What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How I get my distorted guitar tones to sound so clear. And the answer is to use less gain.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What their time-frame and budget is for the project.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Paul Antonio Ortiz of Chimp Spanner. He has a very unique style.
Can you share one music production tip?
Buy a decent set of monitor speakers.
What's your strongest skill?
My ability to implement a particular vibe or feeling into my music.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered my first 'untitled' EP a couple of years ago.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am starting a new project with another guitarist. We have a new song we're writing right now.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. It's the future.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Quality over quantity.
What do you like most about your job?
Being my own boss.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Master tracks. I don't do mastering.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be very specific with the end result that you want.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My guitar, laptop, interface, studio monitors, and guitar effects processor.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Two years ago I studied Sound and Music Recording at Recording Arts Canada in Montreal, QC. I now work as a free-lance audio engineer.
How would you describe your style?
Instrumental, progressive metal.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Progressive metal, and soundtracks.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
I correspond with my clients over the web. They usually send me the stem tracks of a song they would like me to mix, or I compose original material under their request.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a fairly sleek and intricate studio setup. My studio is located in my basement, in a very large, acoustically-treated room.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am inspired by such acts as; Chimp Spanner, Tesseract, and Wide Eyes.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I compose, mix, and engineer music for my clients.