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Audio engineer (arranger, producer, mixer) with 17yr experience in music industry. I've recorded, produced and mixed hundreds of #1 albums and singles in Serbia.
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Interview with Snejk Pliskin
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: many singles, albums, as always.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: if I like your work (and I think it's important to like someone's work, otherwise let someone else take the job) I will do my best to improve your music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you finish it today? A: Do you want it to sound good or great? If the answer is "good" then yes, I can.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: are you satisfied with your and others effort?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix and edit mostly in Presonus Studio One or in Pro Tools, some custom passive KRK (first series monitors), Klark Teknik, Tannoy dmt 15 mkII, Alesis MK2 (garbage) and other speakers which I've listened for many years and I'm accustomed to.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just do your best at the given moment and always work on yourself. I know it sounds cheesy but that's the only way to get to the top.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: good ear? :) and ofc knowing how to listen
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: used to be recording engineer and producer, but nowadays I do mostly freelance mixing and some mastering with plugins but that's not really something which I want to do but anyway I try to do my best.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: sure, I'll do it when I take some tome to listen and pick my favorites
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog, not because of the sound of it but because of the flexibility and speed and listening more instead of clicking mouse and be less concentrated
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: creativity, we all have the same tools but results are completely different from person to person
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that mix isn't really important in album process 'cause it is important... good mix isn't all about being technically correct but to get excitment, energy and dynamic out of it and THAT IS important for the potential listener
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar and something to record with because good song and energy is what matters the most, not sound
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: as always, to be one of the best mixer in business
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've done a lot of big projects but none of them I'm especially proud 'cause I want to improve myself but I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with some of the best world's gear and outboard just to learn that everything is in ear, not gear :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: passionate with my own "character" to the sound. I hate defaults in art.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: creative and humble
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, rock, electro, house etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: life! :D
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 3 days for mix. First day for rough mix, second for automatization and doing some fine stuff. Third day for completing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge, Manny Marroquin etc...