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The Perfect Mix
The perfect mix is one that inspires and resonates with the artist.
If you are looking for mixing, mastering, composing, ghost writing or production for your next project, I will be happy to work with you.
My process begins with getting the best understanding of your vision for your project. Once agreed upon, I work to deliver a high quality mix using top-notch equipment within 48 hours.
I have 8 years experience in music production and mixing. I have worked primarily with urban genres and bring a high level of professionalism and attention to detail to every project.
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Interview with Allan Kimani
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently doing production for an African rapper.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital has a few more ups. Recall is instant and everything sounds the same. I'll always be nostalgic about analog though.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Attention to detail. Quick response to queries.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making something that sounds okay sound like golden unicorn. That and satisfied clients.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. UAD Octo Ultimate 2. Mac Pro 3. Focal Solo Be 6 4. 1176 (any iteration) 5. A fan. Deserts are kinda hot.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been doing this for about 9 years so now and loving it. Best job in the world.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop and shine.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion. He's passion is infectious. And his production...insane.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly hiphop, afrobeat, pop, dancehall, mostly urban.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I listen. Both to the client and to the music. The song will often tell you what it needs. At least it tells me.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A keen ear and detailed notes from the artist.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It varies with mixing and mastering. It usually starts with a chat with the artist or producer to get an understanding of their vision. Once they send over the files, I'll spend sometime listening to the music and the references as I take notes. Then I'll dive in, work for a bit until I get the song to a point where I'm confident about it. I'll then listen to the references again to see if I can borrow anything and if I am on track. I'll do some small tweaks then send it over to the artist for review.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a powerful and effective ITB setup. I have a Mac Pro tower, Pro Tools HD12 with the Avid HD I/O, UAD's Octo Ultimate Bundle, Waves Mercury and a host of other plugins. I mix on a C24 and Focal Solo Be 6 monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Plenty of inspiration in our field. When it comes to mixing, Manny Marroquin, Phil Tan, Dave Pensado, the list is pretty long. I like to learn from everyone I can.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It's mostly mixing and mastering. Every once in a while I do get some post-production work.