Music Mixing Engineer

Philtrak on SoundBetter

Music Mixing with Vibe and Attitude.

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Interview with Philtrak

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

  2. A: Anthony Hamilton ‘Do You Feel Me’ Everyone was happy with the mix I did.

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

  4. A: Mixing a soundtrack for a film

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

  6. A: I don’t know anyone currently

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, it depends on the production.

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

  10. A: They are happy with the music

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

  12. A: I enjoy the production process

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

  14. A: What type of music am I into? I’m a fan of all type of music.

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

  16. A: I’m only into hip hop.

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

  18. A: Make sure you’re happy with the track

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

  20. A: LA3A, Dim D, PCM 90, SSL Six Mixer and SSL Bus Compressor

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

  22. A: I’m a drummer, DJ and recording engineer. I’ve been in the music industry for 25 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Groove with attitude.

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

  26. A: Tatev and Brooklyn Lou and Hank Shocklee

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

  28. A: Cut frequencies before boosting.

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

  30. A: Hip-hop, Rap, Jazz, Rock and Electronica.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Mixing

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

  34. A: Clarity, vibe and attitude

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

  36. A: Organization, edit, clean, balance and mix.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Mac Pro Tools Logic Pro Yamaha and KRK Monitors UAD Interface SSL Six Mixer Waves and UAD Plug-in

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

  40. A: Brian Eno Steve Lillywhite Hank Shocklee Pete Rock Conny Plank Timbaland

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

  42. A: Hip Hop Dance House Electronica Downtempo