Michael D

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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  1. Review by Tony C.

    Michael D is a consumate professional who is excellent at his trade. I had never done this process before and he walked me through it with professionalism and patience. He produced an end product that met my high standards of what I wanted my song to be. I am extremely happy with Michael and highly recommend him.

Interview with Michael D

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I love analog. Outboard analog equipment is desirable. However, there is very good digital software out today that gets some of this. Digital is finally filling in the missing ingredients, and if you understand the recording and mixing process and the signal chain, you can achieve an analog desirable sound. A hybrid of analog and digital is what everybody is doing.

  3. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  4. A: How long will it take? When will it be done? Those are 2 common questions. My answer is always the same. I will always have an estimation based on what the job details are for the first full mix. After listening and discussing the first full mix, we can then work on revisions and ideas so that the final product meets our artistic goals.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: I'm not a DJ.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: What albums would you like to use as a reference to the sound you desire? What style are you going for? What genre are you marketing to? What message are you trying to convey?

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Ready. Here goes. Pen, Notebook, Acoustic guitar, tuner, and a pick

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Again, this is exactly where getting the job done right matters. Every band or artist is different. Depending on the idea and what they want to achieve will determine that style. Sometimes, clean, silky, and punchy works, and other times more lo-fi, warm, and dirty works. It's all about the style, genre, and message. I will leave it there.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Wow, that's a great question. My favorite bands of all time are Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Doors, and Kiss. They are the core four. Then there's an extensive list of bands right behind them, such as The Beatles, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, SoundGarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, and many others. I've also found a whole new community of bands under The Stoner Rock/Doom umbrella that I love. There are alot of bands in the Stoner Rock/Desert Rock/and Grunge genres currently that I would love to work with.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: A static mix will be static and boring...Make it interesting all the way through. I'm not here to make demos.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: I enjoy working with all genres of rock music, acoustic music, pop-rock, and metal.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: My strongest skill is seeing a project all the way through, done the right way. From idea to final product, you should have a song or album that fits the artist perfectly, in terms of style, genre, character, and the message.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: I like to see what the song has first. If all the recording is really done and how the session looks. Pre-production of a song is so important. Next, getting everything organized is crucial to workflow. It's important for the musicians to send songs that are organized. Once the mundane work is out of the way, then getting a rough mix together and a plan for the direction of the song is in order. That is important for the genre, the style, and the idea you want to convey. When those things are checked off, I like to move swiftly getting a great mix together.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Well, first and foremost, I've put time into acoustically treating my studio and tightening up it's sound. Tightening up the low end of your studio for recording and mixing is essential. I use Pro Tools with a mix of high end outboard gear and all the latest and best sounding software. I love microphones so I have a nice collection of them, and I am a guitar player, so you will see some marshalls, gibsons, and other guitars and amps around here.

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: My biggest musical influences come from classic rock, metal, and the stoner rock/desert rock/grunge scene. I also have a long history of listening to what is on the radio. Perhaps you could say I have more listening hours on the radio then to my collection of music. Although my collection of music is large and played most often, I've spent more hours traveling by car and listening to the radio.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Well, mixing engineers are responsible for blending and balancing individual tracks of a song to create a cohesive and polished final mix. With that being said, The goal of a mixing engineer is to enhance the overall sonic quality of a recording and to bring out the best in each individual element, creating a professional and engaging listening experience for the audience. The specific tasks may vary depending on the genre, style, and client preferences.

  29. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  30. A: I am extremely proud of all of my work. I find great value in all the projects I work on. My latest project was released on September 26, 2023, so naturally, that is the work I am most proud of today.

  31. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  32. A: I just finished an album that was released in September 2023. I am currently working on recording and mixing another album.

  33. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  34. A: I am not aware of anybody that i know on SoundBetter at the present time.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: Satisfaction is guaranteed

  37. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  38. A: It is my passion, so that's what I like most.

  39. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  40. A: Make sure there is great communication skills and that there is an easy process to meet artistic visions.

  41. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  42. A: I was formerly a telecommunications engineer for 20 years and have decided to pursue a life long dream. I've studied and have been doing audio production for 20 years.

  43. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  44. A: I write music, play guitar, and have produced and engineered albums. I am always very involved with the music industry side of things. That includes the legal music business side and the marketing side, staying involved with public relations and being involved with the communities. Having a large collection of music and spending alot of time listening to the radio is useful too.

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Typical turn around time for 1 song under 5 minutes with less then 20 tracks is a few days to 1 week for the initial full mix. After that discussing revisions is next. 2 minor revisions is typical.

GenresSounds Like
  • Black Sabbath
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Nirvana
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  • Universal Audio m-610
  • RME ADI-2
  • Nuemann TLM 103
  • Shure SM7b
  • Senheiser MD421
  • Yamaha NS-10
  • Tannoy
  • Marshall
  • Gibson
  • Jackson
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