I produce, mix and master EDM for all of my tracks and many other producers. I've had music featured on Pretty Light's XM Radio show. I've had the awesome opportunity to share the stage with some big names like Odesza Griz and Cherub to name a few. Check out soundcloud.com/plaidhawaii or any music streaming service to get a feel for what I do.
I specialize in mastering EDM (melodic house and future bass are my favorites) The loudness wars make it necessary to get any EDM track loud enough to compete with other commercial tracks. I can get your track there with an emphasis on clarity and not loosing the dynamic range I'm sure you worked hard to achieve. I went to an audio engineering school with an emphasis on electronic music and studied under two nationally touring producers Hyperbits and Scyence. With my project Plaid Hawaii I've also been lucky enough to travel around the country djing as well!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Jason (Plaid Hawaii)
Jason is really amazing at what he does. He is very quick to reply and will work with you tirelessly until you get the sound you are looking for. He is not only an amazing sound engineer and DJ but also a great guy to work with. Highly recommend his services and will definitely be working with him again in the future. 10/10
Jason was the consummate professional. From turnaround rate to quality of his mix and master, the process ran very smoothly. He was very responsive, and is a multi-talented mix/mastering engineer, with a custom job done for every client. (At least me.)
After several revisions, we were able to achieve something I was very happy with. Jason, you have won a customer for life!
Jason will work closely with you to get the sound you want, has a great understanding of production, and his services are affordable and a great value. Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Jason. Not only is he an amazing person to work with, his skills are on point. His knowledge and ability to guide you in the right direction is amazing. I've had Jason mix and master a lot of my tracks and I've never been disappointed. His attention to detail is what kept me coming back.
Interview with Jason (Plaid Hawaii)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their mixing experience is like. Very often they just want a master but a lot of their problems are in their mix, and mastering it will only make them more apparent. Many mastering jobs turn into a mix and master because of this.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When mastering my process is saturation, reductive EQ, multi-stage compression, additive EQ, exciter, stereo imaging, and limiting in that order.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Beefed up Imac, Yamaha HS8 monitors, Apollo Twin 2 interface, UAD software, Waves Complete, Fab Filter Pro Bundle, Izotope Bundle, Sound Toys Bundle, Ableton Live
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Gryffin, Nora En Pure, Odesza, Said The Sky, Dabin, Sons Of Maria
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Power and clarity. A lot of producers I work with have great arrangement and sound choice, but it's lacking the oomph that other songs they like have.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making a good song commercial ready.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types of EDM with a specialty in melodic house and future bass.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always have a reason for anything you do to affect a sound. IE don't use a compressor because a youtube video told you to. Only use it if the sound needs to be compressed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Gryffin. His production and writing style is very similar to mine and I'd love to pick his brain.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a musician for 17 years now playing in multiple bands and electronic acts. Specifically I've been producing and mastering for the past 7 years and that is my full time job.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Yahmaha HS8's, Apollo Twin 2, My Fender Stratocaster, and a decent condenser mic.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure to reference a song you strive to sound like side by side with the demo of the person you want to hire to make sure it will be what you're looking for.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can use one all around mastering plugin like Ozone to achieve a truly professional sounding master.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What plugins I'm using to get such a clean loud master.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That It's something I can continue to learn and get better at exponentially.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll continue to work with them until they have a piece they're truly satisfied with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital. I travel a lot and having all of my mastering equipment in my laptop on the go is amazing. Also the digital models of analog equipment are so good now that it's very hard to tell a difference. Plus EDM is mostly digital so most of the artists my clients strive to sound like are also using digital.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have not personally worked with anyone on here yet. Looking into vocalists to work with.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new EP that has a different vocalist on every track that I will produce and master.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I got an awesome opportunity to remix the song Savage by Flux Pavilion, Wheathan and MAX. I love all three artists and the track so it was pretty humbling.