SoundGirls Spotlight

INEZ

Producer - Singer-Songwriter - Audio Engineer - Musician

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Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

How did you become a producer/sound engineer?
I convinced my dad to buy me FL Studio 6 under the guise of it being necessary for a school project. It had a half truth that started me on the path of beat making and sampling. Through beat making I discovered mix engineering. After a few years at a college that didn’t align with my dreams of music, I found my way to Berklee (c/o 2018). It was there that I learned so much of what I use today as an audio engineer, producer and singer-songwriter.

What advice would you give students either going into school or just graduating about getting a job in this industry?
Don’t worry about the money, it’ll come. Focus on your strengths, always be coachable, lead with love and ALWAYS do good business.

What are the major qualities required to be a good sound engineer in your opinion?
A good engineer is prepared yet flexible, personable yet professional, and is someone who trusts their ears to make the choice. I also think that engineers who allow themselves to always be a student, and who open themselves up to learning from even the youngest of engineers are the ones who see the most success.

What is your recording/producing philosophy?
I’d rather have an imperfect take with soul, than a perfect take that lacks it.

What producers/engineers inspire/inspired you?
Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, Missy Elliott, John Kercy, Dmile

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