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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
OKC 76 on reddit's makinghiphop forum. Song sounds awesome. I did everything except choose the samples.
What are you working on at the moment?
Filling out my soundbetter profile.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I just got here, gimme a sec.
Analog or digital and why?
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.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will mix and master their music.
What do you like most about your job?
Music, technique, education.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Do you offer discounts? Inquire for details. Do you do free samples? Inquire for details. Can I get another free sample? No.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
It seems faster than it really is.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Take your time and make the right decision.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
MacBook Pro AKAI MPK Mini mk2 Ableton Push 2 Extra Monitor Shure SRH440 Headphones
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Tasteful, thoughtful, procedural.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Lettuce - I love the funk.
Can you share one music production tip?
Mix in mono as much as possible. Use reference tracks to the fullest extent.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Please see genres at top of page.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
20 years music experience, an incredible ear for aesthetics.
What's your typical work process?
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 http://www.cloud9audio.com for more information.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Steve Duda, Marcus Miller, Jimi Hendrix, J Cole, hundreds more, just ask.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing, mastering, music production, arrangement, composition, sound design.