What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will not return a project until both of us are 100% happy with it.
What do you like most about your job?
That it doesn't feel like a job. I love getting lost in a new project and being inspired by the creativity that every artist brings to the table. Putting together a great mix that both the artist and I love gives me an adrenaline rush and I love getting to be a part of that creative process.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
The more information I can get from the client about direction and feel of the song up front, and feedback from initial mixes on the back end, the better and faster I can complete the project and make them as happy as possible.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been playing music since I was 10, received a degree in audio engineering, toured with country artists as a live sound engineer, and built a demo recording/mixing and mastering studio.
How would you describe your style?
I like my tracks to be full and punchy while keeping them from getting too overcompressed and losing the dynamics and energy.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on a large variety of styles, but having my roots in the Nashville music scene I have the most experience in country and singer-songwriter
What's your typical work process?
I like to set up a rough mix to start understanding the track, and use reference songs or notes to get the right feel the artist is going for. Once I get close to what I think the artist is looking for I will send them the mix to get some feedback and make any tweaks as needed.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I started my studio in Nashville and designed it to be a demo studio focusing on singer-songwriters wanting to record quality demos to pitch to record labels and publishing companies. Since then I have relocated and primarily use my studio for mixing and mastering.