Rejuvenate your song by getting an incredible mix and master, where I'm with you every step of the way.
For nearly 16 years, I've seen how difficult it can be for artist get their songs mixed and mastered. I specialize in working directly with artist who need help in breathing new life in their mixes. This can include restoring and old song, remixing and mastering an old session. I don't just mix your music, I will give you tips and tricks on how to make your recordings better in the future. Whether that be microphone alternatives or acoustic treatments options.
I don't just want to mix and master your song. I want to remix the way you think about the entire process.
I started my first journey into audio engeneering when Tascam released their first 4 track recorder. I recieved my Audio Engeneering Degree at The Lexington Institute For Recording Arts while pursing a Bachelors Degree in Multi-Media and Production.
I spent alot of my time working the bar scenes recording live bands through the sound board and taking those tracks home to breath new life into them.
While working as a sound designer for documentaries, animations and short films.
I've worked with such artist as Black Stone Cherry, Days of the New, Truth Be Told, Unreserved and Mustand Sally writer himself Sir Mack Rice.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Aaron Gabbard
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a secret project with Justin Roiland and Squanch Games which really helped me to get in touch with my creative side. Without giving anything away my role was to create some amazing content.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have an achieve of music I pulled out of some old hard drives from a friend who passed away recently. So when I start to feel a little burnout I pull out some old songs he did and work on restoring them in hopes that one day I will get them all done so I can share them with the world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sure, the entire community is filled with talented people.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital all the way. I remember recording on reel to reels when I started production school, and cutting your tracks and taping them back together wasn't an easy task. Running your effects through the board with thousands of wires and your releasing the mute from your bus to get chorus and delay only on the chorus parts was tough.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will do what I can to make sure your not alone in this process and that you get someone you can continue your legacy with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the aspect of being able to help people to hear what they hear and feel. I like knowing that I can provide that kind of service to people who didn't have it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you take a look at this song and tell me what you would do?" I say sure! "Why does my mix sound so bad?" That depends? Where did you record it, do you have bass traps, is your room sound proofed, acoustic treated, did you turn the gain up to high, what kind of microphones did you use. Would you mind if I play with it to see if I can make it sound better?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's really easy, quick and anyone can learn to do it over night.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is it that you like about your music and how I help continue to enjoy it. What is it about your music you don't like and what can I do to help your enjoy it again.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is don't be afraid to approach me with anything. I've probably been there before and understand how hard of a decision it is mentally and financially commit to letting someone play around with your sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Acoustic Guitar, Behringer UMC404hd and a Mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I always seen music as visual. I originally wanted to be a video editor, podcaster, blogger or voice over artist for cartoons. But I grew up with a Brother who loved to play drums and a community full of people who played music. I was always wanting to capture that music like a photograph. I've been doing this since I was 14 years old. I started out by using multiple VCRs taping shows and over dubbing my own voice overs, or working on a Tascam 4 track until I wanted to make things portable and started going from band to band recording, mixing and helping the community of musicians I was surrounded by have something to share.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Daniel Johns from Silverchair.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always back up, save and achieve your work. You never know when you want to look go back and tinker with a song or recording.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work with Alternative Rock, Southern Rock, Country and Bluegrass. But I also enjoy working on orchestral sound, music with pianos and music that can pull your heart out or making it beat with high intensity and excitement.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to hyper focus and not give up on my task.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the excitement and fun that comes along with making the music. I'm very serious about making something that you can be proud of because I want each person to feel like they have a high quality sound that they can be proud of.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start by always listening to what the current state of a song is and daydreaming myself into what it could be. I look at every client as if I'm a fan so that I can get as much enjoyment from their sound as they do. When I get a balance mix and it sounds level throughout, I test it in mono and gradually try to eliminate any impurities such as his hums, scraps bumps etc and work to hear the purity of each instrument before moving forward. This allows me feel comfortable performing proper house keeping routines.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently in the process of renovating a small 20x20 mixing and mastering studio. I've spend alot of time modeling and rendering the multiple rooms as well as how I will go about soundproofing it. Currently it has perfectly treatment acoustic perfect for mixing and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by Stone Temple Pilots, The Doors, Chris Cornell and any musician who is trying to build a legacy or already has. I'm inspired by musicians who used their music to not just inspire people but leave behind a legacy.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly work to help clients get a head start on their careers. I capture their legacies in mixes and revitalize peoples excitement and pride with my masters. I also like to help up and coming podcasters and videographers edit their sounds into stories.