Hey Call Me Jay. It Would Be My Pleasure To Mix Your Song, Maybe You Need Me To Tune Your Vocals, Produce Your Song For you. Perhaps You Need Me To Create An Instrumental Or Even Compose For Your Next Film. Hit Me Up. Lets Talk About Your Project
My name is Jason, I'm a Mix Engineer from sunny Barbados, creating unique sounding mixes that represent your project is what I strive to achieve.
Here is what I bring to the table as a:
Mix Engineer - Creating a unique sonically balanced mix that feels good.
Recording Engineer - Tracking/Recording the Performance
Vocal Producer - getting the best performance and helping to create backgrounds/harmonies; adding creative ideas vocally or technologically
Vocal Editor - comp (create the best take from all the takes), tune, and align vocals (correct timing)
Vocal Mixer - balance levels, EQ, compress, add all other effects
Instrumental Maker - Creating unique instrumentals for your songs
If you need a Recording Studio and Engineer, you can fly out to the recording studio based in the lovely island barbados, there is accommodation provided at the studio that affords you the unique opportunity to "workation."
I look forward to working on your next Project. Click the contact Tab and lets get started.
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Interview with EscabanSound Mixing Production
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Project I am most proud of is a track titled "Him Say," Ive Worked with a wonderful artist, very promising and she brings so much to the table vocal wise, writing wise and the arrangement of vocal melodies, She goes by the name of GiiRL (Shanique Brown). I flew to Jamaica, we worked on it, wouldn't track till we believed it was ready to. I produced the track engineered it and created the instrumental. It's a Pop dancehall fusion.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you think of it? can you fix it in the mix? How soon can you finish the mix? Does it need anything?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: It has not been easy but it's definitely worth it, Ive been trained in classical piano at the age of 3 and i've been making instrumentals since I was 10 and engineer since 14. Then I went to school online to further my knowledge of engineering. I finished formal secondary school at Combermere earlier than most to open up the studio full time and focus on my craft.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe it as creative, meticulous, Outside of the box balance. I try to be as creative as possible, I am meticulous in the way I treat the projects making sure everything is where it needs to be and sounding the way it should be. I try new things I definitely think outside of the box and I keep it al balanced to provide you with a unique sounding product.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: For the product to be good all of the elements must be in balance with each other. Has to go from conception to final product, but everything needs to be done to it's best. Must be written to it's best, Must be recorded properly, must be arranged to it's best, performances should be of their best (vocals guitars etc.) must be mixed mastered to its best. So even though we as professionals go beyond the call of duty to make sure that poorly recorded material or performances are corrected, we can only do our best with in the confines of the material that has been provided, we are not magicians but we will do our best.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them to tell me more about the project, what type of sound they are looking for, I ask about any pre-recorded stems (the condition of them, bit rate sample rate, how it was recorded).
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I discuss with the client to find out about the project for example what is the message and what does it mean to them, this part is very important to me because it's my job to to help them convey this. Then I go about setting up how best to capture the sound or the mood whether it's production, recording, mixing, creation of music. I always start with this step I believe it is most important to understand the needs of your clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Studio Setup is what you would call hybrid, you get the best of both worlds analogue and digital. There is a large isolation booth infront of the control room, a live room behind the control room which has another isolation both (smaller) with in it. You know, each room gives its own unique sound that i believe is indigenous to Escaban Studios in Barbados. Its really cozy, I've seen to it that my clients are really comfortable within the surroundings of the studio, whether they are sitting in on mixes or getting their tracks recorded it's a great space to be in.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm Working On Arete's Singles, as well as composing for a short film.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I say both, in my quest for creating sounds, each piece of gear whether digital or analog has beauty and think it's wonderful. There individual piece of software or analogue gear has its own unique tonal properties that can be used to help achieve certain sounds. For example i've ran into situations where software pieces have done what an analogue piece wasn't able to do and vice versa. I believe it's to one's advantage to use both to help gain creative mixes.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I wont stop till i've given you a product that is how you imagined it or even better than the first time you conceived it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating a product that is truly wonderful.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to be clear in what you want for your project, don't be afraid to say what you want, have a clear picture and direction for your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My ears, My monitors, My laptop, A Focusrite Saffire pro 40 and water got to stay hydrated lol.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nailah Blackman, she has a unique sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be creative.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Reggae, Socca, Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity of mix, creativity, balance
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmer, Homay Schmitz.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Creating a unique sound for them through Mixing, Arranging and Production