What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to have a quick meet and greet to share ideas and vision. Then I like to jump into the music and get to work!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Every day. I am constantly watching videos online to learn new things. I love trying out new plug ins and new gear.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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.
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Audio engineering can very technical. Good gear is one thing, but using those tools is another. It takes years to perfect.