I have worked with a professional studio as an engineer. I am a singer and songwriter. I produce instrumentals, mix, master, process vocals. Everything. You won't find anyone as good at me especially at all these things. I am young, so I have a current and youthful perspective on things. I have a bachelors in psychology, music, and performance.
I am more than a producer/engineer-for-hire. I want to be your ally; on your team/side. I don't just want money. I want to feel accomplished, work as a team, and get your picture formed from your head to the canvas that is the song we will create. Let's do this.
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Interview with Schott Records
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am finishing an album of mine (Revelations). 12 Tracks.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's all right there in front of you. Unless you REALLY wanna emulate some specific compressor, or other hardware, or unless you just have millions of dollars that the hardware just doesn't put a dent in your pocket, what is the point? I don't want to be homeless but have a nice hardware compressor/EQ. Kind of like those people that spend every cent in their savings to get a Lamborghini. Why? It makes you look stupid, not cool.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give it my best and not give you and product that hasn't been fully checked and mastered to the point of "perfection". I don't believe in "perfection"; we can always improve ourselves. There is a "current best", which is the best effort to the best of my ability at the time. 2,3,4 minds will always [combined] produce something so much more spectacular than any one mind can. It's one of the things I absolutely love and enjoy about music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Expect me to be hard on you if you ask me for advice. I will not lie to people, feed into their ego, tell them what they want to hear. That doesn't mean I'm going to SAY something cruelly or to put you down. I want you to believe in yourself, I want to help you believe in yourself. You can't lie to yourself though, you'll know what your capable of, and if you're holding back at all. You do one take, no warmups, don't be surprised when I tell you that you sound like a dying parrot. I take music very seriously, but also enjoy it more than anything else in this mortal life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have my own style. I have always listened to a WIDE array of genres/artists. I think sounding like someone or living within the confines of a genre is limiting and will never get you to greatness. Art/Music is supposed to be a provocative/experimental/passionate thing. I want to have fun, but I want to fall in love with my own music. Not trying to sound pretentious, just saying. I have come to terms with the fact that perfection does NOT exist in the arts. I spend years getting over how hard I was on myself trying SO hard to reach "perfection". It doesn't exist. You can get damn close, however. Shoot for the stars, arrive somewhere new, who cares what planet it is if it takes your breath away something new.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Practice practice practice everything. If you wanna get good at something you practice. Youtube videos can be helpful, but also hindering. People treat their process/methods as some law dictated by the gods. Music isn't a set of rules, it's either pass/fail. What you're writing/trying/doing will either turn heads, or dissipate into the air. Practicing for yourself and putting in hours is the best method for getting good at anything really. I have over 20 years on piano, 7 on guitar, 10 in singing, 6 in music production/mixing/mastering/engineering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have worked on/with EVERYTHING. I am not limited by genres. I'd like to see someone request something that they think I can't do. I'll make it work. I'll make it amazing. I'll make it unforgettable. I am truly something else.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing instrumentals, especially the melodies. Same with singing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am a master of creating melodies. Both singing and on the instrumentals themselves. My melodies can/have gotten stuck in many of my fans/supporters heads from the moment they heard it to this day. My melodies are catchy, entrancing, sometimes dark, beautiful, emotional, perfect. I don't do the whole generic try to mimic/copy an artist/song/genre kinda thing. I have my own sound and it works for me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Sometimes I have a structured system of techniques, sometimes I just do what I feel like doing, when it comes to a job/the process though, it is a very rigorous but proven to be effective process for every song. I learned from the masters of the studio I worked for. I don't want to give away their name because I'm not sure what kind of things I'm not supposed to say/explain/give away (information-wise). Non-disclosure agreements can get ya.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I can't in a paragraph. I have spent so much money over the years and every year on constantly upgrading my equipment. Acoustically treated recording environment, an INCREDIBLE condenser microphone (Neuman U 47 Collectors), a beautiful guitar that I treat like a life (Fender Stratocaster Vintage 1965), and an amazing pair of imported from France Focal Sib Professional Studio Monitors
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Noah 40 Shebib (Drake's Producer), Drake, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, The Kooks, Band of Horses, Uzi Vert, Kelly Clarkson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write instrumentals many/all genres, process vocals (tuning, mixing, etc.), write lyrics, offer advice due to the fact that I have experience in a professional studio and know what the industry is like first hand, and can accommodate just about any request.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?