Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Sebastian Spanache Trio - "Humanized" and "A Pasha's Abstinence" - mastering. They needed different approach than mainstream music. Not specially better sounding than anything else around me, but different than usual work. Another world, other concepts, other philosophy.
How would you describe your style?
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Because me and my clients like the results.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
"Everything will be fine" :)
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"How many revisions ?"
"How many revisions you need, is like an open bar. How many drinks can You drink ?"
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
"You are the last in chain, so You must be doing something wrong".
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Why me ?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer, Monitors+Cables, RME, TC 6000, Slate Plugins.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
1996 - now. I have a regular job and this.
Can you share one music production tip?
Be rested and relaxed when You work.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Metal, Jazz, EDM, House, Hip-Hop.
What's your strongest skill?
Getting things done.
What do you bring to a song?
Tell us about your studio setup.
Well, acoustics are good,main equipment is good, nothing to complain. Auxiliary equipment is also carefully selected.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Whatever sounds good to my ears from a lot of genres. There is a bag full of very good sounding materials. If I like a sound engineer's work a little more than others (but splitting hair seriously) it would be Serban Ghenea.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and mastering. Very rare only mixing. Usually when I mix I do the master too. Also very often i do mastering alone.Editing and vocal tuning when is needed.