Inner Friend Studios

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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

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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).

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My solo album. I recorded half of it and now I want to finish mixing that half.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not yet. I'm new here.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Your mix will breathe and be dynamic.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The chaos that comes with it. People are messy and so is art. I love finding musical solutions to chaos.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: "Do I need to tweak my live sound so it sounds better in the studio?" "No. Play it as you feel it".

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: People think you can't polish turds. You can actually polish them. You just need to insist until they become something else.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: How do you imagine this piece of music should sound like? A big explosion or soft ocean breeze?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Always believe in your feelings and music. They are unique, as are you, and that makes them special.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Will I have electricity on the desert island? A shure beta 58a, my stratocaster, a tambourine, a laptop and my barefoot monitors.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. 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.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Grizzly Bear. I would give anything to mix one of their songs. They are extremely creative and fresh!

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: High Pass more.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: dream pop, soft pop, rock, psychedelic, funk, alternative, hard rock, ambiental, shoegaze, indie

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Trained hearing based on years of work (but it's not actual work is it? that's if you love what you do).

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. 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.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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).

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I generally work on Barefoot Studio Monitors with a top notch D/A from Universal Audio.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Tchad Blake, Kevin Parker, Andrew Scheps, Tony Masserati, Greg Wells.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Mixing recorded sessions.

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