31 year old female Hip Hop producer/Dj, quote writer, music blogger at "Kurrent Music. 7 years experience... Working with M-Audio Axiom 25 and Mixtrack Pro in FL Studio 12, Maschine 2 and Virtual Dj Pro 7 and 8... Former "BPBC" member. Was on a Composer Agreement with LA`s "Smash Haus Music Group". Independable.
All my work can be found on #Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/cookbeat_renegade) and #ReverbNation here → http://reverbnation.com/cookbeat
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Interview with Cookbeat
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on so many. My first beat tape "Fresh From The Kitchen" (2005), Couple of dance competitions, my greates so far the "Femixeta 5.0" a mixtape created by organization supporting female creators in music... So I`m active both ways as a beatmaker and a DeeJay...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I`m working on my new instrumentals for my official beat store. Collaborating with other artists, producers, sound engineers etc...
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sorry, did not have time to fully scoop the site... ;)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will not be dissappointed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The edge of a new assignment challenge. I love how that fire bursts up in me the moment I get new project requirement. And being inspired to compose my own fire.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I do a beat like this, or that, what`s the time frame for that creativity, the cost... You know,all the usuals. I tell them: 1-I will do my best possible at this moment, 2-Ask them about their timeline length and try to patch my in and 3-Depending on the energy the project takes from me, arrange the price, but sometimes deal with the fixed one.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am just a dj...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is their main goal... What type of energy are they going for and what do they want too accomplish with it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be very specific and versatile, give feedback and receive one back. Let my creativity flow free. Be amazed...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Numark NS7, Maschine, any keys from Rolland, Adam studio monitors and an cant decideon the sound card, and my baby, Lenovo Thinkpad x220 laptop...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started dancing with Hip Hop music since I was little, but not until 2009 that I actually decided to pursue my dreams more professionally...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Well cooked peace of a meal. A little bit of tiny everything, but basically 90% all handmade. ;)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dont be afraid of jumping out of the schooled box... And also don`t get scared of too little school knowledge. Use your passion. Greatest examples: The Beatles, Pharrell...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My emotional energy and a great learning ear. Also arrangement and percussion play.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality and versatile adaptation. Unique energy and signature arrangement.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small home bedroom studio, basic equipement containing M-Audio Axiom 25 and Numark Mixtrack Pro with Samson SR-850 headphones working in Fl Studio 12, Maschine 2 and Virtual Dj Pro 7 and 8...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ryan Leslie, Timbaland, Salaam Remi, The Hitmakerz, Darkchild, Sony Digital, Aaliyah, Thurz, AraabMuzik, TroyBoi, Jhene Aiko, and so many more, I stopped counting...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because of the way of my living... I`m used to it... It suits me better, not that I have anything against analog.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Wow this is a tuff one... But without any longer thoughts, Ryan Leslie for one and Timbo and Missy on the other side... Because they never fail in providing a 100 % of their originality...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop/Trap and RnB/Rnbass... On a very rare occasions Urban Pop...
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I never ever start any project without any previous great motivation state of heart... Wether I`m feeling down or feeling the urge of positivism, I never jump start on emptiness... And usualy I start of with a melody with adding of drums later. With mixing the same... I start only when my gut feels the need for something special in the making... And always, ALWAYS be patient no matter what.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I create beats, mixes and remixes for a wide variety of projects such as dance competitions, radio shows, plays etc. All inside the Hip Hop culture playground.