One of the best Engineers in the City. They call me the Keyz "The Wizard". See for yourself why. I'm an experienced recording, mix, & master engineer, with 19 years of experience in the field. SAE Educated, Penthouse Studio Engineer. I Work With a long list of Industry and Indie artist. providing then a sound and vibe like no other.
With experiences working with King Combs, Tyla Yaweh, Journey Gz and more I know what it takes to get your song across the finish line. Let’s work and make your song the best it can be!!
I want to help new and established artists get the best sounding mix they can. As far as I'm concerned the mix isn't done till your 100% satisfied.
I have been mixing, mastering, and producing for over 19 years. I started off in Brooklyn, NY Recording In my room, Then I went to Touro College DMX Program Then SAE Institute for Engineering. From there I worked at Penthouse Studio NYC. One of the best studios in NYC as the chief engineer. I now live in New York City where I have worked with such artists as, Sleepy Hollow, Sheff G, Ski Mask, Wifi Funeral, Najjee, J.R. Writer, Fred Money, Melvoni, Journey Gzz, Chinese Kitty, Samantha Karavella, and many more. I specialize in Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, but love to mix and all styles of music.
For Mixing, I use Pro Tools HD. I use only the best plugins from Universal Audio, Waves, Fabfilter, Sound Toys, Slate, Valhalla and many more.
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Interview with KeyzKiloHz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just recently released an album that I produced mix and master and featured on one song with my younger brother Real Rich Titled “from Pops crib on the weekend” I’m especially proud of this project because this is me and my brothers first official album release, we worked on the songs collectively for about two years, he chose the songs he put the tracklist together, I helped with picking the artist for the album cover and I bust my ass to make sure The mixes were tight the Masters was knocking and the overall album sound good, and it came out amazing and a lot of people love the album, it’s growing it’s going up and I’m hoping by the end of this year we have worldwide notoriety as far as the world loving the project and recognizing that we have great music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I’m working on my solo album, my two brothers albums also working on making a clean version to the Album I just released Title “from Pops crib on the weekend”working on some videos and I’m working with a lot of up-and-coming artist. helping them to get their song to the next level and provide production that’s not on YouTube and BeatStars
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes my fellow colleague Chance Hubbard she’s a dope engineer as well
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like both are use them both together
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that I will always give my best I will always be honest and let you know if something needs to be changed and I promise to give you respect in provide a vibe and sound like no other.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like the most about my job is being in the studio and helping artists get their song to a place where they didn’t even think it could go. I like to see the smiles on their faces i love to see them happy dancing around the studio going crazy listening to the finished product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Yo how long you’ve been doing this? And I say about 18 years now.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of artists don’t really understand the process of mixing in mastering they think it’s the same thing but it’s two different steps that are handled differently both are very important but the most important part is the beginning of the song How it was recorded, make sure the vocals sound good before it gets to the mix Engineer and Mastered Engineer. a lot of artist think that they can mix and master vocals over a 2 track. you can however You’re not getting the best quality work with just a two track and vocals.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you going to get the stems to beat?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have all the files and make sure that everything sounds good from the beginning before you send it to me meaning make sure your vocals are not recorded too loud. Make sure no audio effects are printed on the vocal tracks when you send it out and just keep your levels good not too loud not too low
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop and charger , MPC live , headphones audio interface and my microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has been an amazing journey I’ve been producing engineering for about 18 years now I start it with a vision of seeing Kanye West and seeing the studio and just wanting to be in that environment. I started working with artist in my neighborhood recording them in my room in the closet that I went to school (Touro College DMX Program) ( SAE Institute NYC) to further my education and I just kept kept going. Now I’m working at one of the best studios in New York City and I made it to become the head Engineer and manager a Penthouse Recording Studios NYC. Where I work with a lot of talented label artist and up-and-coming artist in the city and all around the tri-state area.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as being very versatile mixed with Kanye West, a young Timberland with a sprinkle of Dr. Dre and J Dilla.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Kanye West because he’s the reason why I started this profession I would love to learn from him and help him with whatever he’s working on. I owe my career to him if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be one of the best engineers in the city right now I wouldn’t be the great producer that I am right now. so with that being said, I would love to work with him and help him with whatever he’s working on and learn from him because he’s one of the greatest
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your ears.And stay inspired
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Are usually work on hip-hop,R&B & pop music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ears and my ability to connect with the artist, help them to feel comfortable. I’m involved with them giving them feedback and I can hear in advance what they are trying to accomplish so we get there even faster than expected.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I would say I bring life to a song, when I’m done the song has so much energy, from the low end to the high end everything is clear you could feel the bottom you can hear the vocals,the track is slaping, the reverb sounds amazing just the right amount, the delay sounds good everything is just tight, I bring the professional quality that’s missing from the game to every song That I mix
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on what I’m doing usually if I’m mixing, I will listen to the song see what needs to be done organize my tracks color code my tracks then I start gain staging and adding plug-ins where it is necessary, mixing levels setting up buses,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is setup and equipped with Augspurger DUO 12-Sub12 SXE3/3850 Main Monitor System, Protools unlimited, All the UAD, Sound Toys, & Waves plugins. Hardware Equipment (BAE 1073 API 3124v preamp, CL1B compressor UREI 1176, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Dean, Kanye West, Dave Pensado, 40, Lester Bud, Jimmy Douglas, Dr Dre, J dilla, Madlib, Mixed By Ali, Alex Tume, Rick Slater, Rick Rubin, P Diddy.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically Artist come to me with a song idea and I help them to bring their vision to life. With the song sounding amazing at the same time. I do a lot of tracking, recording and mixing in Protools. from what I hear from my clients no other engineers is providing the sound that I’m providing.