I'm a perfectionist. My job is to help your music convey true emotion and affect people on a deeper level.
Musician since the age of 5, working with audio for 11 years, I'm an artist myself. In addition can play drums, bass, guitar and keys on your track.
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Interview with James Violeen
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do everything in the box. sometimes utilize a TLA tube preamp/compressor, on rare occasions. Pro Tools HD
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own music
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/161134-zakhar-valaha Lifesaver. I've worked with Zakhar many times. Easy to communicate, very recommended!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: definitely both
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Like I said, I'm a perfectionist. Attention to detail is everything. I wanna be sure there's nothing poking your ears every time you listen to your music
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Experimenting with sound and of course the end result, and when I see people rocking to it=)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I need to see it the way my clients do. Usually I want a reference song, or for them to describe a feeling the song should carry.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I first began recording my band on my moms laptop in 2008. since then, there was A LOT of mistakes and failure, which I occasionally enjoy reminiscing😅 Now that I finally have a well treated studio with great monitoring, I'm confident in my work, and believe there's nothing that prevents me from producing awesome sounding music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: my mixing style varies depending on the music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Jackson. don't ask why
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Even better - two. Record great audio at the source. When you find a feeling, commit to it, relax and live with it . By that I mean render stuff
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, rock, groovy stuff
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: shine and sparkle🙌 maybe a fresh point of view if asked for it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland,The Neptunes, Bob Clearmountain,Tony Maserati etc. all the greats
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly mixing & mastering