I wrote, recorded and mixed three consecutive number one singles on the biggest underground radio in the country.
I have been mixing and finding musical solutions all my life.
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Interview with Inner Friend Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I got a very bad recording of a good song (worst possible combo). It took me about three days to finish the first mix and I basically hated it. After a week, I picked up the song again and went into a completely different direction (after thinking all week about it) and it came out perfect. My role was to mix it and fix some production issues (more and more these days).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My solo album. I recorded half of it and now I want to finish mixing that half.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet. I'm new here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are very different worlds and both have advantages and disadvantages. There is no need for the word "or" here. Both are amazing and beautiful in their own way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your mix will breathe and be dynamic.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The chaos that comes with it. People are messy and so is art. I love finding musical solutions to chaos.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Do I need to tweak my live sound so it sounds better in the studio?" "No. Play it as you feel it".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think you can't polish turds. You can actually polish them. You just need to insist until they become something else.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you imagine this piece of music should sound like? A big explosion or soft ocean breeze?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always believe in your feelings and music. They are unique, as are you, and that makes them special.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Will I have electricity on the desert island? A shure beta 58a, my stratocaster, a tambourine, a laptop and my barefoot monitors.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been writing songs since I was 12. I studied psychology and briefly after that I made my own professional recording and mixing studio. I have been doing this for 16 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to let people describe it for themselves. I think it's very important to conceive that this is art and art must be felt first and foremost, not consciously verbalized.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Grizzly Bear. I would give anything to mix one of their songs. They are extremely creative and fresh!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: High Pass more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: dream pop, soft pop, rock, psychedelic, funk, alternative, hard rock, ambiental, shoegaze, indie
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Trained hearing based on years of work (but it's not actual work is it? that's if you love what you do).
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth, dynamics and personality. It will hit you in the face (if it has to). If it doesn't have to hit you, it will pet you gently.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I get to know the song for about a day and after that I typically start to mix it like it would be my own track (generally this is easier if you spend a day getting to know the song).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I generally work on Barefoot Studio Monitors with a top notch D/A from Universal Audio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tchad Blake, Kevin Parker, Andrew Scheps, Tony Masserati, Greg Wells.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing recorded sessions.