Ralph Dejean (born January 2 1980) better known by his stage name Sontwisted is a Haitian born American rapper and producer out of Brooklyn New York
I make Boom Bap Beats for pure lyricist's
- Ableton Live 9
- Maschine studio
- Mpd 26
- MPk 61 maschine mk2 mpd 18 axiom 25
Interview with Sontwisted
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I recently produced a track for my fiance's cousin i actually made it before we really got into details and she loved it
Analog or digital and why?
digital it allows for less space and physical gear to be used
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
i will work on your track until its right
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
how much do i charge $400 for custom made $150 for pre-made exclusives @25 for leases
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
that anything should be given for free based on whether you are currently making money with your music some artist dont realize how much money and time it cost to be a producer even with a small home studio
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
how many beats do they need what is their budget and do they need a specific sound or feel
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
be clear about what you want to accomplish and serious about what you are trying to do and know there are real costs associated with being a musician
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
my laptop ,maschine studio,mpk61,saffire six,krk5 i really wanted to put my mic in that list but but it comes with other gear itself
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
starting an independent label to help artist make a real living off of their music i have been producing for 4 years but putting my beats out for a year and a half
Can you share one music production tip?
be patient and keep practicing and learning you dont get good overnight and even the people who are good run into challenges when creating
What type of music do you usually work on?
hip hop some r&b
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
young guru,9th wonder,just blaze,dre,boonie mayfield,scott storch,tcustomz
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
producing hip hop instrumentals
What are you working on at the moment?
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
i dont know anyone
What do you like most about your job?
the creative process
How would you describe your style?
straight boom bap
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
oun p,locksmith,ra the rugged man,saigon they are real lyracists who would do justice to my production
What's your strongest skill?
my willingness to keep learning
What do you bring to a song?
i bring my 29 years as a rapper i know how i can flow on a beat and i craft my beats for lyricists
What's your typical work process?
i dont have a specific process i let inspiration dictate the process
Tell us about your studio setup.
i have maachine studio,akai mpk61,an mpd 18,rokit krk 5 monitors,saffite six audio interface a custom built pc running windows 7 ableton live 9, adobe audition 3, reason 5 and audacity