Assistant Engineered for Def Jam artists in Los Angeles! I Branched off and started my own Indie record label and production house. My team consists of artists and songwriters of many popular genres!
-Original Music Production
-Recording, Mixing, Mastering
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Interview with Silver Screens
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is no specific project i can think of. I have spent most my career helping people realize their dream of making music and all i can provide is my expertise to lock in that feeling.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Releasing music with some artists im working with. Mostly HipHop and one bilingual latin artist
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not Yet but im sure I will meet someone.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Because Saturation and Harmonics.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That notes are welcome and I there are no bad questions
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That my passion is my profession
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like _________(Popular Artist)? I say if thats what you wnat then yes, but if they are open to it ill suggest finding their own sound.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals in music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always look for an Artist because they will understand your needs and not just your money.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Maschine. u87. Big Knob. Computer. Keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In 1999, I started Djing family parties and weddings. In 2008 i Went to a Music Production and Engineering school in the San Francisco Bay Area. I moved to LA in 2012 to work at Def Jam. Branched off from there and Started my own independent level in 2017.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groove influenced and cinematic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Timberlake. To even be considered to work in the room with him means that all my hard work and persistence had paid off. The production and mixing in his latest music have been so complex. I strive for my sound to catch the ear as good as the Tennessee Kid.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't rush the process. Anything worth happening never happened overnight.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have been drawn to Hip Hop and RnB but i love all types of music and make it a mission to spread myself out musically.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: At the Moment its being a technical Engineer and Mixing but Producing original tracks is becoming a close competitor.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Aptly Named Silver Screens I'd like to think I bring a cinematic feeling to music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Produce Music - Record Vocals - Mixing Process - Mastering Process - Promotion and Distribution
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from home. I have a Maschine Studio Controller and an Axiom Keyboard that I use to produce music. I have a TLM 103 Microphone to record vocals and instruments if needed and a computer on technological steroids I am very proud to have gotten built for me.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im inspired by No ID. Def Jam producer I worked for when i first moved to LA. Proved that hard work and persistence are key to success.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Original Music production, Recording, Mixing and Mastering.