Hi I'm Chris Nunn. I I focus on audio mastering and Dobly Atmos for Rap/HipHop/Trap, R&B, Jazz Fusion, and Contemporary Christian Music
Over 20 years experience in music production, mixing, and mastering for myself, different artists and organizations. I recently upgraded my setup for Dolby Atmos mixing and authoring up to 7.1.4. I mainly work with urban styles of music and jazz fusion. I focus on mastering and immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos. I'm easy to work with, love hearing the artist's vision for their music in order to stay true to that vision, and am willing to experiment upon request or offer alternative masters and post-Mix immersive audio.
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Interview with 7Th Sounds Pro
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I released my first Dolby Atmos song this year. I am excited that there is a platform to share immersive music with.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm releasing a series of songs mixed in Dolby Atmos.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I achieve great results for my clients. Its more than business, its a creative partnership.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do I charge?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Put your best into your music and have an idea of who you want to hear it, how you want them to hear it, and why.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I want to build my client base and eventually be able to hire and build a network of engineers and producers who want to work and teach the next generation. I've been doing music production, mixing, mastering, and live sound for 20 years.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is mastering stereo. My Dolby Atmos skills continue to grow with experience
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I ask to the client to get a sense of the artist's vision and answer questions the client may have. Mastering: Receive stereo final mix file or final mix stem-files. I listen and notate any issues as and come up with an approach to reach the client's goal. I work on dynamics, EQ, address any width and depth aspects, polish sound character, work loudness and limiter according to the clients request and publishing platform standards for final print and delivery to client, and receive feedback and make adjustments as needed. Dolby Atmos is a bit different, as the client will need to be able to playback an ADM file. I can setup a virtual session with a binaural head phone mix for the client to hear using immersive software.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm running Cubase 12 Pro as my main mixing and mastering DAW. I use Ozone 9 Advanced and analog gear for Mastering stereo. I use Cubase's Dolby Atmos Renderer software for Dolby Atmos mixes and ADM file Authoring . I have a 7.1.4 Monitoring setup.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I focus on mastering, Surround Sound, Ambisonics, and Dolby Atmos mixes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Charlie Westropp, John Webber, and Calvin Food.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I work mainly in the box as its cost efficient with endless possibilities, but analog emulation and outboard gear is great to have on hand for achieving textures and flavors many people find pleasant.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working-on and being inspired by great songs and projects.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The technology is what makes a good song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you working on a new project, recently released or close to releasing a project? Where/how do you intend to release your music? How soon do you plan on releasing it? How and where did you record it? Whats the vision for the project? Do you have any questions?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like things organized, planned out, and done on time. Artistically, I think my style is very musical and funky. I can be making or listening to hip-hop, but I can hear Santana playing a solo. Jazz could be playing, but I can hear spots that would be right fora rap verse. When I am making music, I will borrow elements from other styles genres if it speaks me and feels right.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Cajon (instrument and chair), bongos, a hard drive of my music (just in case I'm found alive or dead), acoustic guitar, my favorite water bottle, and my Zoom H3 field recorder.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I had to choose one guaranteed artist/producer, it would be Kanye West. He inst afraid to create what he wants and he is both a great artist and producer. It would be good to see his workflow and creative process first hand. I'm sure I would learn a lot of technical nuggets of gold. I share a lot of his beliefs and I would like to know how he navigates the music industry.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to walk away for a few hours and come back with fresh ears and a cleared mind, when its possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Christian hip-hop/rap/trap, Contemporary Christian Rock (Worship bands), and instrumentals (hip-hop/sound track, jazz, funk, fusions).
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of love and understanding of different types of music, I research the references to help achieve certain sounds while maintaining uniqueness and creativity, I bring my 20 years experience, as well as technical prowess gained from formal education at Full Sail University and American River College.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Andre 3000, Quincy Jones, Prince, Gawvii, Chris Lord-Alge, Graham Cochrane, Leslie Brathwaite, Lecrae, David Crowder, Third Day, Jesus Culture, Tye Tribute, Canton Jones, Kirk Franklin, Toby Mac, Need To Breath, Bizzle, Sevin, Flame, Thi'sl, Beautiful Eulogy, Propaganda, Jackie Hill-Perry, Bone Thugs in harmony, Twister, Brotha Lynch Hung, Tupac, Skrillex, Avicci, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Isaac Hayes, Santana, Herb Alpert, Kenny G, Najee, Talking Heads, Michael W Smith