Herbal Records

Full music engineer suite

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The Don of Sound

Music Production suite, Mixing and Mastering suite, Herbal Records has been in business for the past 15 years as a recording studio and until recently a record label. Started in 2002, it has helped in nurturing talent from all over the globe and mostly in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.

From its humble beginnings it has made sure to keep its word towards achieving international standards and with its recent upgrades, it is surely a studio worth exploring. In the music industry, we have had the pleasure of working with some of the industry’s best including internationally acclaimed artists like multi- award winning Wyre (KE), Ever talented award artist Alaine (Jamaica), top Beta nominee and multi award winning Petersen Zagaze (Zambia), The queen of Afro Lady Jaydee (Tanzania), the tantalising award winning Gal Level (Namibia), the soul master Ed Vallance(USA) amongst others. On its corporate, Herbal Records has maintained its top quality at all times, delivering only the best that clientele would require.

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  1. Review by Maichblaq
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    Theatre of dreams....

  2. Review by Deejay Fred
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    Awesome production over the years. Great display of consistency, creativity, and hunger for quality output. Arguably one of the top recording label in Africa and beyond....Big up herbal records!

  3. Review by Steve W
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    Great work!

  4. Review by Anza Kuwa
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    The True Don of Sound

Interview with Herbal Records

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: simply fusion. I take any and combine with any other to make something beautiful

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: There is this song from Sweden called Ingen Maskin that was a competition and my mentor was brought in to participate, and completely caught me offguard, there were 3 production houses participating in the album and ours won. I helped with direction and played Bass trombone on it

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I am working on a new sound for my apprentice whom I have been teaching the much I know on audio engineering. He is an amazing composer and I am sure he will go places some day, both as an artist as well as an engineer

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Yes. There is a fellow named Jazz Odongo. He is a legend in my book

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Analog rocks, though digital is catching up as well. but it can't compare to the warmth those tubes and wires have

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: We are never perfect, but I will always make sure that what you want is what will help give you returns on your investment

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: It's always been my life, so much so that I do not see myself doing anything else with as much passion as I do this.

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: 1. Can we do a song then share if it works out? A: first fight for what you believe in for me to believe in your talent 2. I know your works but can I hear some of your works? A: kindly visit my website for more information 3. Can you make me a song like....?A: yes I can, but I would rather build your sound and identity 4. But why are you so expensive? Your competitor is half that price! A: there is a reason he charges that, for me, I work with many to make sure by the time my product is going to market, there is not much left to fault on Composition and quality

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: In our corner of the world, people don't revere producers and sound engineers as they should, even to the extent of saying that producers do nothing so they don't understand why they are even paid. Not many have had privilege of working with outside acts so I understand how they feel

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: -do you have a mapped out plan for your music career? - do you have your own identity? - what legacy would you like to leave for future generations? - are you willing to persevere? Because it's not easy. But ofcourse nothing comes easy!

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Even though money is involved, best source for something of good quality. Because it's not only his/her product going out there, it's also my skill level being marketed as well.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: Oh simple, MacBook Pro, my shure 1540s, mini midi controller, mic and kaotic eyeball

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I have been in music business for 16 years going on 17 this coming March, with 5 years as a mastering engineer. Not the best but at he very least I would love to enter amongst the greats like CLA or Andrew Scheps

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would like to work someday with Timbaland. I don't know why but, he is just a masterpiece

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Always edit in low volume while gain-staging, then when you're satisfied, test on loud to just remove the unnecessary clutter . Also depends on what feeling or mood you were going for.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I am versatile but mostly I work on old English, Afro pop, dancehall or dance músico

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: So far my strongest skill is composition, production and mastering. For mixing most times I sought assistance from fellow engineers from here all the way to Sweden or U.K.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I bring the full package, whatever the client wants. However, I have specific settings for recording if for outside because I do not like to overprocess a vocal more than it needs to be. Also, if I see there is a problem with how some of the lyrics or words or tones are weak in how they are executed, I prefer to suggest but if that is how the client wants then we can try both versions to see which one fits best l

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: It deends with the client. If here sometimes I jam with the client to see what we come up with, if outside, the client sends me an idea for chorus and verse so that we can get a sketch going then see if we follow a specific direction for the song or I can do some modifications to the instrumental to try make the song move in a specific direction.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a MacPro, running an apogee symphony 16x16, an audient asp 8024 classic with a suitable collection of plugins to get the job done

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: De.Dre, Kendrick, Notirious BIG, Casper Anto vest, Mark Ephraim, Es Vallance, Bruno Mars, Diddy, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopan, Wyre the lovechild, Sauti Sol, Roberto, HHp, Coldplay, Cardigans, the list goes on and on :)

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Mixing, mastering, composition, song writing, concept creation

  45. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  46. A: I am working on a new sound for my apprentice whom I have been teaching the much I know on audio engineering. He is an amazing composer and I am sure he will go places some day, both as an artist as well as an engineer

  47. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  48. A: Yes. There is a fellow named Jazz Odongo. He is a legend in my book

  49. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  50. A: Analog rocks, tho digital is catching up as well

  51. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  52. A: We are never perfect, but I will always make sure that what you want is what will help give you returns on your investment

  53. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  54. A: It's always been my life, so much so that I do not see myself doing anything else with as much passion as I do this.

  55. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  56. A: 1. Can we do a song then share if it works out? A: first fight for what you believe in for me to believe in your talent 2. I know your works but can I hear some of your works? A: kindly visit my website for more information 3. Can you make me a song like....?A: yes I can, but I would rather build your sound and identity 4. But why are you so expensive? Your competitor is half that price! A: there is a reason he charges that, for me, I work with many to make sure by the time my product is going to market, there is not much left to fault on Composition and quality

  57. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  58. A: In our corner of the world, people don't revere producers and sound engineers as they should, even to the extent of saying that producers do nothing so they don't understand why they are even paid. Not many have had privilege of working with outside acts so I understand how they feel

  59. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  60. A: -do you have a mapped out plan for your music career? - do you have your own identity? - what legacy would you like to leave for future generations? - are you willing to persevere? Because it's not easy. But ofcourse nothing comes easy!

  61. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  62. A: Even though money is involved, best source for something of good quality. Because it's not only his/her product going out there, it's also my skill level being marketed as well.

  63. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  64. A: Oh simple, MacBook Pro, my shure 1540s, mini midi controller, mic and kaotic eyeball

  65. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  66. A: I have been in music business for 16 years going on 17 this coming March, with 5 years as a mastering engineer. Not the best but at he very least I would love to enter amongst the greats like CLA or Andrew Scheps

  67. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  68. A: I would like to work someday with Timbaland. I don't know why but, he is just a masterpiece

  69. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  70. A: Always edit in low volume while gain-staging, then when you're satisfied, test on loud to just remove the unnecessary clutter . Also depends on what feeling or mood you were going for.

  71. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  72. A: I am versatile but mostly I work on old English, Afro pop, dancehall or dance músico

  73. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  74. A: So far my strongest skill is composition, production and mastering. For mixing most times I sought assistance from fellow engineers from here all the way to Sweden or U.K.

  75. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  76. A: I bring the full package, whatever the client wants. However, I have specific settings for recording if for outside because I do not like to overprocess a vocal more than it needs to be. Also, if I see there is a problem with how some of the lyrics or words or tones are weak in how they are executed, I prefer to suggest but if that is how the client wants then we can try both versions to see which one fits best l

  77. Q: What's your typical work process?

  78. A: It deends with the client. If here sometimes I jam with the client to see what we come up with, if outside, the client sends me an idea for chorus and verse so that we can get a sketch going then see if we follow a specific direction for the song or I can do some modifications to the instrumental to try make the song move in a specific direction.

  79. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  80. A: I have a Macpro, running an apogee symphony 16x16, an audient asp 8024 classic with a suitable collection of plugins to get the job done

  81. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  82. A: De.Dre, Kendrick, Notirious BIG, Casper Anto vest, Mark Ephraim, Es Vallance, Bruno Mars, Diddy, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopan, Wyre the lovechild, Sauti Sol, Roberto, HHp, Coldplay, Cardigans, the list goes on and on :)

  83. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  84. A: Mixing, asterisk, composition, song writing lo

  85. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  86. A: Yes. There is a fellow named Jazz

  87. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  88. A: Analog rocks, tho digital is catching up as well

  89. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  90. A: We are never perfect, but I will always make sure that what you want is what will help give you returns on your investment

  91. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  92. A: It's always been my life, so much so that I do not see myself doing anything else with as much passion as I do this.

  93. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  94. A: 1. Can we do a song then share if it works out? A: first fight for what you believe in for me to believe in your talent 2. I know your works but can I hear some of your works? A: kindly visit my website for more information 3. Can you make me a song like....?A: yes I can, but I would rather build your sound and identity 4. But why are you so expensive? Your competitor is half that price! A: there is a reason he charges that, for me, I work with many to make sure by the time my product is going to market, there is not much left to fault on Composition and quality

  95. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  96. A: In our corner of the world, people don't revere producers and sound engineers as they should, even to the extent of saying that producers do nothing so they don't understand why they are even paid. Not many have had privilege of working with outside acts so I understand how they feel

  97. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  98. A: -do you have a mapped out plan for your music career? - do you have your own identity? - what legacy would you like to leave for future generations? - are you willing to persevere? Because it's not easy. But ofcourse nothing comes easy!

  99. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  100. A: Even though money is involved, best source for something of good quality. Because it's not only his/her product going out there, it's also my skill level being marketed as well.

  101. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  102. A: Oh simple, MacBook Pro, my shure 1540s, mini midi controller, mic and kaotic eyeball

  103. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  104. A: I have been in music business for 16 years going on 17 this coming March, with 5 years as a mastering engineer. Not the best but at he very least I would love to enter amongst the greats like CLA or Andrew Scheps

  105. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  106. A: I would like to work someday with Timbaland. I don't know why but, he is just a masterpiece

  107. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  108. A: Always edit in low volume while gain-staging, then when you're satisfied, test on loud to just remove the unnecessary clutter . Also depends on what feeling or mood you were going for.

  109. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  110. A: I am versatile but mostly I work on old English, Afro pop, dancehall or dance músico

  111. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  112. A: So far my strongest skill is composition, production and mastering. For mixing most times I sought assistance from fellow engineers from here all the way to Sweden or U.K.

  113. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  114. A: I bring the full package, whatever the client wants. However, I have specific settings for recording if for outside because I do not like to overprocess a vocal more than it needs to be. Also, if I see there is a problem with how some of the lyrics or words or tones are weak in how they are executed, I prefer to suggest but if that is how the client wants then we can try both versions to see which one fits best l

  115. Q: What's your typical work process?

  116. A: It deends with the client. If here sometimes I jam with the client to see what we come up with, if outside, the client sends me an idea for chorus and verse so that we can get a sketch going then see if we follow a specific direction for the song or I can do some modifications to the instrumental to try make the song move in a specific direction.

  117. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  118. A: I have a Macpro, running an apogee symphony 16x16, an audient asp 8024 classic with a suitable collection of plugins to get the job done

  119. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  120. A: De.Dre, Kendrick, Notirious BIG, Casper Anto vest, Mark Ephraim, Es Vallance, Bruno Mars, Diddy, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopan, Wyre the lovechild, Sauti Sol, Roberto, HHp, Coldplay, Cardigans, the list goes on and on :)

  121. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  122. A: Mixing, asterisk, composition, song writing lo

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Turn-around time per song is at least 12 hours, with revision times at least 30 minutes,Payment 50% before start of work, 50% after service, wave payments accepted, Up to 3 revisions per project.

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