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Interview with Greenmith
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A friend has paid me to mix 2 songs on his upcoming mixtape.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: i love the analog sound theres a warmness that you get that you cant achieve with just digital.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: mixing songs is the closest thing to djing. i love Djing, when u can take 2 or 3 maybe even 4 songs and balance them to make it seem like one big song you have done your job right.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: how long will it take? 2 hours at the least.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Im not God. if you send bad sounds i can only make those bad sounds sound bigger.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is vision for this song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone that fits you and your style.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Speakers, My computer, turntables, subwoofer and my guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ive been djing and making music since i was 14 years old. (im 26 now) from 18-25 i was a chef and since it went so well i stopped working with music because it took over my life. While cooking i learned so many technics that apply to music that i just couldn't help but try to make songs again. i had a chance to produce a friends mixtape and i havent had to work in a kitchen since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Although i work on rap music the most. I grew up going and Djing at raves and festivals so i still love to add a little EDM to a mix. :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Armin Van Buuren. He makes God like music to me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dont over compress before you send a song out to be mixed.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A lot of rap in my area, thats the most popular sound. I have worked on EDM tracks but alot of those are my own music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Balancing sounds
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Start in the busiest section and work from there
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 2 KRK Rokit 5 in monitors, 15 in KRK subwoofer, 2i2 focusrite soundcard, logix pro x, Avid Plugins, Yamaha MG102c Mixing Console, Cdj 800 mk2, DJM-600, Ipad (for logic remote).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Armin Van Buuren, Chris Lake, The Alchemist, No I.D,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Help improve overall sound. Balance all of the sounds also.