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I've been tracking and mixing vocals for over 3 years. I offer mixing service at an affordable price for those with little funds to take their sound to the next level. Having a better mix can lead to more streams, more followers, and a lot more respect from the listeners in your area. I'm here to take you to that next tier in the industry.
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Interview with Matthew Steffens
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Batteries Not Included by Lennie Quest. That was the first project I was ever on. I was the executive producer, mixing engineer. Like, the project is awful and cringe-worthy but still proud.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Multiple projects. I'm the executive producer on an album from a local artists. The mix engineer on a mixtape coming soon. I'll announce it when the time comes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, not really. Myself.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. The world we live in is digital. I was taught that way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To provide artists on a budget with the best sounding vocals possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Communicating with new artists. And hearing their sound.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Do you have auto tune?" "Yes, I have Auto tune."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people think it's a joke, "oh, you mix rap music? What a loser." I always say, "fuck 'em."
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What can I do for you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look no further.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my interface, my microphone, extra cables, and headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 3 years. I started with friends and started then working at a studio as an intern and now I'm here. Working for myself.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Straight to the point. Good vocals equals a good song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Future, he got me into hiphop and "trap" music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never stop learning new tricks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vocal that are clear and loud and proud.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen first, once through the song, I take mental notes on what I want to do. I work in chronological order, front to back and take my time to ensure my clients have the best sounding vocals.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My output is ran through a Tascam interface. I mix through a pair of Audio Technica headphones. I mix in Avid Pro Tools 10. I use Waves Plugins to mix, I've learned how to mix using them and I love them.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Seth Firkins, Future's engieer. RIP.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal Mixing, that's my specialty.