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Interview with MixedByAdamWest

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Rockstar Johnny EP "Liv2Tell" which is on every streaming platform. I love that project because it was my first executive produced project and I also featured on a few songs. Check it out

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

  4. A: I am currently working with my artist Rockstar Johnny on his next upcoming project.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes, my bro SL (Shemon Luster)

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog because it gives you that lush industry warm sound you're looking for.

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

  10. A: To provide a professional customer experience and make sure all their needs are met.

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

  12. A: I love discovering new artist and stepping outside of my comfort zone.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That I just press record and vocals magically sound good

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

  16. A: MacBook Pro, Apollo Twin, Sony C800, Warm Audio Wa76, Kaotica Eyeball

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I've been producing music since 2008.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is like none other. I create what comes to mind. I don't think too hard or force anything. Im very versatile.

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

  22. A: I would love to work with Jon Bellion because he produces his own music so he understands both the creative and technical side of music.

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

  24. A: Always record in the green (never in the yellow or red) and Gain-stage your mix to get the cleanest sound before you even add plugins.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I usually work on Hip Hop/RnB/Pop

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Beat making is my strongest skill and Mastering

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

  30. A: I bring life to the vocals and I make sure the beat is thumping

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

  32. A: Mix Process: 1. Session Organization (Color Code & Labels) 2. Gain-staging 3. De-essing 4. Substractive & Additive EQ 5. Compression' 6. Gate 7. Time Based FX (Reverbs, Delays) 8. Beat Chops 9. Mastering

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I have a Macbook Pro running Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, FL Studio & Ableton Live 9. I run all of my vocals through a Rode NT1-A going into a UAD Apollo Twin Duo. The Plugins I use are from Plugin Alliance, Waves, Izotope, FabFilter, Soundtoys & UAD.

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

  36. A: Alex Tumay, Bryan Micheal Cox, Quincy Jones, Jaycen Joshua

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

  38. A: The most common work I do with my clients is Recording, Mixing & Mastering and I make beats.

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo
  • U87
  • Pro Tools 2019
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