Hi I am a recording and mix engineer from Chicago. I has a deep love & passion for audio engineering, music and being around creatives. I received my B.S in Audio Production at the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago. I truly enjoy helping artist and creatives create their music and craft the sound they are looking for.
I've worked with over 50 artist throughout my time as an engineer. I specialize in recording/mixing/vocal tuning & mastering artist and/or bands. I mainly work with hip-hop r&b artist but i also have done work with other genres.
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Interview with Mixedbynickj
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed a couple songs for an ep of an up and coming artist from Houston. I mixed and mastered it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, Analog has its depth and warmth and vintage sound, digital give you at time unlimited possibilities
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That i will work as hard as i can on every song, and try to provide you with the best mix possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it and that it doesn't require skill or talent.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you need your song done, what request do you have.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Send references on what you might want your sound to resemble. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want in a song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Yamaha speaker, sub, mac, hard drive, apollo
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative and clear
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kid Cudi, I think his sound is unique and he has unlimited possibilities to his sound
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have fun, and use your ears
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop- r&b, trap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My personality and work ethic
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I work with detail and and creativity. I try to bring something new and refreshing to the song as well as clarity and precision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac, Apollo Twin Duo, Yamaha Hs7, Presonus Sub, Avatone Mixcubes, Waves, UAD, McDSP, Slate, Sonnox, SLL Native, FabFilter, Lexicon, Valhalla DSP, Soundtoys, Sonarworks. I mix from either a professional studio setup or from acoustically treated home studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kendrick Lamar, Mixedbyali, Travis Scott, Drake, Mike Dean, Noah 40 Shebib, Young Guru, Jay-z, Alex Tumay,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record, mix and master music for clients so that they can distribute their music on multiple platforms.