I am a Australian based producer and songwriter with 20 years experience in production, songwriting and live performance. I've produced and released music that has had national and international radio play. I provide straight forward, cost-effective mixes that are radio friendly and ready for mastering. I provide mastering as well for a small fee.
I am a published songwriter and producer with years of experience in production, arrangement and songwriting.
My gear includes an SSL Six, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 interface and a collections of SSL Native, Waves, Mastering the mix and other plugins.
If you are after a quality, analogue sound to your mix and an experienced ear for singer songwriters and bands that can add that certain flavour you're missing, get in touch.
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Interview with Youngsmith
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Digital for ease. Analogue for feel.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That is is quick.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1) What are your goals with this piece of material? 2) Where did it come from? How did you go about writing it? 3) What is is about? (This can help some decisions during the mixing process)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear about what you need and what you'd like to hear. We can go from there.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An SSL Six, a rode mic, one electric guitar and a set of headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing and recording my work for years and have recently starting recording bands and other artists. My experience has taken me all the way through the record label, publishing and release and promotion side of the music business with my own work. I've worked on recordings and had them mixed by others and been unhappy (at times). Not everyone can guess what is in your head. So, I learned how to use the tools myself.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid back but dedicated to the task at hand.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record your vocals well with good diction. Nothing lets down a mix more. Everything else can be fixed, but that.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and singer-songwriter. Acoustic and Electric, with drums and bass and a good vocal. I love harmonies and mixing in loops and other elements. Happy to work on just about anything though.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Good ears. Patience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring a good ear and understanding of how to arrange the mix so it feels more like the song you had in your head to begin with.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I receive stems and require the artist to bounce the tracks with as little plugins as possible. A pure, recorded sound at a decent quality is all that is needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have Adam A7X monitoring through an SSL Six, a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 interface and Pro Tools 2020. I bounce everything through the six for the analogue summing mixing features using the G-comp compressor.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Schepps (JayZ, RHCP), Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Springsteen), Magoo (Regurgitator, Transport, Kate Miller-Heidke), Bryce Moorehead (Violent Soho).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording singer-songwriters and bands. Producing and mixing stems through my SSL gear, fixing issues with audio.