Antonio Wayside

Audio Mixing

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Hello my name is Antonio Wayside. I'm in audio engineer based from southern Maryland with over 3+ years of professional experience with major labels including (Atlantic, Sony Music, & Roc Nation) and 6+ years of recording independent artists. I'm here to help you reach a consistent sonic quality for release and a competitive edge in the industry.

Mixing is where the magic happens and I specialize in making that magic happen for you. From Urban to Pop and all in between I mix records as you hear them. My editing process includes an initial cleaning of the record of unnecessary noises, vocal tuning (if needed) and proper arrangement. From there I start my mixing process.

Please contact me before the mixing so I can approve your files. Be sure to give a copy of the rough version of the record and/or a reference track to make that vision more clear, after that I just need your dry, consolidated stems!

Previews here: https://antoniowayside.com/music/albums

7+ Million Streams

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Languages

  • English

Interview with Antonio Wayside

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

  2. A: I'm very proud of a record I mixed for Loudmouf and Kang Forever titled "Bop It". It was a fun mix, received 350,000 streams on Spotify, and lead to a great relationship with the client to this day.

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

  4. A: Multiple projects.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Plug-ins have come an extreme long way in the world of audio over the years. To the point that there's hardly a difference in sound compared to the hardware. This allows for cooler tricks and techniques. A lot of mixes that chart and do amazing numbers are mixed in the box. However with gear you can get to the end result faster, also you can push hardware harder. Plugins have a limit in which they will tap out and your sound will distort, gear rounds off the signal allowing you to go further.

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

  8. A: I promise to deliver a consistent, competitive quality of sound. You'll always stand out in this highly saturated market.

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

  10. A: Turning nothing into something. There's no rules technically it's all according to taste. The science of audio is truly fascinating.

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

  12. A: What is mixing? - mixing multiple stems (audio tracks) together through gain-staging, compressor, eq, and effects until there is a clear sonic blend and color. then polishing it off with FX for excitement and arrangement. Should I send the stems dry or wet? - DRY. How long do you take to mix a record on average? - Depends on the record and what it needs. On average 4 hours.

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

  14. A: Mixing and Mastering are to be done together. They are 2 separate jobs.

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

  16. A: Communication is key! tell me about your vision of the record, perhaps notes from the tracking session. Be sure to give me references as well as the rough recording. I'm down to talk throughout the entire mixing process.

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

  18. A: Antelope Goliath, Focal Trio 11s, Presonus Tremblor 10, Audioscape buss compressor, Zulu Tape Machine

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

  20. A: I started as a song writer, became a beatmaker/producer shortly afterwards, then found a calling in audio engineering. Professionally 3+ years, Amateur 7+ years

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Urban

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

  24. A: Travis Scott. The high energy and mind boggling fx style leaves a lot of room for creativity, experimentation, and it just seems like a fun challenge.

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

  26. A: After laying down an idea or a project, take a break from it. After your ears have rested come back to the song with a clear mind to finish or revise. You will get a lot more out of the record.

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

  28. A: Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: mixing vocals.

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

  32. A: The Wayside Experience. I bring my professional experience of what i know is required from the listeners and my artistic taste to the song. I like to think of myself as the bridge in the gap to completion.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: My DAW of choice is Logic Pro X. from there I use an array of plugins from Waves, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, Baby Audio, and more. My Hardware includes a vocal chain using a KT-2A, EQP-KT, and a Pro VLA II, and I use an Audioscape buss compressor on my mix bus.

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

  36. A: William Bowser, JLtheengineer, Jaycen Joshua, Mike Dean, Dr. Dre, Noah Shebib, IRKO, Dave Pensado, Wavy Wayne, Devvon Terrell

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

  38. A: Mixing and Mastering

GenresSounds Like
  • Drake
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Kendrick Lamar
Gear Highlights
  • La2a
  • EQP-KT
  • Audioscape buss compressor
  • Pro VLA II
  • Focal Alpha 65s
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