Hi, everyone I'm Jonas Nation but you can call me duck. I'm a recording/ mixing engineer who also dabs in mastering. I have had the privilege to learn from engineers who are professionals at what they do and I am more than capable to assist you in what ever your audio needs are. 6 years of mixing under my belt and 6 years of beat making.
Mixing Engineer and I am Pro Tools Certified. I have experience working with analog and digital consoles, patch bays as well. I understand the importance of mic selection and can implement my knowledge with using different micing techniques to achieve a better sound when recording.
When I approach a mix I first try and talk with the artist to get an understanding of the song from the artist point of view. What kind of groove does it have, how many elements does the song contain and which of those elements will help guide the listener to connect emotionally with the song. I find out the direction of the song, what key the song is in and if the artist have any reference track to help guide me in the mixing process.
When I return a session I include the final mix, an instrumental version and a vocal only version of the song and did I mention it's free! In effort to build my clientele all mixes will be free!!!
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Interview with Jonas Nation
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will never meet your expectations, I will always go above and beyond the expected.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing new music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have a good idea of what you want because their have been moments when I mix a song based off of my creativity because the client couldn't inform me on how felt it should sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: At the moment I've been doing rock but I also work on rap, r&b, pop country music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is that I listen totally without prejudice. When I'm done with a mix and the client hears it for the first time then you hear the words " Well Done" it's an awesome feeling.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring life to a song. I know that might sound funny but I really try to create what and how we hear in real life into a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I wasn't the engineer for the session, I tend to do some critical listening to familiarize myself with the song and to zone in on the energy of the project. Once I understand the emotional drive of the song I start on the music first then vocal last.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a lot of things for my clients. I fix timing issues, tune vocals but I have been doing a lot of instrument comping lately. Piecing together different takes to get the best performance.