From singing the sweetest melodies, to MIDI composing, arranging, editing, and/or sweetening your recording tracks, Art of Pop is positioned to make your tracks shine, with power, Love, and Presence.
~ Removal of unnecessary portions of recordings.
~ Removal of artifacts (noise, pops and clicks) from recordings.
~ Splicing of separate recordings into a single file.
~ Pitch correction.
~ Tempo alteration; without pitch change.
~ Syncing to Video
~ Music Mixing
~ Quantizing of vocal tracks to instrumental tracks.
~ Harmonic Enhancement.
~ Removal of reverb from impromptu (phone, digital recorder in audience) recordings
More info relative to my audio services is available at http://www.ArtofPop.com/services
Voice-as-instrument performances, rather than lyric interpretation; particularly in Bossa Nova, and World Music styles. (Hear: http://deCygne.com/jazzvoice.html) Give me your melody, along with basic changes, (ideally with a rhythm section indicative of where the arrangement is headed), as well as lyrics, (so I am interpreting the right emotions), and I'll provide you with a voice-as-instrument version.
Will also sing vocals;
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Art of Pop
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio Post Production, and MIDI Composition
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones; David Foster; Mutt Lange; Giorgio Moroder
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small digital studio, based in Roland Sonar Producer X3 , Reason, Yamaha XG Works, iZotope, Waves, Soundforge Pro, and Goldwave.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Audio post production: Assess client's desired result. Determine reasonable time estimate. Secure agreement with client for the job. Deliver the job, at or below estimate; if time exceeds estimate, estimate is nonetheless ceiling. If time is less than estimate, customer is billed less than estimate.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Audio Post-Production: Sense of what feels best to the heart, relative to any given change rendered to the track. Composition: I make MIDI composed music feel like people are actually playing the instruments. Voice: Lyric voice, passionately light, (not brassy, or ballsy), fluid imagination, and imaginatively expressed melody.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Equally strong in both post production, composition, and voice. Audio: Excellent at "micro-editing"; i.e. seamlessly slicing, and splicing. Composition: Smooth feel; I composed the uber famous Kill Bill Whistle ring tone distributed by Faith West, back in the day--even people in the company thought it was actually a person whistling. That's the subtlety that I deliver in my finished tracks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds, except hate music, and Satanic music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use a high pass filter on all completed vocal tracks, cutting off the lower 80Hz, for male voices, and the lower 120 Hz for female voices, to give them extra lift in the mix.