Make Your Music Sound Great with Tony Krav
Started out recording at the age of 11 in 2000 on a karaoke machine with instrumental CDs. (At one point the CD player part had broke, so I had to play the instrumental CD from the Playstation through TV with the mic near the TV speaker and record my vocals.) I then started using Cool Edit Pro in high school with a webcam microphone I got for $10. 2008, this is the year I started to study the art of being an engineer (books, youtube, 2 local engineers and trial & error). 2010, now working with Studio One, Focusrite Interface & a MXL microphone, still just recording myself, my cousins and my group at the time honing my craft I gained thee attention of other local artist who wanted to pay me to record and mix their music, and this is where it started to really become a profession. I finally started offering my services to other artist in 2009. 5 years later I decided to go to school to learn more and take my career to the next level so I attended and graduated from Omega Studios School (because Young Guru went there). While in school I built a mobile recording studio set up and traveled to my clients for sessions. After school I worked out of multiple studio spaces around the Baltimore area growing my brand and network. Finally finding a home base studio at The Gold Room with a long-time friend over the years (Cutty). Now is the time where I MAXIMIZE YOUR SONICS.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ENGINEERING
Not to exaggerate but absolutely everything. The technical part, the emotional part, the creative part, the "I dont know what to do with this and gotta figure it out part, the being my client's therapist part, the creating a vibe part. I live for music, Its the only thing that can set the mood, change the mood and/or enhance the mood
FAVORITE ENGINEERS / WHO INSPIRE ME
Young Guru, Manny Marroquin, Jaycen Joshua, Tony Maserati, Kuk Harrel, Noah Shebib & MixedByAli.
Larry "Pop Da Man” Summerville
SOME OF MY FAVORITE GEAR & PLUGINS
UAD Interface, Focal Alpha 80, Sony MDR-7506, AKG C214, 610-B Preamp, 1176, LA-2A, Pultec EQ, BBE 882i, Waves SSL Bundle, Waves Hybrid Bundle, Soundtoys
Where do you see your self in the next few years what are your longterm goals?
I WANT TO BE ONE OF THE GO-TO ENGINEERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND HAVE A CLIENT LIST OF BILLBOARD HOT 100 & GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST. I ASPIRE TO HAVE SOME OF THE BEST FEELING AND SOUNDING MIXES IN THE WORLD.