Whats up fellow artist , producers and musicians this is Jay Polanco partial owner of Next One Studios located in Greenpoint Brooklyn 5 years of recording and mixing
Looking to help artist achieve their goals and helping them get that sound & song that's buzzing in their heads out for the world to listen and be inspired by. Need any mixing, Recording or production services please contact me .
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Interview with Next One Studios
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: 50/50 on this one ..some like analog compression and eq upfront helps alot, reduces the amount of mixing ITB needed and getting your mix mastered on analog delivers that final polish.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise would be to deliver radio quality and a proactive working environment.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy being involved in the whole process
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you have all the gadgets....lol yes i have the equipment and skill set to record and mixdown you song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not sure.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a manager? What songs can i use to refrence for the type of sound you have in mind? What artist's are you influenced by?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pay for beats you dont want to have a gem and not be able to monetize and further more respect to the producers if your serious about being in the music industry.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. U47 mic.... 2.UAD Apollo ... 3. Laptop with protools.. 4..Sony Pro headphones 5.. Manley Core
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started as a hobby of making music and recording and took the step forward to start up a pro studio with countless hours of practice and some mentors.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artists i would like to work with would be the Migos as they have a vibe that resembles artists genuinely having a good time while making music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always drop the decibels on an already mastered two track beat while recording to avoid recording at hot levels which lead to digital clipping.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop/Trap, Reggaeton
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Strongest skill set would be Mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: With the skillset of writing songs, recording and mixing i am able to provide ideas to help a smooth and creative work flow for any artist.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typical work process is artist usually come with there song ready to record with beats. adjusting mic placement for artists within the vocal booth and setting proper levels and plugins to provide the vibe the artist is looking to provide within the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current setup includes a Wa47 > Manley Core > UAD Apollo > Pro Tools12 using HS7 Monitors, various UAD Plugins and Waves Mercury Bundle.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mastering Engineers and Singers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work would be recording vocals and mixing providing the sound they are looking for.