Producer, Session Guitarist
I specialize in recording, producing and writing music for clients I also help clientele reach more of a market for their music by helping with advertising and marketing strategies. I also have done Post Production in New York City for various movies and video games.
I am an Audio Engineer with 8 years of experience in the field. I mainly work with Bands and Artists alike writing/recording/mixing/mastering. I work out of Westfall Recording Co. Located in New York. We are a one stop shop for any band or artist looking to further their professional careers. I have put out many albums on major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google and Pandora. I specialize in any rock/metal genre but I also have done many pop, jazz and blues recordings and mixes. I also have experience working with Post Production. I have worked on big budget sound design and ADR.
I am also a classically and jazz trained guitarist that has studied classical theory and counterpoint harmonies. I have written music in all genres from pop,rock,metal, blues and jazz. I also play trombone,bass and piano.
Any new client of mine gets 1 free song mixed and mastered on a project of 2 or more songs.
I also do test mixes (for free) to see if you would be happy with the direction and quality of the mix.
After the project is in its final stages. All clients get 4 mix revisions. This includes anything specialized. I do volume adjustments for free regardless of revisions.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Billy Pfister
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on some great records. The best for me so far was Iscariot "Blood Doctrines" I tried to make this record sound huge without taking away the integrity of the natural tones in the mix.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording and Editing tracks for a Client
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, digital is great for convenience but there is nothing like some warm analog saturation to your mix.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Any client I have I make sure they are 100% happy with the work I have done for them.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to work with music and meet interesting people along the way
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you help with marketing and adveritising? I make sure that the project I am working on is being flooded into our social media sites. I also pay to reach out to more potential fans for the band or artist. What are your rates? Rates vary depending on the size and length of the project. They are affordable and I am willing to work out deals with clients for bigger packages for discounts on songs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think its easy to work in the music industry. You have to pay a lot of dues to get yourself where you want. But wit hard work and dedication you can make it happen.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Common Questions How many songs are you looking to record? What it is you are looking for in your production? Have you been practicing? Can your drummer play to a click?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure when you're shopping for an engineer that you stick with your gut and ask as many questions as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Kiesel DC700 Kush Audios FATSO Neve 511 Portico 500 series
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I always have been interested in audio. I have been recording bands since I was 15 years old. This is my 8th year working with audio and production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A natural warm modern recording that punches and sounds monstrous
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Between the Buried and me
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never over compressed
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock Metal Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My passion for music and audio is what drives me to never stop working and give any client old or new the best possible product
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring my knowledge of song structure, composition and unique ideas to the table.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Pre Production Recording Editing Reamping Mixing Mastering
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools 10HD with lots of analog gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Guthrie Govan Tosin Abasi Eyal Levi Will Putney
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mostly Recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering. I also do long pre production sessions to make sure the song is arranged well before final recording.