As an experienced producer/musician I've composed & produced music from rock and pop to electronica over the years for labels and production companies such as Automatic Records and Snapper Records. My passion is to produce artists capturing their best performance and ultimately bring a more competitive edge to their songs.
I mix and work 'In the Box' using a high end spec workstation allowing me to comfortably process audio and 3rd party plugins at 48KHz 24 bit. My monitoring is Focal and Lavry which allows me to hear finer points within the audio path when detailing a mix. I will provide two final mastered files, ( WAV @ 48KHz / MP3 @ 320Kbps).
If you're looking for a reliable engineer who will engage with you on your art and understand your creative vision....I’m your guy.
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Interview with Jay Peters
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working with a young artist in the style of 'khalid', 'the weeknd'. This is a mixing and production project for a number of tracks which is turning out to be a great E.P.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: It's mainly mix engineers/producers; Jaycen Joshua, Steve Fitzmaurice, Timbaland, Warren Huart
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: As a mix engineer; my most current completed project is always my proudest moment.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: As a mix engineer Digital is by far the most efficient approach these days with the need to maintain quick turnarounds. From a sonic point of view, their are ways to use various methods, e.g. using saturation to emulate the sonics of analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to serve the song without ego and maintain clear and open dialog to completion and the clients satisfaction
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: working with creativity ; there are no rules
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q. How long have you been doing this? A. 25years
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You just balance the sounds
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a rough mix? What other artists works inspire you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A rough mix is always a great start, It saves a lot of time and helps me to grasp the artist or producer vision. Always speak your mind, be truthful with your feedback, its alll about providing the best possible outcome for the song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Breedlove Guitar Focal speakers distressor compressor API 550b Lauten Microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started out as a hobby using Steinberg Pro 12 on the Atari, ( pre Cubase v1) about 1989. Had my own commercial studio in the mid nineties, started to freelance mix around 2002 using Pro tools and Logic. Changed my DAW to Studio One in 2010 and continued to mix and master to date.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic and melodic with a definition on the low end
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artists who are passionate about their music and the message within it; for me they are the type of clients who give me the most satisfaction working with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always check your phase in the bass end
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Over the past year most of my work has been in the Afrobeat, Trap, RnB styles
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Not only my mixing and production skills but also my experience as a musician and songwriter which gives me the ability to best understand and appreciate the artistic needs of my clients.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Listen to the clients rough mix 2. Clean up audio where needed 3. Mix track whilst referencing rough mix 4. Master track - ususally the following day 5. Issue first draft to client 6. Address feedback from client for first recall
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Its a bespoke build took 7months to complete, containing a vocal/overdub booth using state of the art Vicoustic acoustic treatment. Using Focal and Lavry equipment to obtain the highest clarity when monitoring.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly is Mixing and mastering. I will always i'll offer production ideas for consideration.