Looking for professional music production? I have access to a wide range of production tools, full studio, live recording capabilities, vocals, music production, mixing, and mastering. I'm cheaper than most professionals, but with a quality to rival the best.
My background is in sound design, music theory, mixing, and mastering. Recently launched artist looking to give back to others. I have a great passion and love for music, and have been in the industry for over 5 years.
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Interview with Sean Sweeney
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest E.P. Its a concept album about two individuals who rob a bank. They are captured and sent to prison only to escape and go on the run. The whole process of working with someone else to make our ideas come to life was so important to my growth as a producer especially on my own music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a full length electronic album, Ghost production, and en E.P. for another project of mine. I continue to work on projects for other clients. I like to keep my schedule full and my phone ringing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone on the website but I'd love to!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It depends on what you want. One is not better than the other its just a matter of preference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to be professional. To be honest. To be fair in pricing. To deliver on my end. To sign contracts stating all of this legally. I will do my best to make your ideas a reality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music and musicians. I love people who like to work and have fun at the same time. I love creating with others. Long hours of satisfying work. It gives me purpose and lets me create beautiful records with dope people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my mix louder....Yes Can you tune my vocals...Yes Can I pay you in exposure...NO
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That any of this is "easy". Singing, performing, producing, playing instruments, mixing, arranging, mastering, working with clients, and scheduling are all apart of a musicians lifestyle especially one who is also a producer. Also that I will work for "free". I will not and neither should you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your music experience? Are you willing to sign an professional contract? Are you willing to set aside time and devote it to the project. Are you willing to work together in a professional environment?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You have to want to be a professional musician. Hiring someone to produce or mix isn't a small task. Having a plan, thought out ideas, structured schedules and the money to pay is very important. These are things I try to also implement myself.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac, My headphones (Audio Technica ATH-M50X), My interface (Focusrite- Sapphire Pro), a KORG Mono/Poly, and the Arturia Matrixbrute
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for over 6 years including though college. I moved to Los angeles to create a greater opportunity for myself and build a larger clientele.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Agressive and Emotional.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mick Gordon. He's composed and scored many video games including DOOM 2016, Wolfenstein The New Order, Killer Instinct, and Lawbreakers. I've watched many of his interviews and one changed my view on production entirely. He pushes the audience to change their creative process in order to make something unique and have a passion for the process of making music. He's a great inspiration with badass composing and sound design skills.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Know all the rules and then you can break them. Understand gain staging, calculating pre-delay and release times, distortion and peaking. Then you can break all the rules to make something CRAZY
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of rock and lyrically focus material. Using elements of rap and indie influence to create something unique.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ability to take my creative ideas and translate them through software and music. I try to convey emotion into music by writing creatively. Using modes, scales, sound design and suspense to keep a listener engaged and understanding of what the song is trying to say.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring lyrical content, musical composition, sound design, arrangement, mixing or mastering. It depends on what the client wants. I want to work with them, not for them. I want their ideas to take center stage and my input to be constructive to their creative process. The record comes first and my ego second.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Working with clients, I like to meet them for coffee or a meal and discuss their ideas and what they want out of a project. If meeting is person isn't an option, having a phone or FaceTime conversation is preferable. Getting a face to face with someone gives me an idea of who they are and how they want their art to exist. My own workflow is heavily inspired by concept albums or ideas, emotional content, or general sound design. I like to catch an idea off on anything. Whether it be a drum groove, guitar riff, vocal line, or a certain sound. I try to capture the idea and then run with it. My process for work is writing, producing, mixing, then mastering in that order. It helps me remove my other hats when writing and then move on to production afterwards.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Two Barefoot Footprint 01's. A focus-rite sapphire pro. Isoacoustic stands, AKG P220 mic, and an Audio Technica at2035.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tool, Rage Against The Machine, Audio Slave, The Misfits, Gorillaz, Death Grips, Mick Gordon, Seven Lions, and Jon Williams
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce a number of genres including rock, indie/alt, techno, tech house, hip-hop, pop, and other types of electronic music!