What do you bring to a song?
Dynamic Range and the warmth of Analog, Tubes and Tape sound!
What's your typical work process?
It always depends on what my clients want!!! If they want a mix, I'll do it under my conditions: if the recording session is edited or not, if not I'll ask if they want to do it or if they leave it to my team (it's a small cost) then, I'll ask if it needs advanced editing, like pitch editing, playlist comping, elastic audio etc. If not, I start the mix by checking the phase problems, then I clean the tracks with tools such as a gate, strip silence, a cleaning EQ. Then I start the dynamic audio treatment, the compressors, exciters, transient enhancer, limiters if needed, tape machines, boosting EQ. After all this treatment, it will already sound amazing but I like to add bus compression for every group of instruments, it adds power! At this point, I will do a quick fader mix and ask my client about the the temporal effects they would like (reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, phaser) so I an add it and begin the utomation and panning process.
Tell us about your studio setup.
First things first, my computer...very stable war machine, I have DAW's such as Cubase, Nuendo, Logic and Protools. For beatmaking I have the good old FL Studio, Reason, Acid Pro and Ableton. My microphones consist of a Shure SM58 and an AKG C2000b. My audio interface (external souundcard) is a Saffire Liquid56 with 8 ins 8 outs analog and 8 ins 8 outs digital. My speakers are JBL Professionals (sweet little boost in the bass section) My Audio console is an Allen & Heath in line 32 ins 32 outs vintage analog . The rest is 2 electric keyboards, 2 keyboard controlleers, a fader controller and an analog synthesizer.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My very first teacher and mentor, Giovanni Zappala and every teacher, instructor or students I met at Recording Arts of Canada.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Beatmaking, Track editing, Recording (close people only), Mixing and Mastering