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.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with UpCityEntStudio
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
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: 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: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll give you what you want. If not, Its FREE
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Be Creative
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It happens overnight.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you expect from me as your Mix Engineer?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Quality or Quantity.
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 was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been Recording and Mixing for about 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
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: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have fun and be as creative as you can.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and R&B.
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 do you bring to a song?
A: Quality- Clear Popping Vocals
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: 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 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: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and Mixing