Solo writing/producing/tracking/mixing/mastering artist with 14 Million streams on Spotify without a label, management, or PR.
I'm a fully independent artist that makes everything in an apartment in Brooklyn. I'm looking to help you finish what you've started. I have a degree in music production & engineering from Berklee and my specialty is making something from nothing. There's no right or wrong way to write/record/mix/master - just make it catchy.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Gibbz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Above Water was my first LP and has been really well received. It was funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign and none of my fans regret donating.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently not on tour. In between Brooklyn, Nashville, and LA doing writing sessions as well as working on singles for myself.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both can be great and terrible. It depends on the situation you're in and if it's necessary.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do my best.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My cats can be nearby.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can sing backgrounds on a song I've written for them. Maybe.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I have other writers/producers working on every track with me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you listening to? How long have you been doing this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be forward and honest with whatever you need done and I will do my best to achieve the sound that's in your head.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Urei 1176 (blue face), Neumann U87, Neve 1073, an SM7, and a Laptop/Soundcard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out of college and a mix engineer and tracking engineer. I stopped studio work to tour as a live sound engineer and tour manager. After that, I began releasing music and writing tracks for other artists. I've been working in the industry for 8 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I focus on making melodies and production that stick in your head and make you come back to listen again.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to write for Selena Gomez. I feel she's got a great timbre that hasn't been tapped into on top of less commercial pop songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechain compression.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Indie, R&B. Nothing that's in-your-face loud or too aggressive.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Translating descriptions of feelings into music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Pop sensibility to write melodies and produce sounds that trigger nostalgia even if a listener has just heard a song for the first time.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Keep pushing until it's done.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A small spot above a bar in Brooklyn, my studio is equipped with the bare essentials to make a great record. No distractions by extra fancy gear. Minimal fanciness with focus on songwriting.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ian Kirkpactrick, Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson, Mac Ayres.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm most commonly hired to write top lines for pop songs and produce electro pop/R&B songs.