Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Mostly songs for a quick demo. Occasionally I help the client with the music production as well. I also master demos that aren't sounding as good as the clients would like. Whatever the client needs, I can help them.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I just recorded a 4 song demo for the song Sister Lip.
Recorded a death metal track for the band Lustmord.
Began production for the band Contradiktion.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't be fooled by fancy rooms or equipment. Make sure it sounds good and you are treated well. Pick a place with a great environment and you feel comfortable. No one wants to play or sing if you aren't comfortable.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort into making a quality product. If it doesn't sound right the first time, never give up. It's an ongoing mission.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I offer the best quality for the cheapest price. Plus, no one else goes out of their way like I do.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love working with cool people and I love listening to music all day.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Do I make beats? Yes I do! I record and produce my own music and I can help you do the same.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Audio engineering can very technical. Good gear is one thing, but using those tools is another. It takes years to perfect.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have always enjoyed recording and manipulating sounds. I started making songs with my friends as a hobby. Then after many years of just doing it for fun, I decided to make it a career.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. My proudest moments are when a customer records for their first time, either with me or in general, and the end product is way better than they ever hoped. Most of the time customers just want to record something for themselves, but when they play it for their friends and family and get complimented, it makes them happy and it makes me proud to be a part of it.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Every day. I am constantly watching videos online to learn new things. I love trying out new plug ins and new gear.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. The home studio is the new recording studio. The best music is being made in bedrooms and garages.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I have been recording a lot of hip hop and r&b. It depends on the song, but most hits are made in only a few hours and cost under $50.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I charge differently per project. But I charge mostly by the song, then the artist or musician doesn't have to worry about the clock, they can focus on the music.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Don't give up and stay focused. There are plenty of "wannabes" out there, be the real thing.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I will bend over backwards to help people out. I won't stop until everyone is satisfied with the final product.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I am always trying to improve. I am always striving to get better sounds, make better songs, get more clients and bring more artists together.