"My philosophy in the studio or mixing comes from many years of being around producers, engineers and mixers whom I have respected. It's always different from artist to artist and session to session. I'm usually full of options when I'm engineering and try not to get locked into anything. Also having a positive attitude helps and being able to work around things, when technical situations come up and they often do. It helps to have the ability to build trust when you're working with an artist for the first time. For me, I must feel the mixes before presenting it. You are creating your version of what the artist had in mind when they wrote their song. Songs are sometimes personal and to be able to capture it is an art and a thrill."