Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My first single Unconditional Love. Im proud of it because I made everything myself and is the first self produced record I have done.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on a single for a country artist that I am producing mixing and mastering all in house. And 2 singles for a R&B singer/rapper. And I am currently in school for Music Production.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not at the moment.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. I choose digital because in the space I have I can't put analog gear in here. I would like to eventually switch to both analog and digital to get the best of both worlds.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is that you will be 100% satisfied with your record, if not I will go and change everything you don't like to give you the record you want to be released.
What do you like most about your job?
That I am able to work with so many talented artist out there to create something new for the world.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you correct my pitch issues and still sound natural? Yes, I can and I can also help create harmonies for those who can't sing them.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's just drag and drop effects to get a good sounding record.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What kind of sound are you going for? What is the audience you are trying to reach? Are you wanting to go outside the box?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for someone who is going to care about your music as much as you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Acoustic guitar, Cajon, Grand Piano, Ukulele, and acoustic bass.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path is to open my own label for artist to truly be able to create their music and not just what is popular on the radio. I've been doing this for about 7 years.
How would you describe your style?
Pop-ish with a side soul
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Tori Kelly. I would love to work with her because she is truly an amazing artist who is true to her music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Be creative. Don't be scared to try something new.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Country, R&B and hip-hop/rap
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill would be my musicianship.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring energy and a sound that is unique. I bring that real raw emotion the artist is trying to capture in their record.
What's your typical work process?
I like to start by finding out what the artist wants in the track, then I'll start mixing on the hook/chorus first to give my self a place I can come back to. Then I start on the verses. mix the song and sleep on that mix and listen to it on several different sound systems, then I come back the next day to tweak my mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Imac and macbook pro. I use Melodyne, Wavestune, Several Waves plugins, Komplete 11, Sterling st69 tube mic running through a Apogee Quartet with JBL LSR 308 monitors.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Ed Sheeran, Tori Kelly, Steve Akoi, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common would be recording/Mixing and mastering.