I help pop, R&B and electronic artists to create and promote their music
I've been writing music, playing instruments and producing music for several years, and I'm influenced by a wide range of genres even though I specialise in pop, R&B and electronic music. I also offer mixing and mastering services, and can offer release strategies to ensure as many people as possible are hearing your music.
Why work with me?
When I take on an artist, it's because I truly believe I can help them take their music and their sound to the next level, and help them make the impact they deserve. Because I select artists that I believe in, I am dedicated to each project, even after it's release.
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By working with RKY sound I have developed as a person and artist over the last 9 months
whilst working on our album together due to his unique approach on expressing his creative style and knowledge of what is right for you. He accepts a challenge and tenaciously endeavours to complete it until it is both safisfactory to the audience, his client and himself last. By combing his talent, knowledge and creativity you can be assured a masterpiece that can both surprise you and create a deeper passion for music .
I truly recommend you work with him if you want to be the best version of you.
Interview with RKY Sound
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm particularly proud of my work on Operation by Romain Rihouet as it was completed on a tight deadline he had of only one week. I produced, mixed and mastered this song, and also played guitar in one or two places in the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently mixing and mastering serval songs for a R&B/Hip-hop artist, and I'm working on a full production project with a electronic/pop artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Main reasons being that many digital plugins can achieve the same results as analog outboard gear, can save settings, and don't break or take up a ton of space.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am 100% dedicated to each project and artist I work with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I get to have a part in making a song that could potentially help someone through a tough time, be the soundtrack to a party, or be stuck in someone's head. It's awesome!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When I'm speaking to clients I often get asked "How did you get started in music?" My answer: I began playing guitar at the age of 10.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That electronic music is just pushing one or two buttons lol. It's so much more.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is there a deadline you need to meet for this project? Have you already written/produced/mixed the song(s) if necessary? What songs (roughly 3) sum up the sound your aiming for? How and where will you be releasing the finish work? Plenty of other too but these are definite ones.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a vision in mind and don't settle for less. As a producer I love it when I get a list of edits my clients would like me to make as it means I know their going to be 100% satisfied with the result. On the other hand, don't ignore suggestions you're given but make sure you're getting the sound you were looking for when you hired a producer or engineer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook running Logic pro X and Serum Midi keyboard Electric guitar Focusrite scarlet audio interface Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I recently started producing for artists beginning late 2017, before that I was producing my own material, whilst playing in a indie/pop-rock band.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop, R&B, electronic, with jazz, soul, funk and hip hop influences.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: It's tough to choose but I know I'd love to work with Lauv because he is an awesome songwriter!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sure: The Haas effect. For instance, to make yours claps sound wider, add a second clap, mirroring the original clap, delay it slightly, but not enough so it's audibly two claps and pan one left and one right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, electronic, hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd definitely say my strong suit is producing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm great at hearing what people are going crazy over in popular songs right now, so you can stay ahead of the trend, and keep your music relevant and modern.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First we'll set up a quick call to check we're going to be a fit, and answer any questions. Next we plan out the project, so we know when I'll have completed the production or the mix for instance. I'll then get to work, collaboration with you until your fully happy with the result. At this point it's up to you if you'd like me to offer advice and strategies for releasing your music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of my home studio equipped with Yamaha HS7's, a Macbook running Logic Pro X, various high quality plugins and virtual instruments from Slate, Fab Filter, Waves, Izotope and Soundtoys, midi keyboard, Shure 55SH vocal mic and basic vocal booth, and 2 beautiful Fender guitars - there's other bits and pieces but these are my go-to when I'm working on the majority of projects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To name a few: The Weeknd, Lauv, Dua Lipa, Flume, Kaytranada, Diplo, Chainsmokers, Taska Black, Nao, Rationale
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work with artists on full production of one or more of their original songs.