Entrust your masterpiece to young sound engineer as "Sofar Sounds' did that.
Being a sound engineer for "Sofar Sounds" at the age of 23 is not an easy thing...
Despite my young age, I went a long way of self-development.
The way from a simple single-channel audio interface in a friend's room to my own studio with a full set of equipment. The path is not easy but after passing through it, you begin to understand musicians, especially beginners. Their future achievements depend on their first successes. Many young start-up groups face financial difficulties in their early stages. Most likely, that is why we have not heard their work.
This is the reason why I offer my services at minimal prices, so that young musicians can realize their projects and thereby please us with their music!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Seymur Aliyev
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately, don't know anyone yet ;)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: All my projects which I've done were digital gear used. And honestly saying nowadays digital has its uniqueness and sounding quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Bringing and creating music is the greatest part of this job!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: "You are doing great stuff but your prices incredibly low, why aren't you getting them higher?" A: "Because it is a Music. Money is supplementary."
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've just finished working on studio session album called "Caspian Broadcasting" of Azerbaijan band "Ahmedowsky Trio".
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will get the most possible sound and quality.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, audio interface, microphone, headphones,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has started together with the band where I was a drummer. We had simply gear and microphones. We decided to record our album ourselves. That was my beginning.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't have exact style. It depends on my life phase, my last projects.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Not for now ;-)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really like any kind of music. But when clients bring up something really cool and interesting which has something unique it helps me to improve myself more and more.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the experience and knowledge of audio recordings and post-production stages.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The answer is a short...my soul.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I am meeting up with a client. He/she describes a project to help me understand what exactly they want. Then we make a schedule and starting recording and finalizing the project with the possible shortest date.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My main studio is located in Baku. I was setting up it part by part. Now it has all conditions for any types of recording (excluding choir and classical orchestra recording due to the size of recording room). Different types of microphones, tube amps, cabs, soundproofing, recording hardware and etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Metallica was the first band which really inspired me years ago.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly works for my clients are mixing, mastering, recording live shows (Sofar Sounds), compose or edit live or programmable drum tracks, arranging.