Hybrid music producer/mixer/music business individual looking to help you with your hit song.
Music Producer and A&R. Works at Sony Music Entertainment for RCA Records and Arista Records. Previously worked for Multi-Platinum Producer, John Feldmann.
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Interview with John Patrick Roberts
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work with independent artists that like to record their own music. I am the responsible next step in that process. Since I have extensive experience making records on a commercial level, I'm able to guide and elevate those "bedroom recordings" sonically to be able to compete with today's top artists.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: South facing/Sunlit Manhattan home studio with a collection of analog gear and an overdub/vocal booth.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating energy and emotion in a recording is my strongest skill.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Gain-staging is the most important thing. Learning VU vs DBFS is my main gripe when working with artists that like to record themselves.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 10-12 years. Started in a band. Had to resort to recording ourselves. Someone
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Grado PS1000's, Macbook Pro, Undertone Audio MPEQ1, C-12, Piano
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that I'm a DJ. Nope.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Delivering the completely transformative Mix to the client. I thrive on creating dynamics, clarity, and explosiveness that isn't possible with unmixed tracks.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will care about your work. The whole reason I got into music production in the first place is that other producers wouldn't really creatively invest in my band. I do not accept jobs for a "paycheck". I have to love what I'm working on.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! The analog chain going into the computer is so incredibly important. The speed and recall-ability of mixing digitally is an absolute necessity for 2019.