I'm a young queer producer and artist with a deepset love of audio. I have multiple ESPN+ A1 credits, a couple song releases with friends (so far!), and I've been playing guitar for over 15 years, with some bass and piano. I've got some minor pro studio work, and I'm equipped with a home studio where I'm capable of recording, editing and mixing.
Aside from running live sound, I'm capable of performing as a session guitarist, in person or remote, and creating original compositions. I'm proficient in audio editing, from music to voiceover to sound for video, and was lead editor for a podcast for three years. I've been acting as an Audio Designer for the past two years with Kennesaw State University's Broadcast department, so I'm comfortable in A1 and A2 positions live, and am more than comfortable editing recorded broadcasts. Aside from general sound mixing, I own a hybrid mixing setup centered around a Soundcraft GB4.
I primarily work within FL Studio 20, though I have experience in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton and Adobe Audition. I have a working knowledge of software synthesizers and effects and have a comfortable understanding of western music theory.
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Interview with Alexandria Clarke
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Why not! Analog has a certain vibe and so does digital.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Loose, comfortable, unless it's dialogue editing. Focused on details with an eye for how they influence the total project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All sorts. I'm experienced with singer-songwriter for the most part, but I enjoy almost all contemporary genres.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Usually quick ideas and implementation of those ideas. Occasionally I can help with lyrics, but usually I'm better at making a song fit around the lyrics or lead instrument.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Entirely depends on the project itself. Sometimes I'll start with recording scratch tracks, sometimes I've already got a strong idea and just program it in. If I'm editing I tend to listen through to get an idea of what I'm working with before I begin editing. From there, it's fairly standard faire.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Most of my sound is routed through a Soundcraft GB4 that I monitor on a pair of JBL LSR308s or Audio Technica M50xs and I've got a rack of EQs that I use for detailed EQing. All of my DAC I/O is handled by either a Tascam US_16x08, or a first gen Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing audio as long as I've had the capability. I've been sensitive to sound since I was born, and utilize that. My greatest dream is to help others share their music with others.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best to bring you a sound I'm proud of, and if I can't manage that, I won't expect pay.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's never the same project. There's always some unique variable I get to work with.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why should I hire you? Usually my answer is my attention to detail.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's all dark magic. It's actually just regular magic, thanks.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who is your audience, and how quickly do you need this done by?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open to answering detailed questions about what you need from me. I like to know exactly what you want out of hiring me, and being left to make bigger decisions doesn't sit right with me for your projects.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, an sm57, an OP1, and some interface and computer with the necessary cables. (and a way of powering it all, of course!)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Vylet. She puts so much into her music and asks for so little in return, and her work is so detailed and cinematic at times, I'd love to have a project with her on it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to your projects wherever you can, to get an idea what it'll sound like for all sorts of people. That and sit with the mix for a day after you think you're done.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Critical listening. I have a high sensitivity to odd sounds that folks usually start to filter out when listening for long hours.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Honestly, smaller artists. Those folks producing hits for a smaller audience out of their apartment tend to be at the top of my playlist.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and production in general. Editing and bringing out the best sound I can in a project.