James Morris (OTJ)
Recording $40 hr, and Mixing $125 Flat Rate
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Interview with James Morris (OTJ)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had the privilege of mixing one of Mannie Fresh Tracks for my mentor's Dilan Rajan @mixrealdeal.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently producing and engineer for an upcoming mix tapes for several artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sorry don't know anybody
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because digital allow you used hardware plugins that can travel to studio to studio. Analog has a sound timbre that is not match by digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to treat the project as professional as possible no matter what.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like helping artist turn the vision into reality.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How many times they should double the vocals and what is mastering. My answer mastering is the last step toward finishing an album and maintains a constant volume threw out the album so that fans don't need to adjust the volume for each song. Double vocals depends on the type of tone of the vocals rap/hip hop i would double the chorus but not the lead and Rnb I would double for harmonies Lead, 2 doubles, 1 high double, and 1 low double.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is a one fix all problem.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are their basic work flow, and song structure.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be Professional and Come ready to work
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Head Phones, Mac, A interface, Power Supply, and a Monitor.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A Mix of Dirty South, West Coast, East Coast, and Mid West
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar one of the greatest rappers of my generations.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rap/Hip Hop, and RnB
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I Been engineering for 3 years in the Industry.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always use grid mode. Stay in Yellow.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drum and Beat Mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I bring to a song is Industry sound at a great price.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to stack my hooks and lead vocals depend on you the artist or song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools 11 Waves Mercury Bundle 27-inch: 3.5GHz with Retina 5K display Lynx Aurora 8 UAD Apollo Twin Yamaha HS80 Neumann TLM 102 AKAI MPK 49
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: HardHead, Mixrealdeal, Mannie Fresh, Dj Bruce Wayne23.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording Rap and Rnb Vocals and Mixing Full Tracks.