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Analog or digital and why?
Both. Hybrid delivers most the sonic qualities of analog without decreasing the workflow.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
If they´re not satisfied they´re not charged.
What do you like most about your job?
To work on the most different genres with the most different people on a daily basis
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
If this is my day job. - Yes, but i often work at night.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That you can do this job properly without 10 years of experience at least. or 10000 hours. ;)
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What they´re expecting.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Check their reverences and meet them.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Neumann U87, UA 6176, Apollo, Macbook with PT on it and a Guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Musician (Guit.) then live engineering and since 2004 only in the Studio(s)
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Those gifts ones who write their own music and are passionate about it.
Can you share one music production tip?
Frontend is what matters at the end
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Rock, Metal, Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Classical, etc...
What's your strongest skill?
Not leaving my mark on a production.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Produce it if needed, put a great sounding instrument in one of the great sounding rooms, put great sounding microphones near the source, run it through great sounding pre´s, and then through the console-conversion-PT./Nuendo/Logic
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Andrew Scheps, Steve Albini, Andy Wallace, etc...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
write and produce music with artists/Bands, record it and then mix it.