Aloha. My name is Max Louie and I am a Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, and Vocal and Drum coach in Los Angeles California and Honolulu Hawaii. I write and produce for local groups and companies and sing live and on many recordings.
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Interview with Max Louie Music
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Simple in the big picture yet very complex in details. I have a drumline and jazz background so my rhythmic understanding is very good but I also have a sort of pop sensibility with my writing so things don't get too un-relatable musically. My lyrical and melodical style has been called a combination of Micheal Jackson, Sia, Rihanna, and Kanye West.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia. Everything she writes has deep personal meaning and her style is simple yet complex.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start with a solid melodic idea before anything else. If the core of the song is good then everything else will fall into place. What sounds you use, how it's performed, and how well it's mixed can only do so much, but a solid melody will make the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Soul, RnB, Jazz, Hip Hop, Hawaiian
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting and Singing
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Telefunken AK47 Tube Mic, Vintech X73 Tube Preamp amd EQ, Lynx Hilo Mastering Converters, Nord Lead, OP-1, Yamaha Upright Piano, ASR-10, Yamaha HS-50 Monitors, Fender Strat, Takamine Acoustic, Kamaka Ukulele, Pearl Drumset, 2015 Mac Pro, Pro Tools 12, Ableton Live, and 1,000s of plugins.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal Performance, Songwriting, Composing, Producing, Arranging