Near the start of quarantine Nick Platoff contacted me and introduced himself. He is an amazing trombonist who became a member of the San Francisco Symphony before the age of 30. He said that he had a song that he wanted to mix, master and release during Covid quarantine and asked if I would be willing to teach him how to mix his own music over Zoom.
We started with general mixing concepts on one song. Then he started sharing several other tracks and ideas he had started or gotten pretty far along. The ambition of his vision was really unique. Several of the songs had over 100 tracks with parts contributed by such top-tier musicians. Not only that, Nick completely stepped out of his comfort zone with enthusiasm to learn about the intricacies of new genres, techniques and production approaches.
Over two-and-a-half years later, Nick released his album. It’s such an epic first release. It was an honor to co-produce, mix and master this.
It’s available on streaming platforms below. I hope you enjoy it!
Today Genevieve Artadi released her new single and video called “Nowhere to Go”. It’s just an incredible demonstration of genius writing, production and vision on her part. I mixed and mastered this track and thought I would share it with you. I hope you enjoy.
Anna Freedman has released her new single, “Big Plans”. I’m really excited because the record turned out great and it’s my first release as a producer/mixer/arranger (besides my own music). Many of you may recall the series I did on how to make a record in this blog. I wanted to announce the official release with you here, in this post.
A couple of days ago I stayed up until 6 am mixing and mastering a new song that Genevieve Artadi had just finished recording. I think I started at 10 or 11 p.m. the night before, so a pretty standard amount of time for a mix/master with this type of song. After finishing the mix and revisions (and sleeping a few hours), I processed the whirlwind of activities and thought about it from a teacher/mentor perspective. There were many cool lessons that I learned from the experience, but the thing I kept thinking about is how Genevieve left no room for fear, self-doubt or negativity through the whole process.