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Interview with Mantiz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My last EP album "Thank You For Listening". Like my other projects, I created it from beginning to end, but I was able to create a new sound for myself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My next project "The Bo Jack LP" as well as executive producing a couple other project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I will definitely recommend them once I find them.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer using a UAD setup so that I can get the analog sound and feel using the digital setup.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to get you to the next step in your journey.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love completing the task and actually getting the desired results.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can we put some Autotune on it?" If you'd like.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can copy and paste your way to success.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you see yourself as a musician? What goal do you look to accomplish?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get the industry sound without the industry budget.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Macbook, my interface, my mic (and stand + Kaotica Eyeball), some headphones, Beats Pill by Dre
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My father told me that I was singing the jingles from the TV commercials before I could talk, so music has been in my life for about 30 years now. I've always wanted to be a rapper, and I became a producer because I needed beats to rap on. Playing a handful of instruments helped greatly.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Somewhere between The Notorious B.I.G. and D'Angelo. Hip-Hop smoothed out on a soulful tip.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Question every rule.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the song requires.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Whatever the client desires.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Apple MacBook Pro Pro Tools HD Yamaha HSM monitiors M-Audio Firewire Solo M-Audio Axiom Air Shure KSM27 Mic Kaotica Eyeball Behringer Xenyx Mixer
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: D'angelo, Kanye West, Timbaland, Just Blaze, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mix and mastering engineer.