I'm a freelance Engineer with 7+ years of experience. I specialize in high quality audio sound for HIP-HOP/R&B music. I have produced/recorded & mixed for artist like "HUSSEIN FATAL" of The Outlaws. 2Pac's late Artist. Also, tons of local acts threw out New Jersey/ New York such as ArsonalDaRebel, Loaded Lux, & Serious Jones.
Every song/project is unique and requires a unique approach. Thats why my model is "Quality over Quantity".
Recording, Mixing, & Voice Overs is what you need done and thats what Im here for.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with UpCityEntStudio
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and Mixing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im inspired by Great Producers like Timberland, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Zaytoven,And a few Dope Local prodcer I personally know. One of my Favorite Audio Engineers is "Graham Cochrane" of RecordingRevolution.com. He is very insightful with knowledge in this field.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Home studio setup is ran off of ProTools 10. I also use top of the line "Wave" plugins for my mixing sessions.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My Typical work Process goes ass follow: 1. Listen to the Artist Song 2. Get the Artist Input on what do they expect from me as the Mix Engineer. 3. Give my input on what I hear and, what I would like to bring to the Mix. 4. GIVE THE ARTIST WHAT THEY ASK FOR
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Quality- Clear Popping Vocals
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beside listening to the artist needs, I think my Creativity is one of my strongest skills when is comes to mixing a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and R&B.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have fun and be as creative as you can.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Past: 2Pac- I believe everything he wrote was written from the heart. Current: J.Cole- I think my Beat style fits him and he's a dope MC
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been Recording and Mixing for about 10 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Mac Laptop w/ ProTools 2. Good Headphones 3. Avalon 737 Mic Pre 4. Decent Mic 5. Snacks.. lol
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Quality or Quantity.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you expect from me as your Mix Engineer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It happens overnight.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Be Creative
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll give you what you want. If not, Its FREE
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mix of Both. Analog just gives you this wonderful sound but Digital allows you to be update with a lot of new dope technology.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Hopefully I'll get to know some good people on here.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing a project for a local Newark, NJ Hip Hop artist who goes by the name K.Gram