Engineer, Session Musician
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Interview with WhoisTimothy.com
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently made a 10 track Album by myself so everything on the album is me from the writing to music to mixing to mastering 100%. Here's a link https://whoistimothy.bandcamp.com/album/not-tim-never-timmy
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Gospel album, 3 singles, and my normal weekly music jobs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Michael FinallyHappy Harvey
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Honor the past while envisioning the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to have a quality product to them by or before their deadline.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The diversity of my clients and the chance to exceed. my best work each time I do something new.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What projects have you worked on? I point them to whoistimothy.com
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that I only do 1 thing. When someone hires me to play keys I show up and play keys without mentioning that I play guitar too.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The first and most important question I have is "What is your deadline?". A project will never be done until you put a deadline on it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Study their recent past work. Ask for a sample of something similar to what you're working on.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic Guitar, Laptop (assuming there's power), Midi controller, Headphones, and a Microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in Church and have been growing for the last 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Truly diverse. Because of being biracial and bicultural I feel like I have extra access to genres. That and the fact that I play multiple instruments.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Mars. I feel similar to Bruno in a lot of ways, mostly because I play multiple instruments and sing along with writing songs and producing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Parallel-compression is a great tool that will bring any lead vox or instrument to the front of the mix without it being over powering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban, Gospel, Pop, R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finishing. I say that because I get a lot of work from clients that have had trouble finishing a song or project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: To be honest, as much as you want me to bring. Since I play/mix/arrange/produce/write there are a lot of things I can do, but I usually listen for what the client wants from me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the project. the first thing I do with any client is meet and discuss what's expected and what's desired for the project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Mac Pro as my main machine and a macbook pro for any mobile recordings. My interfaces are the PreSonus Firestudio and X32 The DAWS I use are Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, and Reason. I have a wide collections of mics, guitars, and keyboards,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I draw inspiration from all the greats found on the internet. I draw my musician inspiration from the local STL musician scene.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: All you want to know about me and my services can be found at whoistimothy.com I'm hired as a musician, producer, singer, songwriter, engineer, and arranger.