Hungry and Ready
I'm Andrew Christian who is a recent graduate from The Recording Connection for audio engineering in Los Angeles,CA. I fell in love with the process of making music as a teenager and am now in the position to engineer as a professional. My goal is to achieve the clearest and best sound possible.
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Interview with Andrew Christian
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you understand what a mix engineer does so there is no confusion on any end.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I wouldn't have anything to plug my gear into.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I've done tracking while studying in the past but what I mainly do now is song mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: A lot of producers and artist that came out around 2008-2012 on the internet really inspired me a lot to get into learning how music was made because I always enjoyed the process of making music. My biggest inspiration would have to be the hip hop duo The Cool Kids.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I have a home set up with Pro Tools version 12, 2 Yamaha HS 5 Speakers with a Komplete Audio 6 interface
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I give the song a listen as a whole just to see where the song is. Once I've listened to it I'll then us markers to breakdown the song before organizing and color coding all of my stems. Once everything is organized I then listen to the song again and proceed to mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring volume and body to the song while keeping what the artist wanted in mind. I also try to implement things into songs that I've heard elsewhere that might help bring the current song I'm mixing to life.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my patience and willingness to put in the hours to be the best I can possibly be. Nothing comes overnight.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm a huge hip hop fan but when it comes to mixing I have no genre preference. If you're looking to get something done I'm here to work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't try to rush your creative process.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'm not sure to be honest, I'm just ready for whatever comes my way.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean is crisp is how I would describe my style. I make sure everything has its proper place.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask what got them into making music. It takes a lot for a person to create something so I like to ask them how it came about.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When I tell people I'm a mixing engineer they always ask if that means I make beats.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers always ask if I like mixing music and I always tell them I do. I don't wan to do anything else but this.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that this doesn't feel like work to me because I love doing it so much.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll get you the best sound possible in no time at all.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because everything is easier to manipulate.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet I'm new here.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just a few samples I was getting ready to use for this site.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project that me and a friend worked on back when we were teenagers in 2010. We never released it but that was my first experience making music and looking back on that was a deciding factor in pursuing this as a professional.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Before I decided to get into audio engineering I had 2 retail jobs that I couldn't stand. Instead of buying a new car for my birthday I decided to save up my money and put it to better use.I found a program for audio engineering and felt I found my place and never looked back. I've been engineering since August 2017.