What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I usually ask for music references, trying to best understand what do they have in mind.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Use your ears.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer, Keys/Midi Controller, Some apogee interface, Guitar, Mic.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
All my life really.
All of my family are in the music business, i really follow my dads foot steps.
I play from the age of 5.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I've lately finished an album for an artist, this was a great experience cause the album has just 'happened'.
No song was written when he first came to me.
After 6 month's, eventually 13 new songs were produced one by one, great songs.. created like on the good old days.. as part of the experience, each has it's own color, holds a musical image of the experience.
It was lot's of fun.
How would you describe your style?
Jazzy, Funky, Emotional, Harmony.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Growing up on, I feel i understand the important nuances of his music, this could be a great experience playing with your idol.
Can you share one music production tip?
yea, spend some time imagining the desired result, to as many details as you can.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I do like Jazz, Pop-Rock,
What's your strongest skill?
Actually my strongest skill is the actual combination of me playing lots of instruments and understanding sound design.
People many times ask me what's my strongest instrument, thinking that perhaps playing lots of instruments makes me average on each.. but it's actually to the contrary, cause each instruments actually makes be better on the rest of them, it adds a piece of the puzzle, a 'musical feature' not defaultly comes when playing one instrument.
What do you bring to a song?
As a multi-instrumentalist and a producer i can better take into account not just the take i'm recording but the whole production and how everything relates to one another.
I obsessively perfect the part im recording until i know i got the right one with all the elements and emotion the song needs.
What's your typical work process?
I Usually produce a song with about 2-4 sessions, where it starts with the building blocks, which is setting the basic feel, harmony and structure with piano, Recording a vocal guide, and then proceeding to color it with midi based instruments, which later are being replaced with live one's.
Programmable Drums & Bass first, Then the rest. some midi instruments stay's until the end if they sound good enough, such as certain strings and pads.
Later We're recording all the instrument, hiring the right session musicians for the job.
Eventually focusing strongly on the vocals & vocals harmony.
And then it's the mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's a computer based studio, i like it as clean & minimalistic as possible, a big nice wooden room.
An Upright piano, 2 Digital Piano Keyboards, about 7 great branding guitars, 2 neve1073 preamps, 2 neumann u87 mics, 1 modded mj Hulk990 mic, 1 Stellar modded mic.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Chick Corea, Brian Mcknight, Take6.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I function as a musical producer, Arranging Playing & Mixing.
Client hire me to either to play for them or produce for them.