Working With Me
After many years of doing this, I've come to realize that ultimately what I try to do when working on a project, is to get into the mind of my client and make sure I understand what they are trying to do.
I work with many types of people on many types of projects, so this usually just requires good communication along with listening to music together; discussing likes and dislikes; in an effort to learn where they are coming from, and where they hope to end up for their project.
I'm very well organized.
I'm punctual with meetings as well as with deadlines.
I save often and back-up regularly!
These days, I do a lot of mixing of other peoples' recorded tracks.
I typically do most of the mixing by myself, and then make revisions based on the artists' feedback. Sometimes the client will want to come work with me in person, but generally I find that it works better to have the client listen and critique on their own listening systems. I think it saves a lot of time, rather than having people try to critique mixes, listening on unfamiliar speakers in an unfamiliar space.
I'm not a Producer. I consider myself an experienced engineer with opinions. It's not unusual for me to share opinions, thoughts or ideas (if they are welcome); but I am definitely not a songwriter or arranger. I've worked along side some great producers and although I've learned a lot from them, I'm comfortable in my role as a mix engineer.
If you're not sure if you want to work with me, I'm happy to do a trial mix. If you don't like it there's no charge, and if you do like it, the billing process has just begun. This is good for both of us. I'm trying to make a good impression on you, and you'll get a rough idea of how much time we might spend per song. I charge by the hour, so this can help make a rough estimate for your entire project.