Playing any instrument that falls into my hands and building on poeples ideas. I also have a few of my own.
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Interview with Benjamin Hoel
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently looking for work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm running a Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 with Cubase LE 6 / Pro Tools 10 HD on an Acer Aspire.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kristian Fanavoll Tvedt, Josefin Winther, Lurf, Rob Cavallo, Butch Vig, Niklas Almqvist, David De La Hoz, Damon Albarn
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Is it very dull to say that my style adapts to whatever kind of project I work on?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I work as hard as I can to bring out the dynamics and feel from everything I take part in.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Kristian Fanavoll Tvedt, Lars Harald L. Elnes
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Live; Analog, because digital consoles are more trouble than they're worth. Studio; Digital, because of the freedom and because it takes up less space.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar. I wouldn't need anything else on a deserted island, would I?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been schooled in music production for four years now, and I am constantly on the lookout for projects to take part in.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: That would be my role in the band "How's Annie?", because we all get along very well both musically and as friends. I play drums and sing, and I also co-mixed our EP.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't look at the knobs. Just listen.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hardcore and Pop/Rock.