What I can do for YOU
My approach to mixing.
Mixing to me is a lot like painting. I like to create a sonic image and feeling for a record that brings it to life. I do my best to help the artists I work with make records that never get old. I enjoy making records worth listening to over and over again until you can't get enough of them.
I engineer a lot of the records that I work on, but I enjoy mixing records other people have recorded just as much. Mixing is my true love of the record making process!
In the traditional sense of the word "Producer."
When hired on as a producer, I look at the music like it’s a fun puzzle that we’re all working together to build, and in a way thats new and matches the artist’s vision. My goal is to help cultivate the group and take they're product to the next level.
The direction I take when producing will depend on what product the artist is looking for: radio, concept album, song for their mom, etc.
I do not claim to be a mastering engineer. But can I master a song? Yes. However, with a project I've already tracked and mixed, I will usually suggest taking the product to a mastering studio that focuses on mastering first. I am limited with equipment when it comes to mastering.
To extrapolate, when I'm the mixer on a project, I believe it is good to get a "fresh set of ears" to help the music reach it's full potential. That's why I will usually recommend taking the track or song to a mastering studio first, before using my mastering services.
When I track a band's album I'm usually tracking with mixing in mind. Even if I’m not the mixer. I'm going to create a direction sonically and get it a good chunk of the way there before we hit “record.” That's my style.
As a tracking engineer, it is my job to capture the performance of the artist with a sonic direction they’re into. The artist might want that "garage rock" sound or a "spacey indie-guitar" sound. It is my job to take those creative ideas and build an accurate sonic representation of their vision.
Hit me up and lets have a production meeting before the session to discuss references, music ideas, etc.
You have a microphone that you prefer...
I am always interested in new ideas during sessions. If there is a microphone that the artist is used to using I will take that into consideration and we can try it out.
I choose my equipment wisely, and spend time making sure the equipment helps bring the music to life.
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