What are you working on at the moment?
a lot of R&B
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
digital, its quicker and allows fpr a faster turn around time.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
a nice clean mix with a fat sound.
What do you like most about your job?
i get to be creative and work with music and sound on a daily basis.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
they usualy ask who i have worked with, i usually just give them my website link to my client roster.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
that it is simple and easy due to technology
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
1. whats the vibe of the song
2. whats your budget
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do your best to have everything as organized as possible, the more organizaing it take for us in the session the longer the turn around time for your mix.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1. Computer and cables
2. Audio Interface UA Apollo twin and cables
3. AKg 414 and mic cable
4. Studio Monitors and cables
5. Neve 1073 Mic pre amp.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started off as a musician in a band, playing saxophone. id write songs for my band and inturn wanted to learn about audio production so i could capture the idea. as i evolvled from musician to band director, i slowly grew fond of the idea of helping others bring to life other peoples ideas through song. I have now been producing and mixing music for over 15 years.
How would you describe your style?
Clean, Laid back, fun, and efficient style that makes your music bump.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
very good question, honestly i have no idea who right now.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never restric yourself to creating in just one platform, there are many different ways to create music. find the one that works best for you.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on a variety of music, but mostly commonly have pumped out Pop and R&B like a factory.
What's your strongest skill?
I Love mixing vocals.
What do you bring to a song?
Clearity, charater and creatvity, i like to bring the best possible perfromance out of the song.
What's your typical work process?
this would depend on the track or project i am working on.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use Pro tools for anything audio recording and mixing related, then if i am creating music i usually use Logic X or Ableton Live. I have multiple studios that i work out of that range from either a Pro tools HD system to a Pro tools Native system. Currently the two studio i bounce back and forth form have the following.
Mac Pro and 27" IMAC Used with the follwing
Pro tools 12HD w/Apollo Twin and Appollo 8
Pro tools 10HD w96 I/0
Avid S3 Control Surface
Adam 8AX pair
Mackie HR824 Pair
KRK Rokit 5 Pair
Neve 1073 pre
API 512C Pre
UA 4-710D Pre
emprical labs Distessor
Waves V9 Mercury
AKG 414: XLS (Godl Face) and Vintage silver (Austria made)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am really inspired by many differnt kinds of creative.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do a lot of Mixing and Music Producing.