Hi, my name is Jackery. I'm a self taught music producer and beatmaker from Portland, Oregon. I create smooth beats inspired by the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West, and Brockhampton. My sound can be heard here https://soundcloud.com/jackeryanderson
-I enjoy creating beats with boom bap influences however I will make trap beats
-My beats tend to be two and a half to three minutes long however that varies
-I often create music based on an emotion, vibe, thought/idea, or inspired by an artist
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with jackery
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One project I worked on that I'm proud of is one I did with a local Portland rapper. I'm more proud of this because it's rewarding to help people from where you are from because in the end, it betters the community as a whole. My role on the project was to create the beat and then to mix the rappers vocals.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on creating more beats for clients while at the same time adding to my SoundCloud page. I also am working on a beat tape that I hope to drop sometime in mid 2019 title Blue Boy.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not currently. I just joined SoundBetter so I'm just starting to meet people.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital because that's what I know how to use.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is to create a beat that inspires a song that they feel encapsulates the mood and thoughts they have and to support them for the start of production all the way to posting and promoting the final and finished track we have created together.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making art and music. Creating things.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If they can get a custom beat or if they can use something from my SoundCloud. I like to make them something for them but they can use a beat from my SoundCloud.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Making music is some impossible thing that is only done by people in studios.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask prospective clients for a link to their music so I can see if we will mesh well and be able to create something that sounds great.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't always look for the most trendy producers or even the producers with the most popular sound. Look for beats that make you feel something and standout from everyone else.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: -Macbook/Mac -MIDI keyboard -Drum Machine -Microphone -Record Player
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out making music about a year and a half ago but only started really taking it seriously about nine months ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Jazz Rap, 90s RnB/Pop, and modern Alternative Hip Hop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: One artist I would love to work with is Kanye West because he has been such a cultural icon for so long. Not only is he a hitmaker, he actually is an amazing rapper, singer, and producer. He also is super knowledgeable and that information could be such a help for me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One of my music production tips for Logic is that you can actually sample any of the premade loops. In order to do that just remember the specific name of the loop and bring up whatever sampler you are using (EXS24) and then instead of adding one of your own samples, search it out using the specific name.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The genres of music I typically use are Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Jazz, Soul, Funk, RnB, and Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe that my strongest skill is working with really unique sounds and making beats that sound very different and more unique that popular hip hop.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the initial energy and vibe to the song when I provide the beat.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically will create the bare bones and idea of a beat and then let it sit for a few days as I work on other projects. Then a few days later I will work on it further to the point of where I begin to arrange the beat. A couple more days later I arrange the beat add any final elements and begin to mix the beat. I mix the beat and then send it to the respective client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current studio setup is: - Apple Mac -52 key MIDI keyboard -Akai Professional MPD218 drum machine
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some musicians that inspire me are Kanye West, Tyler The Creator, and BROCKHAMPTON.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for clients is creating a beat for them to either sing or rap on.