Passion and grit are the essential ingredients to making amazing music, and with my expertises and knowledge I will make your mix clean, concise powerful and bold.
I am an audio engineer with 9 years of experience from the studio, front of house and front of the stage. I specialize in a wide variety of genres from Jazz, Metal, Folk all the way to EDM, Trap , Riddim and Electro.
I attended college for audio engineering in 2017 for Music Production, Song mixing and Post Film and Game audio further expanding my knowledge of the audio world and honing my skills. Then worked as a full time ghost producer for 3 years.
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Interview with DireTone Productions
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital 10000% You can re-create anything analog with digital software. The only reason to analog at this point is for eye candy and something to plug cables into.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise Clarity, Efficiency and 100% Satisfaction
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy how every project is different it keeps the line of work interesting and most importantly fun!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: to be quite honest, not a lot on misconceptions. although i did have someone ask me to make album art once. that was interesting.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what are your biggest inspirations and do you have any reffences for the type of song you are making/made
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Its always good to know what you what ahead of time and keep good communication with your provider. that way you will always get exactly what you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would bring 5 different steel hand drums just because they are so fun to use.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started working in the audio industry when i was 16 working as a front of house mixer for a summer job. i ended up getting so enveloped in the feeling of being in the music that i learned how to play and produce music while working continuously as a front of house for a few years. eventually i decided i wanted to become a professional and devote my life to it, so I took the leap and went to school for audio engineering and music production, where i was taught by some of the best engineers and music producers i have met in my life. 3 years passed and created an online store and maintained a 5/5 star rating with my clients for music production and mixing with over 45 finished projects
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: my style is ever changing, but i like to keep everything i do crisp and bold.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would want to work with ariana grande. I love the energy and production quality in her music. If not her then anderson paak. The sheer amount of swagger is unmatched by any human being, i can imagine the studio just being pure good vibes and a lot of fun.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: every hour and a half, take a 5 min break and listen to something soft and quiet, it resets your ears and helps you ear things you didn't before.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work on Electronic music as a hobby but i work on most genres for my clients.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication and organization are the most important things when working on a project, I keep those 2 things close to my chest when i'm working on anything. I like to think you can be a master at anything, but if you don't have those 2 values you can never create something cohesive.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring passion, experience and drive. Because of my long history in the music industry i have developed a great sense of what sounds good and most importantly, What other people want to hear from this song, and usually that's the soul of the artist shining through the mix and the figuring how we can make it really pop out.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the gig. but i like to start with organizing everything and making sure everything would make sense if someone walked into my studio and sat in my chair. Then i work bottom up, i set everything to zero when im mixing and work my way up to a nice mix and then bring out key elements the artist would want, like that wicked guitar or that gruesome bass. when im working on production i do a similar thing, but i will always start with chords and melody and build the song around them
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have built a home studio with great sound isolation dampening HS8s as my main stereo speakers WIth a focusrite Audio interface
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Deadmau5 is a huge inspiration for me but i grew up listening to jazz and blues due to my family's roots
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually mix and master for my clients, and help them bring their song up to a professional standard. but i have been asked to make a large variety of inspired beats.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of my first serious ghost productions unexpectedly played on my local radio 2 weeks after I completed it. I wrote, mixed and mastered that song.