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Mix with the Masters with Andrew Scheps, 2015
London School of Sound, 2011
Shelter Studio is a recording and production studio in East London. Specializing in music production, recording, mixing, and mastering. Working with popular, underground and independent artists since 2012. Facilities also a great option for voice over and ADR recording. Post production and film sound mix-down also available.
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Interview with Dominic Rippel
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Just tracked drums the other day and it came out sounding really good. I engineered and recorded.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am mixing an EP for a new artist. Producing my own EP. Producing sample packs. Also brainstorming for a soundtrack I will be composing for a feature film.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am relatively new to SoundBetter. Try me out!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Love Both. Digital is fast and sounds better every month. Analog effects just have an immediacy and edge that always brings a fun factor to any session.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We are done when you are 100% satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's beyond technical. You can't just take a course and off you go. Experience and attention to detail must be at a heightened level.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: As may as possible. The first is: "Can you send me some references, please?"
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pay attention to references. Make sure you are speaking and understanding the same language.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, interface, digitone, sm 57, monitors
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: All sorts.. Been mixing for 10 years. In 2015, I got the opportunity to do Mix with the Masters with Andrew Scheps. That was a large step up.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone doing something different.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Insert ProTools LoFi on most things
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Underground electronic, techno, soundtracks and punk rock.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I aim to reveal and nourish the inherent character of the sounds I work with.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have a template for starting mixes, but am not afraid to veer off the path and get messy to get a good result.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a hybrid analog/digital set up. I have the 3 leading DAWs along with a host of analog outboard, synths and effects pedals. Sometimes you have to go outside the box to harvest new tones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: A lot of underground musicians that push the limits of their creativity and equipment. I like to hear new things.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering, and tracking drums and vocals.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am fast and patient.