I'm an experience audio engineer with an ear for music. I approach my medium in an abstract and creative manner allowing me to give a personal touch to every piece. I have produced and mixed for numerous professional artist, from indie bands to hip hop musicians.
I went to school for audio engineering learning from professionals within the industry. I learn the skills and ettiguete when it comes to mixing & mastering music. Using the skills taught to me I have recorded and mix for numerous artist; ranging from hip hop to folk music. This wide range has given me the experience and ability to work between mediums. I specializes in mixing & mastering, with skill in sound design and production. My gear of choice is Ableton Live, which I use alongside industry standard plugins.
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Interview with Sonically Sound Studio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a few personal projects and some work with other indie artist looking to breakthrough this summer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, it depends on the sound an artist is trying to achieve.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To dedicate time and effort to finding their sound
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativity and making people move
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make this song sound like this song. I respond I can take elements from that song and implement them into yours
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just press keys and make music
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why do you make music
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You want to hire someone who will put their time and effort into crafting your song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ableton Live, Midi Keyboard, Fender Guitar, Microphone, & Speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path initially was civil engineering but I discovered my passion for audio engineering a few years ago and have been hooked since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Smooth and groovy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West, his sonic pallet of music is amazing and he's accomplished so many things in his career.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Focus on creating something that expresses you on don't pay attention to others.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work on hip hop, rap, alternative, and rock music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would be mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a creative and artistic approach to music. Using my wide knowledge of music I'm able to determine the key elements in a song and bring them to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical workflow is analyzing the song and determining the key elements, then I start the mixing process which takes a couple hours. After the 1st mix I'll take a break to reset my mind then re approach the mix and determine any changes. I'll send the mix to the artist for feedback and if it sounds good to them I'll proceed to mastering. Mastering take a couple hours and once finished I'll send it to the artist.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is 2 monitor speakers, audio interface, keyboard, midi controller, computer monitor & laptop.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by artist such as Kanye West, J Dilla, and Outkast
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically do mixing & mastering work for clients while assisting production.