What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Been around people making music since high school, then played the piano (self taught). I wanted to know everything about music production so I went to SAE Institute (electronic music producer).
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I don't know anyone on SoundBetter yet.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I will when it will be out, very soon.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing and mastering a rap album
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
If I went to school to learn my craft. I say yes, I did go to school but you learn everyday.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is easy.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Making sure your song is really done.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My laptop and my Ilouds.
How would you describe your style?
Clean but some grit at the same time.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Joey Badass, Gorillaz, M83.. because I like the sound design of their music.
Analog or digital and why?
Both, because for me it's the best of both worlds. Analog for its uniqueness and digital for an ultra precision.
What do you like most about your job?
Being able to work on a unique project.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your vision for this song? where you plan to play it? What do you listen these days?
Can you share one music production tip?
Listening in mono very often, make EQ adjustments in solo rarely.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip-Hop, urban music, alternative music, electro
What's your typical work process?
Cleaning sessions, arranging a song before anything else.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Basically the studio have 2 setup: one for the production (all instruments are routed to an MPC 4000 sequencer) and the other setup is for mixing (Pro tools 12 outputs are routed to the analog mix console)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dr. Luke, Mark Ronson, MIA
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording instruments (keyboards, drums, percussion, sax..), recording vocals, session cleaning, session editing, mixing and mastering.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A dynamic and liveness mix
What's your strongest skill?
I'dedicated to make a song reach its full potential.
What do you bring to a song?
An accurate balance of all the elements in a song, texture, definition and a 3D feeling.