10 years of Experience in Music Production and 5 years mixing, with an ear for pop musicality, I'l bring your project to the place you want it! If that means something with a reference in mind, let's get it done!!! OR, if it means total creativity, WHY NOT!?!?!
I've had the opportunity to be around music production since 11th grade in high school in the Bahamas. I fell in love with it and over the years have enhanced my skills. I am a musician (keys, bass), producer and mix engineer. I am certified through "The Recording Connection."
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Interview with Josh Chan
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'd lean more digital because in this era, technology in the digital world has done a great job of modeling the analog sound. That being said, you can't discredit a person who would opt to go Analog, because all digital is trying to do is mimic analog. Personally, I have a hybrid setup. A little bit of both.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the recording engineer and a musician(post) on a project by a christian artist by the name of Lisa Brunson. She is well respected in the christian/church world and I helped her to get her project where she wanted it. It was also the height of the pandemic in 2020 so that one sticks out for me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A local artist by the name of Whitney Nicole. I'm on my second song with her. She loved the first one I did so I was happy about that.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No I don't.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise clear communication from my end.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's something I enjoy doing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have you been doing this? I tell them. 10 years production and 5 years engineering.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I've only been local and have only worked based on word of mouth, but if there was one, I'd say that I'm limited to one genre. Like I mentioned earlier, I think my ear is my greatest asset so if I can hear it, I can do it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Their overall goal and reference. From there I have a guide.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask all the questions that you need to before you commit.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MY LAPTOP, an interface, a nice pair of headphones, my hard drive and power supply.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm currently 31 years old. I grew up in Freeport, Bahamas where I played the keyboard/piano in church. in 2011, I went to a Christian College to get a degree in Music Theory. I did, Associates. I didn't continue farther because around 2014, I had already experienced live recordings and music production and decided that sort of thing was what I was attracted to or wanted to do. I started building my home studio around 2015 and starting taking local gigs. Over the years sort of crossed over from gospel production/TV mixing to a more mainstream sound. I've been local since then. I've only never had big artist opportunities but I felt like I needed to get certified. in 2021, I did an advanced engineering and production course with the Recording Connection. I did very well and that is how I ended up here on Soundbetter. I've been around production and producing for about 10 years and engineered for about 5.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is influenced by some I mentioned above so unique is probably not a word I'd use, but if I were to use one it would be "musical."
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Brown. First off, I'm a long time fan and he's been an influence because he is a phenom of a creator. I'd like to witness his process of layering his sound to a project and be a part of it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay simple. Less is more. Be conscious of the artist that will eventually be the main talent in a song and leave space for them.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear. That contributes to how I hear things. This can be in music production, mixing and pitch correcting vocals. Clients that have worked with me may say other things but it will still point back to my ear.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Being a musical guy, I tend to bring a musical approach. In production, melodic, groovy feels. I've learned over the years being a FOH engineer, that frequencies matter so in production, I try to put every element in its space. As a mixer, I adapted Jaycen Joshua as my far away mentor. I look to keep everything balanced but make the main elements shine in a way to showcase the producer and artists' musical gifts.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After I'm contacted, I ask the client their goal and always ask for a reference for both the production and the mix if I'm asked to do both. I've mostly worked with local clients in my city so there would be a meeting set up; their they'd listen to my work. Same is done with a virtual meeting, or call, where i send links to my work. Once they've decide to use my services, we discuss budget and prices then from there I get to work. Once I'm done, I get reviews, then get the song to where the client wants it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I built a hybrid setup at my home. I have a UAD Apollo x8p at the center of it. Out after every mix, I send my 4 main stereo busses via adat to a Cranborne Audio 500 Adat(500 series chassis) filled with pairs of Tonelux TX5C's, dbx 560A's, a Serpent SB4001 Compressor and a Shadow Hills Optograph. I clock my rack gear with an Apogee Big Ben master clock. I mix in Pro Tools. For music production I typically use Logic Pro using samples that I've gathered over the years, or Splice. I use Omnisphere, Keyscape, Ana 2, Kontakt, some logic pro stock sounds and some others. Because I'm a musician, I rarely use loops but am not opposed to using them if they work.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Jaycen Joshua, Stargate, Dark Child, Chris Brown, H.E.R and many who are similar to these.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full song production and mix.