Expanding on YOUR vision, to create a listening experience tailored to YOUR preferences!
I’m drewtyrell, artist/engineer/producer from Harrisburg, PA. At 27 years old, I’ve been creating music for 8 years and I am co-owner of my own music studio ‘Sound.wav Studios’. I began engineering for myself, and I now work with a variety of local artists.
You can check out some samples of my work here on Soundbetter. If you enjoy what you hear, we can discuss your project to see if we're a good fit to work together. I'll work and communicate closely with you to get exactly what you want. It is my passion to help others achieve at the highest level.
If you choose to work with me, please send me your tracks to mix, along with any notes and details about the songs, what they mean to you, the emotion you're conveying, the mood of the project, etc, and maybe a rough mix and examples of other artists and songs that represent what you're about.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with drewtyrell
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise not to rest until my client receives a product that not only meets their expectations, but gives them new insight on what their music could sound like.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on a joint album with an artist that I plan to sign to my independent music label.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: My work is 90% in the box, or digital, at this point.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy connecting with other artists and learning their stories. Every artist has their own unique reason for creating music, and I feel that reason is strongly connected to the artists passions.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I am most common asked how long I have been engineering, due to the fact that I do not have major credits but deliver a sound that is professional.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that one mixing approach can be used for every song. Each song requires its own game plan, and the quality is more imperative than the volume of song being mixed.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How long have you been making music? What made you start to create music? What major artist has a sound that you most identify with? How much time do you spend on each of your songs?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would have a real conversation with any provider, first gauging their professionalism, as well as attempting to establish a connection through music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music for 7 years. I began during my freshman year of college. Since graduating 3 years ago, I have been pursuing music full-time. I have engineer artists in Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. All while pursuing my own career as a recording artist. The journey continues..
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a mix a low end clarity, and high end creativity. I am able to mix blaring reverb-filled Trap anthems, shining Pop serenades, clean boom-bap Rap vocals, etc.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Kendrick Lamar due to the fact that he takes the time to create a product that fulfills his spiritual needs. He also works closely with his engineers, in order to reach the sound that best fits his idea.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stereo imaging, and panning will be your best friend when creating space in your mix for heavy bass lines.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work in hip-hop/rap and trap music. I also work on a a good amount of pop music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to combine professional mixing knowledge, with the trained ear of an artist, in order to guide mixes into being not only clean, but creative.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring clarity, as well as taste, to a song by determining what element of the songs makes it unique, and striving to make that element stand out.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start things by applying pitch correction software to any vocals that need it, in order to create a pleasant harmonic field. I then proceed with a combination of compression and eq application. The goal here is a reach a certain of vocal control, and well as overall clarity. Buses are used to apply these principals at different stages in the mix, and in varying amounts. Once a clean sound it achieved, my attention turns to creating atmosphere. The use of reverb, delays, chorus effects, and stereo imaging software help to creat that atmosphere.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Logic Pro X from my Mac Mini. My microphone is running through a Focusrite Scarlett 18i, as well as the Golden Age Pre-73 DLX (Pre-amp) and Comp-54 MKII (Vintage Style Compressor
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by MixedbyAli for his clarity and creative approach. For the same reason, I enjoy Kendrick Lamar. I have always loved the production of Timbaland and Pharrell, and would enjoy working on music with Drake.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: General audio recording, tracking, mixing & mastering, songwriting, production mixing