My Name is Ben, and I will take Your song from Amatuer Bedroom level to Radio-Ready. Quickly, with competeive pricing.
The market is now flooded with songs recorded at home by almost everyone these days. The market is also flooded with dull, muddy-sounding tracks. The best way to cut above the din is with professional-sounding tracks.
Disco Robot solves this problem for you with Mastering. Mastering is the final piece of the puzzle. It is essential that your tracks are given a Mastering treatment to 'lift the blanket' off the speakers, giving crisp Highs and full Lows in your mix, and also lifting the overall volume of your track to stand tall against the big artists on your favorite playlists.
Disco Robot is also a Re-mix specialist. If you've recorded your song at home, and can't get it to sound the way you want, I will help. Mixing can be frustrating, don't let your frustration block your creativity, allow me to help your great songs sound awesome.
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Interview with Disco Robot
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want your song to sound like? As in, reference tracks of tunes you like, and I also give feedback on your mix if I hear any frequency issues that may affect the final master. I don't just throw on a fancy plug-in and set & forget.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Not sure if most providers give a free sample, but if you're unsure if I'm a good fit for your project, reach out, and I'll give you a 30sec preview of what your track can sound like. For free.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Constant improvement with every project. I don't ever want to be complacent in my role as a Mastering Engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. We can't fight the digital age, and there are so many new technologies that bring the Analog world into our lives that most can't distinguish between the two. However, it's super fun to play with cool old Analog gear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To bring out the best in their songs so they can be confident they will stand up next to the bigger artists on their favorite playlists.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being a part of helping create meaningful art. Even if it is never heard by the wider public.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That Mastering can be done in the mixing phase, or that online Mastering is going the be the best solution. This is 100% the biggest mistake an indie artist can do. AI can only do so much, and won't take into account the nuances of musicality.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Taylor 714, Focusrite interface, Slate ML1, LA2A compressor and a Presonus faderport 8
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a Sonar operator in the Navy, and so, the analytical skills required in Mastering are almost second nature. I'd always wanted to be known for my songwriting, but over the past 10 years I've slowly learned that I'm far more useful behind the desk, helping make great sounds sound even better.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Stapleton... I mean, who wouldn't?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't settle on one microphone if you're able, and place that mic at around the 12th fret of the guitar with the capsule slightly biased towards the soundhole. It'll give a cleaner, less boomy sound to your recording.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything Guitar Driven.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Organization and speedy work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An objective ear with over 10 years experience in the industry. I can also provide arrangement and Somgwriting critique if required as I have been mentored by Mary Gauthier, a Grammy Nominated Country artist from Nashville.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Liaise with the client to establish what they want, discuss any mix issues, or reference track choice. If required I will get the client to re-mix with constructive feedback, Or I will re-mix for them. Once all parties are happy, the Mastering process is typically done within a day, sent back to the client for any revisions, and once completed, I will send through a HQ WAV file in the requested formats (iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, CD etc including Mp3 of the Mastered track).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: No frills, to the point utilizing Harrison Mixbus, Slate Plug-in suite, and state-of-the-art software from Kush/Waves/Oxford.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sylvia Massey, Warren Huart, Jordan Valeriote, Blake La Grange, CLA,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering of Guitar driven rock, country/Americana, singer/songwriter, indie pop.