Analog or digital and why?
Digital. If you desire analog, you can always run a digital file through an analog process. The other way around doesn't work.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To make your song sound the best it possibly can.
What do you like most about your job?
Hearing what my customers bring to the table and enjoying their creativity.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: Why do my vocals not sound as good as they do live?
A: No matter the microphone or performer, there are effects that need to be done on a recording for a voice to sound good. EQing and reverb are two crucial ones.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I am altering your song or providing everything -- I'm clearing the dust so that your song shines through.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What popular song would you say this song is most similar to or envision it being similar to?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have each part of your song in a separate track. This gives us much more freedom to perfect your song.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Roland synth, my Sennheiser headphones, my computer (obviously), mixer, and logic controller.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been writing music since I was 12, so 15 years.
How would you describe your style?
Eccentric but polished EDM.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Polow. He has a very strong command of catchy riffs and strong bass.
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen to the song on a crap speaker, like your phone. If it sounds good on that, it'll sound good anywhere.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the pop perfection -- the flawless studio-quality sound your song needs. After my treatment, your song will be LOUD, perfectly timed, and sound enormous.
What's your typical work process?
I believe what is most important is to step back and see what the artist is really trying to bring to the table. Then I work on each track of the song to perfect it. Then review what I've done. Then I'll begin creating the mixdown, and applying that picture perfect gloss.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Logic Studio, Impulse Controller, Sennheiser Monitors, Condensor Mics
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Pharrell, Polow, Bangladesh
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and mastering -- adding that enormous pop gloss to bring your song to life.