A true jack of all trades in the music recording industry. What you want, what you need, hit me up I got you mane.
I am a wordsmith from the US operating remotely in the EU as a mixing and mastering Enginear. I rock the microphone as well, mainly of the hiphop sort, but can verse on most any genre instrumental you give me and I mean ANY. As a recording artist I often produce my own music, and the music for others. From start to finish I can manage it all, so don't hesitate to hit me up if you have any questions about some of the services that I can provide.
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Interview with Toeknee Tee
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recently I flew to Nashville Teneesee to produce a record for and 83 year old country singer. The original song grew a bit of notoriety, but eventually fell victim to copyright infringement allegations to which they could not refute. For me to be able to make his dream come true of having his own song was a great experience for me. Legend has it Joe Torian is the third oldest person with a new release on Spotify.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am constantly producing and releasing music from my own catalog. Often times I need to mix and master tracks from the label.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use digital because it is all I have, but I prefer to turn knobs so may invest in analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver a high quality product with 100 percent satisfaction.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like being able to take a rough draft and shape it into the sound we hear when we push play on spotify. Even better when my voice is on that idea.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make this sound better? I can only work with what I a given. A good song starts with high quality recordings.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think music production and sound engineering are the same process. As an artist I can just do all 3.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many tracks need to be complete.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise them to have clear objectives or consult with me before to ensure a common understanding of the desired outcome.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Logic Pro X, Microphone, Audio Unit, Any set of headphones that can withstand the heat, power source to keep it all alive.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to scale up as a recording artist while maintaining my hand in other artist development via production and sound engineering. I have been working with music for 6 years. I started out as a house music DJ in Sydney and then moved to Europe where I taught myself music production and sound engineering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hiphop without the b!tches and H0's
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with lil wayne because Im told his work ethic in the studio is unrivaled and would like to see it first hand. I admire his pen similar to how I admire kid cudi's.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To get clearer vocals and take less work off the compressor, do a slight increase in vocal automation a the transients that need more emphasis.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Precision when mixing and editing tracks.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Southern flavor with a worldly perspective on music from my travels.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically I will start by creating the instrumental and before it is over Ill have the song theme done. Maybe even most of the lyrics. After the lyrics are complete I move into recording then mixing. Usually a break in between before heading to mastering.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run logic pro x on my MacBook with a focus rite audio unit and 2 rokit krk8 monitors. I do often times use my AKAI MPD18 for music production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kid cudi, andre 3000, lil wayne(2006-2009)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly provide hiphop vocals, or mixing and mastering. Sometimes I produce the track.