I'll make you sound like a God. LA-based producer/songwriter known for hard-hitting beats, exciting vocal production, and unforgettable hooks. I have hundreds of credits in hip-hop and pop music, and many more to come in 2018.
What I offer:
- Vocal Recording
- Vocal Production/Mixing
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Interview with HUSH
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A year and a half ago, my very first original single with my best friend from college went viral on Facebook and we gained thousands of new fans from just one music video. It's called "Broke" by B3N
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have about 25 songs I'm currently working on that will go out before summer 2018
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Ollie Joseph for male rappers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's more versatile and has always gotten me exactly where I want in a mix.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction guarantee. My job isn't done until my clients are in love with their final masters.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It doesn't feel like a job.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you work with me from out of state? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: the biggest misconception is that anyone can just pick up producing music and turn around 2 weeks later with a "hit."
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound are you going for? What is your budget? What is your marketing plan?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Study the music thats popular right now and think about what will be popular 3 months from now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X, my AKD Vienna, HS10's, Apollo Twin interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path since college has been geared towards working with my favorite artists in Hip Hop and Pop. I've been doing this professionally for 4 years, started almost 8 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Vocal-centric, punchy & vibey. I can be as mild or obnoxious as you want when it comes to beats and mixing though, I work for you.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer because he's been my favorite artist since I was like 15 and I think I could 180 his music and make him current again.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Distort your 808's on purpose, not by accident.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop and Pop. Favorite styles include Post Malone, Blackbear, SZA, Selena Gomez, Migos, the Chainsmokers, and G-Eazy
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making anything and everything sound good (via solid recordings, tasteful mixing, and mastering that makes each song "radio ready").
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Throughout the entire process, artists will see my many inspirations at work. From new school artists like Travis Scott, blackbear, and Lauv to old school cats like Eminem, R. Kelly, and old pop punk bands, I'm constantly pulling from as many of my favorite artists as I can to give a song the life and energy it needs to succeed in today's marketplace.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process varies case by case, but I think it's important to understand where the artist's mind is at with each song, and to do my best to bring out the best of them in each song. I start out with a pre-production meeting to go over the song, structure, message, etc. Then, we start building the beat/instrumental - which could take anywhere from 20 minutes to a whole day depending on the project. Then comes my favorite part - vocals. I push my artists to get the best out of them in the booth and to leave everything on the table. Oftentimes, we'll collaborate on lyrics and stylistic choices to help shape the vocal performance just right. When vocal comping is done, I move straight into mixing - which may take up to a week - and then finally mastering.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio is set up in Pasadena, CA - this is where I do most of my mixing and some recording. I love doing sessions in other studios around downtown LA and Burbank.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Travis Scott, Lauv, Post Malone, John Feldman, Metro Boomin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beatmaking, full production, vocal mixing, mastering