Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I will be the recording/mix engineer for a project by a Grammy nominated producer in late July. We will be recording songs for the Dallas Baptist University College of Fine Arts program.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on an EDM track for an international artist. I am co-producing the track, tracking vocals, mixing & mastering.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Malex and Tycer.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because it is cost effective and can be adapted to a mobile setup easier. I have worked with Analog gear however so just because I am Digital does not mean I do not know how to use Analog.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Quality final product.
What do you like most about your job?
The ability to create a painting with sound whether it be as a Producer or as an Engineer.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
They often just ask me how much I charge, and I tell them.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Too many people mistake Beat Makers for Producers, and because you produce you are automatically an Engineer.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is their goal for the end product.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
The understanding that to have a quality sound you need to hire an Audio Engineer for the mix and mastering process.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop with all my plugins on it, ilok, headphones, interface, and midi keyboard.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I was a Computer Science Major and College Football Player, decided I loved music production and engineering more. I have been producing 7 years and paid for engineering for 3 years
How would you describe your style?
I am versatile.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Madeon, he is my favorite EDM Artist
Can you share one music production tip?
Label your stems please!!!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly electronic, but I have also worked with Alternative Rock, Classical and Choral.
What's your strongest skill?
My ears when critically listening during mixing or mastering process
What do you bring to a song?
Music Theory, Critical Listening Skills, A natural ear for different styles of music
What's your typical work process?
Production I start with the melodic instruments, when mixing I start with the Drums.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Slate VMS, Mac Pro, Pro Tools 12, M-Audio M-Track, Slate Raven MTi 2, Behringer Truth B1030 Monitors and K10 Sub, MPC Renaissance, Fender Jazz and Traben Array Limited Basses. Waves Gold, Slate Digital plugins, Komplete 11 Ultimate.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mousequake, J Rhodes, JD Aguilar
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Tracking, Producing, Mixing, Mastering, Vocal & Song arrangements.