Collin M.

Engineering

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When I was five years old I started to take piano lessons until I got to 5 grade where I started to learn Trumpet. After my middle school career playing trumpet, I found my passion for euphonium and engineering. I am eager and excited to continue with the art of engineering and will part my heart and soul into whatever someone throws at me.

Being from Louisiana I have been passionate about music for years. From Zydeco, Country and Jazz to the Classical music I played as a young musician...my eat has become very attracted to getting the right sounds for those specific types of music. Over the last few years I have experimented with Rock (classic, hard, metal) as well as Hip Hop and Rap. Those not being my forté I am still capable of mixing those genres. As a young engineer I still have research I need to do for each song I mix and I am still new to mixing for actual artist who intend to put their music out to the world. But I am eager and dedicated to work with new artists and hoping to get the chance to make great music.

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Interview with Collin M.

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Trying to get hired haha

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog, I like to stick to classic

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: The artist is always right.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: As an engineer, it is my job to help the artist deliver their message by painting a picture in someone's head using musical notes, chords, etc

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: My MacBook, Audio Interface, Mic cables, a pop filter and an LDC

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: Andrea Bocelli. He has an amazing voice, the use of intonation and vibrator are breathtaking.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Do not be afraid to experiment.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: Equality, I believe that no song is the same as the other (I know literally they are not) but each song needs to be treated as its own. Even if it is the same artist.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: The very first thing I do is balance out the volume of each track. Making sure that nothing is overpowering and making sure that what needs to be heard is heard. Once I feel I have achieved that I start low and work my way up. Mixing a drumset, in my opinion, is the hardest simply because you cannot record one drum at a time.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: My setup is very basic because I live in the barracks (yes I am military) but I hope to have better monitors and a better interface soon.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Fab Dupont

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: Honestly, all the work I have done has been through free multi-tracks online. I have not gotten the chance to work one on one with an artist. But my favorite type of music I have mixed is classical with each instrument on its own solo track. Its definitely a challenge but there are so many possibilities on what you can do with it.