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Interview with Ken Vanoff
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce a lot of music. Honestly. problem is that most of the music that produce is owned by a Private Company. I can go up and pick stuff like pop music or deep house or go down and grab some Dirty analog beat. You name it! I also mix some of the stuff that I produce. This only happens tho when I have a clear vision of what I want the song to sound like.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Wow ! theres a lot of great music out there, that I don't even know where to start. Top 3? Geoff Barrow Thom Yorke. ...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: First Pro Tools or Ableton? I can drive both. Manley Core Pre. Neumann mic, 3 Pais of monitors, Analog Synths, Tape Machine + Lots of F talent.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with the core, the root of the song. Every song has one. Once I have a solid idea of where the song is coming from I build around it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion. A lot of passion.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Im a good listener. I know when something is good right away. I might not be the most amazing music maker ever but I'm pretty sure my music is original af. Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVJMkEAYRLs
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: ELECTRONIC ALTERNATIVE POP HIPHOP
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't get to many plugins.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Everyone who is willing to give everything for music and pay for the work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Long story short >Loved music since kid >Studied Music>Graduate >Dropped music because of fear for a few years. >Realized that I was nothing with out music >Sold everything >Moved to N.Y. >Few years later music pays off.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A GPS Cellphone Machete Hammock Signal Mirror Acoustic Guitar
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trap, Hiphop, and reggaeton, might be popular right now, but are you planing for the future?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How fast ? How much space do I have to build? Where is this song coming from?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: you are not a successful producer if you don't have a hit. Do what you do because you love it. Yes yes yes you need to eat too, but trust me music will pay off if you work hard.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Thats a sick beat! how did you do that? goofing around.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: How difficult it is and people think that you are just sitting there doing nothing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work my ass off.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both . One time I was piloting an Analog IIIP machine and suddenly the all the systems went to hell, I was going down...the client was waiting, flipped red switch> Digital systems ON. Systems ONLINE. >Song delivered. Sometimes you don't have another Modular MOOG IIIP sitting around you know?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: This guy Direckt of Fast Life: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/1746-direckt-of-fast-life-beats He mixed some tracks for me in the past.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music for Private Company +Client +My second EP.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Enough chatting ! Lets go to work.