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Jermaine holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a Certificate in Audio Production and Design along with a Certificate in Avid Training for Pro Tools from Living Arts College. He has trained with some of the best engineers in the industry today such as Jason Richmond who has worked with Regina Belle, The Foreign Exchange, Billy Stewart, Shirley Caesar and many more. Another great engineer Jermaine has trained with is Greg Sartiano who has worked with Warren G, Corey Feldman, Kaya Jones from the Pussycat Dolls and many more. Jermaine also has recorded some of most amazing artist in today’s industry;
- Demetrice Everett who has played for some heavy hitters such as Deitrick Haddon, Lee
Williams, Tye Tribbett, Marcus Cole, Jessica Reedy, Latice Crawford, Mark Hubbard and many more.
- George “Drummerboy” Foreman who is endorsed by Soultone Cymbal Company
- Damian Taylor (Inspirational Music Award Nominee at the NC Underground Music Awards)
- Ricky Jay (Winner for Best Male R&B Vocalist at the Carolina Music Awards (CMA’s)
- PlayaDL (Open up for Pleasure P, Lil Scrappy, Freeway and Open at the NC Underground Awards)
- So Much More (Winner for Shirley Caesar Music Outreach Award)
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Interview with JArtis Sound
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is no specific project I'm especially proud of. I'm proud of all of work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Your project as soon as you hire me.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't anyone on SoundBetter
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog because the vocal is much warmer and natural sounding and wont have to worry about digital clipping when a artist gets loud.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best on the track.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating the sound a artist hear in the head out of the speakers
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? My answer is always how soon do you need it How much will it cost? My answer will be may I ask what is your budget.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is when a client thinks mixing and mastering comes together.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Tell me your vision for the song? How do you want the mix to sound? (Bass Heavy etc.) Do you want the vocals in the mix or top of the mix? Are there any instruments you want to stand out more?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always hire a engineer that is willing to get to know you. The better they know you the better they can mix your record.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, U87, Vintech 573, Distressor and AKG 701
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been music and computers, I've been doing this a little over 12 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I really don't have a certain style, I play everything by ear and go with what sounds best for the artist as well as meet their recommendations.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Deitrick Haddon and Ryan Leslie. Their love and passion for music is on another of level understanding that the average person wouldn't understand.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure your sounds fit the vocal of the artist
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Gospel, HipHop and some Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I start on a song I like to finish it the same day and get a mix back to the client for their review.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is set up for tracking. I'm also using the lynx aurora for their amazing converters.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tony Maserati
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Mixing and Mastering