I've mixed, produced and written projects for Warner Music, Armada Music, Strange Music, Auryn64. Produced and mixed top 5 Billboard charting soundtrack. I currently own a commercial studio in Toronto, Canada. I have a Diploma in Audio Engineering from IAR in New York and have worked in the industry for 20 years.
If you are interested in working with me I usually like to hear a rough mix from your song first. I thrive on communication and enjoy hearing as many ideas as possible. I am able to mix, tune vocals, and edit to a high level. I can also mix both in the box and in console or as hybrid depending on the needs of a project. I have had mentors in Pop, Rock and Rap/Trap throughout my learning years and have no leaning towards a specific genre. I've also designed synthesizer plugins for Reason Studios "The Synthwave plugin" and have an affinity to nostalgic music programming. I am also able to speak basic Mandarin, French and fluent English (My first language). I do include a master in all my mixes for free but always recommend my clients to seek 3rd party mastering if their budget permits.
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Interview with Adrian Gariba
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced and mixed a song on the In Search of Darkness soundtrack. I'm proud of it because I was a huge 80s horror movie fan and anything connected to John Carpenter was big for me. The soundtrack also charted on Billboard top 5 Electronic which also helped. :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Analog has a tone that is still hard to capture in plugins. Digital has instant recall and much better automation and editing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If I accepted to work on your project. It's because I feel I can make it better. You will walk out of this experience better than you walked in. That's my #1 promise.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What don't I like? I like it all!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How was this recorded? What are your inspirations, references?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared and manage your expectations. Check what you have side by side against what inspires you.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style has some nostalgic feel but I'm fully in the modern era.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm a very multi genre inspired person and have no preferences.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That would depend on the song...:)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 20 years of experience as a soundesigner, songwriter, producer and mix engineer. Even if I'm only booked for one task I feel it helps to know the rest.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically get files sent to me prior to booking a project. I only work on projects I feel are in a position to get their money's worth. I like to manage expectations and get inspired by those I work with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix and produce entirely hybrid. I have both plugins as well as hardware in my setup. The centerpiece of my studio is my T-Series console. I also have a collection of rare mic pres, and analog synthesizers. My room is also tuned and treated professionally.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mix engineers that inspire me include Spike Stent, Serban, and the late Bruce Swedien. Producers that inspire me vary far and wide that I don't think there is space to list them.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically produce and mix for clients.