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How did you become a producer/sound engineer?
I stumbled into audio production by accident. After being a singer-songwriter for several years, I ventured into making my own demos with the goal of improving my songwriting arrangements. Once I began producing my own tracks, I realized that I love producing more than any other aspect of making music. I threw myself into learning everything I could about production, engineering, mixing, and sound design. Eventually, I was able to develop my own sound and build a career that blends my artistry and production skills.
What advice would you give students either going into school or just graduating about getting a job in this industry?
Keep an open mind and see where your creativity leads you! And be patient — it might take a few tries to find your niche, but you’ll get there.
What are the major qualities required to be a good sound engineer in your opinion?
Detail-oriented, empathetic, flexible and open-minded.
What is your recording/producing philosophy?
Keep an open mind and be willing to try anything. Also, I try not to get attached to any one idea. And stay organized! I keep my sessions and files well-organized and easy to navigate, which frees up space for creativity.
What producers/engineers inspire/inspired you?
Imogen Heap, Grimes, Missy Elliot and Suzanne Ciani