Unashamedly different. Driven by design.
Audio mixing, music production, sound for film and session conversion.
Vintage synthesizer and sampler restoration fanatic.
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Interview with Myles Cameron-Smith
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm quite proud of the audio post-production work I delivered for some independent films, but the projects never saw the light of day.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A beat-tape that I will be releasing for free in coming months.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Why not both! Analog has magical qualities that at times can't be explained, and the digital realm allows me to be more productive.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We are only here temporarily, so I feel I am spending my time on something that is worthwhile.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: To be frank I've never had that problem, yet.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What drives you? Is this supposed to be fun or are you madly trying to save the recording industry?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest with your expectations.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: All I need is a MacBook Pro running Ableton Live, an audio interface, headphones and an SM57 mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been an IT professional for over 20 years but started taking my audio interests seriously in the last 8 years. My biggest passion has always been music, but life is one big jigsaw puzzle.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Frantic and exciting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let the piece of work draw you in the direction it wants to take you. Don't fight against it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It's hard to sum up in words, so for now I will just say anything from ambient to hip-hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to work with whatever equipment is available. Having a mindset of "less is more".
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Years of analytical listening and knowing when enough is enough.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start by studying any previous works so I know where you are in your musical journey.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: There's too much stuff to list, so I'll just say a nice sounding room that smells like dusty vinyl and electronics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Trent Reznor, Rick Rubin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio mixing, music production, sound for film and session conversion.