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Introduction: When working with an artist, my focus is bringing out their own unique sound and putting that personal signature in their music. It’s not work! Going into the studio to create music with artists is the best gig in the world. Creating cool new sounds to fulfill the artists’ vision is a blast! This is my passion and I’m extremely grateful to be doing it.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices are based on my role in the studio. This means that they are flexible due to what it is that the artist needs from me. Sometimes this can change during the process. An example would be that I was hired as an engineer but after a couple weeks of working with the artist they began to rely on my creative opinion more and more and this then shifted my role to a producer role, thus the hourly rate may increase. My rates are set at a fair price, for what the artist needs. Every project is different and if finances become an issue we can discuss our options to make the best solution to finishing the record.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to start with pre-production which is debatably the most important part of the record making process. This can be sitting in on a band rehearsal or even a conversation with artist about what they want for this project. Once the vision and everyone’s roles are defined then we start our sonic journey. Recording begins and here we can have fun really exploring the music, arrangement ideas. The next stage is mixing, where I put it all together and really enhance the character in the music. The final stage is mastering, here the sonics of the songs are made to be cohesive and fitted for nice smooth playback from one song to next in an album style format.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have over 5 years of college level education in the audio engineering and music production field, as well as 2 years of an internship at a top studio in the state. But the best teacher I’ve ever had was actually putting that education to practice and making several records in all different genres. I am constantly learning and finding new ways to achieve a sound.