"Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Songwriter and a visionary Producer"
I offer all audio services ranging from song arrangement, editing, mixing, and mastering. I also provide audio post-production services for films and music videos! Everything audio, I can do!
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Interview with 🎤🎧 Mixed By: "YDxx" 🎹🎼
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One project I'm very proud of is the song called "Widow" by Triviul. It was my fastest mix and it sounds great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCtn9PnJtNU
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a rap song called "How You Steppin'" by BMI.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I Haven't connected with or know anybody that uses SoundBetter.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital and thats because technology is growing so much nowadays. UAD already has emulations of real analog equipment, and although analog gear definitely sounds better, UAD proved that it plugins aren't very off, plus great analog gear costs A LOT, now if I had it made, then analog all day!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can PROMISE my clients that I will give them my all and meet all their needs with satisfaction.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing great new music to work on
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: they usually ask, "Are you any good?", I try not to sound too cocky so I just reply with, "No, I'm just great."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mixing a song doesn't consist of editing and tuning, not that I have a problem with it, but it does take more time for the mix to be finished.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'd like to get to know my clients motives and goals, that way I can help them achieve whatever their looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to look for an engineer who's passionate at what they do, don't settle for less.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, My speakers, My Apollo, My Microphone, and My Kaotica Eyeball
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a song-writer at a very young age, then after taking a music production class in 10th grade, I become interested in becoming an audio engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Futuristic but yet Classical, As a 94' millennial, I take the best from both worlds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Marz would probably be the artist of today that I would love to work with, mainly because of all the things I could learn from him but also he's one of the most successful artists of today with a style thats potentially legendary.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One tip I would love to share is that performance is everything! If you finish recording a song with a great performance, then theres not much mixing to do... My quickest mix project was only 2-3 hours long, and thats because I received great recordings all around, from the vocals to the instruments. "Great recordings = Great songs that don't need much mixing."
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B/Soul, but Not at all limited to just those. I've worked on Reggae, Rock, Latin, and Alternative Pop to name a few.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would be my determination to satisfy.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring authenticity to the creative table. I'm big on feeling emotions of songs so whatever the song wants me to feel, then its my duty to produce the best, most believable mix that could possibly be made.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually when I get a project to work on, I listen to everything first, then I organize everything in my DAW the way I like it, clean up any audio that needs it, this process usually includes timing, tuning, and taking away stuff that would probably interfere in the mixing stage. After the editing phase is over, thats when I start mixing. I'm more logical on the editing side, that way I can be more creative on the mixing side. After the mix is approved, I'll then go on to mastering the track appropriately for the genre.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use UAD Apollo II with a pair of Yamaha's HS5 Speakers. A Mac Pro laptop with Pro Tools as my primary DAW but I also have Logic Pro that I use for drum replacements and adding sounds if needed. For editing and mastering purposes, I use RX6 Advanced and also Ozone 8 Advanced. I try to have all the sought out plugins that are essential, but most importantly, I have my ears.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite professionals that inspired me would be Tupac, Bob Dylan, Akon, Bob Marley, Micheal Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne, Lil Boosie, and many more...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I offer all audio services ranging from song arrangement, editing, mixing, and mastering. I also provide audio post-production services for films and music videos! Everything audio, I can do!