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Interview with Blu-Flame Music Studio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timberland, Jay Z, P Diddy, Pharrel, Stephen Mcgregor, Don Corleone, Chimney Records.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup comprises of a Saffire Pro40 sound card and outboard gear ART Pro MPA II and ART Pro-VLA II . I also have an array of digital processors.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I tend to start a mix with 3 reference sounds. I choose the sounds/instruments that best suite the overall feeling of the song (including the vocals) and mix around the balance of these 3 sounds/instruments.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my ability to connect with the artists delivery style and my understanding of audio processing to bring out the best qualities of a song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One production tip I would share is to encourage the use of channel separation vs stereo channels during mixing. This helps to achieve the clean clear mixes that we all love.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Kelly Rowland. I think she has an amazing voice and her vocal delivery is very expressive. I also appreciate her writing ability.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am very hard working. I put a lot of effort in my work to ensure the very best quality at the end of the project. The end result being a satisfied customer.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced a reggae compilation (Celestial Riddim), which I am most proud of. My role was the producer, mixing and mastering engineer and recording engineer for several of the tracks. This project has been very a successful production for me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think the understanding of the audio production process is the biggest misconception. Good communication is required to overcome this and achieve the best results.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the ability to create/polish/use my understanding of audio, to create high quality songs.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise a good level of communication, ensuring customer satisfaction.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think both analog and digital have its place in todays world of audio production. I personally like the character of the sound produced through analog gear. It tends to have a warmer feel. Music produced in the digital domain tends to have a sharp/edgy sound. Both have there place in different genres of music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common type of work is Mixing and Mastering.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill : Both Mixing and Mastering
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: So far I've worked on Reggae, Dancehall, RnB and EDM tracks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started music production on my own 15 years ago. Self taught, self learned and now very skilled. Since then I have successfully composed and produced and put on the market, tracks from several genres.