Get your song finished by an RIAA Double platinum certified engineer!
My name is Blake and I am a Double Platinum RIAA certified producer, composer, and mix engineer based out of Nashville, TN. In my audio career, I have been lucky enough to have worked on projects for major and indie labels, television networks, brands and a broad range of artists in many genres from country to pop to edm, indie and r&b. I am excited to work on your next project! Unlike other most engineers, I will take any session file from your favorite DAW, or .wav stems and deliver a professional, polished production with flexible rates!
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Interview with Blake Skipper
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some country stuff in Nashville :).
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. You need both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to help you achieve your objective on your records and to bring them to a new dimension of life that excites you and jumps off the speakers and into the hearts of your listeners.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not voodoo!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask questions that help me see the artists vision for a finished product. Being an artist myself, I know all too well important that can be!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's get your song finished!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sigur Ros. I just want to dial in spacial effects with them so badly.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love woking on everything. Pop, country, indie, rock, edm, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Translating a client's vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a nice sounding medium sized room. Genelecs. NS10's and a "horrortone" cube. All the UAD stuff, some analog gear etc....
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I heard of this website through many industry friends who, at least I think, are the best alive today. As for recommendations, Ricardo Gutierrez is an ace mastering engineer. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/603-ricardo-gutierrez
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Telecaster, SM57, My laptop, UAD box, Larrivee Acoustic.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Objectivity, Experience, Focus.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andy Wallace, Ross Robinson, Mark Needham, Andy Sneap, Ryan Hewitt... too many too list.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, production, and editing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 10+ years. I’ve been a musician most of my life. I recorded and produced an EP for my friends in college after a stint in live audio engineering and found my calling!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Rest your ears!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually work through a first pass based on a reference mix and tailor according to client notes in revisions.