Recording & Mix, Engineer

Shak on SoundBetter

Hi My name is shak I am a recording and mix engineer.

I have recording and mixing experience going back some 15 years, I have worked with UK hiphop, Grime and Dance artist over the years. I managed a recording studio and an Internet radio station.
I have lots of experience in recording vocals instruments and editing.
I currently work in a concert hall in central London where I mix lots of stuff from Jazz to corporate events.
I have worked with big name artist and bing corporations including the BBC, Bloomberg, Warner.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Shak

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

  2. A: So many I don't have one.

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

  4. A: My own projects recoding. Mixing lots of Live Jazz bands in central London, Barbican Milton court.

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

  6. A: no yet

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both analogue because all digital is trying to do is sound like the original analog counterparts. you can not have todays music industry without digital.

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

  10. A: That I will do my best

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

  12. A: Everything from being in the studio to working with different artist.

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

  14. A: Non

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

  16. A: where is the final results going. How big is the project in terms of backing, and how much freedom do I have can I make changes or is it all fixed and just needs mixing.

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

  18. A: Talk to the person and make sure they understand your project

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

  20. A: A bottle full of water a big one

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

  22. A: I have been recording and mixing for 15 years +

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Hip Hop / Jazz / Dance I work across so much stuff its all about the vibe not the style of music.

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

  26. A: I don't worship artist it depends on what mood am in and what I need from them.

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

  28. A: listen to the song as a whole don't get bogged down with details till everything sounds good.

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

  30. A: Uk hip Hop, Grime, Dance.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Recoding and Mixing

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

  34. A: A good ear and lots of production experience.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: My studio is a hybrid of analog and digital, I have the option to work in the box if I am editing or doing other tasks that doesn't require outboard processing. I can also send the sound out for external processing to my fleximix desk made in 1979 designed by John Oram great british EQ. I monitor using Genelec 1032A's and Yamaha NS10's.

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

  38. A: I get inspired by all the artist I work with in one way or another. Each artist has their own talent some playing music some singing and some with their own production style.

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

  40. A: Recording vocals and mixing.

Terms Of Service

All terms are subject to my standard terms, each project is subject to my general terms unless other wise stated.
I will discuss each project and layout any additional terms.

Gear Highlights
  • Avalon 747
  • Roland Re201
  • Genelec 1032A
  • Lucid 8192.
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