My name is Cori "fader" Jacobs, I am a Grammy nominated keyboard player. I have credits in engineering with some icons in the music industry. As a producer I have credits on the recently released Allen Iverson Documentary "Iverson". I really enjoy mixing and writing songs. I know I can take your project to another place.
I'm offering my services as a mixer,
* I boast a quick turn around so you will have your music back faster than you thought.
*I mix EDM, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Reggae & Country
I'm offering my services as a Producer / keyboard player
* knowing a instrument puts you in a place where you can create anything
that comes to mind. I don't have to rely on samples or loops but I can.
* I can take the simplest idea and make it work for the masses
* I can arrange your ideas or take your lyrics and create the music and in some cases
* My Grammy nomination is with a #1 pop song on Billboard with a major act.
* I am a voting member of the academy in the producers and engineers wing
* I simply love making music
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Interview with Masterfader mUsic
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to make my own hours
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I will do the best I can on every project. It's just a chance for me to get better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. Digital is good cause at the click of a button you can recall all the compressors, eq's and effects. Analog just sounds so gooooooooood.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Just got on here so I'm sure I'll meet someone.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm working on a film called "Pistolero". I get to do some rockabilly and western music.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am really proud of the Allen Iverson project cause I got a chance to work with a A list editor and learn more about what editors want with regards to the music they need.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce and mix for my clients. I take their ideas and melt them into their personality. I get to know my clients likes, dislikes and create the songs to fit their overall diaspora. After which I mix it to give it that shine to compete with the sound of major artist out today.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a Dave Pensado fan. I love his mixes and his personality towards the creative process. I am also inspired by a host of musicians, engineers, producers and singers. I love art.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have project studio set up where I focus on a good mic chain and a host plug-ins.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Wow there is nothing typical about the process. It starts different almost every time. No two songs are the same. Thats what I like about music. I don't have to be status quo.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: To a song I bring the chords, the back drop, the bed and the support of the song. A instrumental and hold its own but a melody without support is not enough for people. I bring the production to the song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Off the bat I am a keyboard player then producer and mixer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love pop and EDM but now a day there is no usually. It changes per client.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There are "no fly zones" in mixing: Hard right and left and dead center. Nothing goes hard right or left unless its a rhodes and vibrato is set to auto pan hard right and left. Nothing goes dead center unless it's the lead vocal, kick drum & Snare drum.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Azealia Banks cause her record is so diverse. She love Hip Hop but also pop and even Latin and world music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is like water. Put me in any container and I will take its form.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This has always been my career path. I have 30 years experience.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. generator (for power) 2. Laptop (Mac fulling blown) 3. Keyboard 4. Headphones 5. Guitar
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for a provider to have accolades instead of a lot of gear. Most people think that if someone has $200k invested in their studio that they must be good and know what they're doing. In fact they just have a lot of money to invest in a studio but don't know how to run a studio. Some times a person with a modest set up know how to get your sound to sound as if it were from a expensive studio. You can bypass this by asking what awards have you acquired.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask to hear their previous work and what brings them to me. Also, I like to know what experience recording they have and if they are signed or not.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that when tracking a song each part should sound like its on the radio. Lol. A lot of people don't understand that a car must be primed before it is painted. Tracking is priming the song and mastering is the final paint.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Have I ever worked with any major artist. My answer is yes