Cloud 9 Audio

Mixing & Mastering

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Interview with Cloud 9 Audio

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Mixing, mastering, music production, arrangement, composition, sound design.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Steve Duda, Marcus Miller, Jimi Hendrix, J Cole, hundreds more, just ask.

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: 1. Talk with the client to establish wishes and expectations. 2. Work and revise with client's approval. 3. Deliver a finished product. Please see for more information.

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: 20 years music experience, an incredible ear for aesthetics.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Taste.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Please see genres at top of page.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Mix in mono as much as possible. Use reference tracks to the fullest extent.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Lettuce - I love the funk.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Tasteful, thoughtful, procedural.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: Started double bass at 10 years old. Honors orchestra, North Carolina School of the Arts (now UNCSA), Governor's school, and a whole of self teaching went a long way for me. Mixing and Mastering for about 5 years.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: MacBook Pro AKAI MPK Mini mk2 Ableton Push 2 Extra Monitor Shure SRH440 Headphones

  23. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  24. A: Take your time and make the right decision.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: What are you looking to get out of mixing and mastering your music? What do you expect it to sound like? How do you prefer to communicate? Do you prefer a discounts or value added approach?

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: It seems faster than it really is.

  29. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  30. A: Do you offer discounts? Inquire for details. Do you do free samples? Inquire for details. Can I get another free sample? No.

  31. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  32. A: Music, technique, education.

  33. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  34. A: That I will mix and master their music.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Digital only. It's 2017 and this is a painfully obvious answer. 5 years ago I would have been on the fence but there is no question now.

  37. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  38. A: I just got here, gimme a sec.

  39. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  40. A: Filling out my soundbetter profile.

  41. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  42. A: OKC 76 on reddit's makinghiphop forum. Song sounds awesome. I did everything except choose the samples.

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