Making music that sounds unique, relevant, professional and most importantly like you. I have worked with major label artists from Universal, Warner and I know what it requires to make a song stand out. Get in touch for a possible collaboration.
I help artists, songwriters and musician create unique and stunning original music ready for release, pitch, licens and other opportunities.
I am a big advocate of creating music that has meaning and purpose. It's important for me to get a clear idea of an artists creative vision when collaborating. This makes the process a lot faster when creating an unique song for you that meets your standards.
Music Productions: Need a professional and stunning production to realize your song? I have a wide range of knowledge and experience working with different genres. My specialty genres is R&B/Soul, Hip Hop, EDM, Lounge, House. I can make your song sound like a commercial hit and at the same making it sound like you.
Remixing: You need to give an already released track a new boost? I can efficiently give new life to your song by creatively incorporating different genres, styles to create extra attention for you song.
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Interview with DaveJavu
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: me and my former friend two EP project "The Lowkey Lounge pt. 1 & 2" because of the atmosphere we created through our unique style and sound.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Remix of Gallant's new release. Track with Alex Schulz Track for Amdi
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog is just untouchable and create unique sound. But digital is just logistically, usablity wise faster and more precise when mixing, fracking, producing etc.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I don't promise anything other than I will do my best to meet their expectations, goals, demands regarding the service/product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative and working with my passion.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: mid-project to make it sound more like a certain artist. And I try my best to accompany their wish, but with my form believe in that they are better of finding their own sound instead.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is goal? What is your vision creatively? What direction do you want to go musically?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you are on the same page to avoid issues in the process. To have great communication and clear lines is important to have a succesful partnership.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Midi keyboard, lap top with all necessary plug-ins, monitors, audio interface, guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing for 8 years, DJ'ing for 3 years. Playing music instruments for 12 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Different, but recognizable. From a long process with many genres I do like to combine these to make something unique.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I do work with some high end clients on current projects outside soundbetter. But I would like to work with people that needs help. I feel it's more giving to help somone achieve their goal.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always start with having a great song (Chord progression & Topline) then the rest will be easy as pie.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B/Soul, EDM, Pop, Hip Hop, Lounge.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A good melody. Knowing what sounds good and what doesn't. It is a tremendous asset in this industry because often people get blinded by the excitement of a track/song that they can't objectively find it's errors and what it lacks.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring unique approach, out of the box thinking, relevans and professionalism.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the project, type of clients etc. Sometimes I make music in advance and pitch it to clients I like to work with. If clients reach out to help with their project: - I undergo a communication process where I figure out there goal, vision, style, expectations etc. to make sure we are on the same page. - depending on the level of finished their song is i start the process of building the song. - communicate with the client meanwhile to make sure we both are agreeing and happy with the process and product. Remix is different, where I make the instrumentation around the vocals or with beats/instrumentals I use the lead melody to create a new piece. Mix/master starts with communicating with the client about expectations, needs etc. and I give an mix/master version which they can choose to have altered to their like.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Prodipe Ribbon Bi-Amp Monitoring, Sterling MX8 Monitors, Focusrite Saffire Pro Audiointerface, Ableton Live 9, Logic Pro X, Native Instruments Komplete 11, Waves Renaissance, Fabfilter Pro-L/Pro-MB/ProC2, Softube Weiss mm-1, Softube Drawner.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspired by many. But to name a few I get inspired by the songwriting of music from the Motown era. Recent artists that inspire me are Sabrina Claudio, Disclosure, Mura Masa, Gallant etc. Production wise: Noah '40' Shebib, Jimmy Iovine, Bonobo, Mura Masa etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production work. I make instrumentations for artists both independent and with a label. I do make compositions and sound design for sync licensing as well through my publishing company Nordic Music Society. Other than that I do mix/master for other producers, artists and songwritere to help their songs reach a higher potential.