a rough mix. Always back and forth with the artist to ensure that we are on the same page.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Love traveling so my setup is in the box and mostly portable. I have a pair of Yamaha Ns-10m Studio, an audient id22, an RME AD/DA,a focusrite octopre. I'm a Pro Tools user.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steven Wilson, Bruce Soord,Joe Baressi,Andrew Scheps
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, audio restoration, edit and post production for voice overs and podcasts