Hello my name is Nicholas Szczepura and my alias is Saboteur. I have been producing music for over 8 years and have created a countless amount of edm, hip hop, and jazz tracks. You can find many of my more recent tracks on my soundcloud.
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Interview with Saboteur producer/engineer
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my monitors, my audio interface, my moog synthesizer, and my art pro vla ii compressor
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing music for 8 years and would like to offer mixing, mastering, and many other services to musicians and content creators.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: mixtapes and albums
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to help upcoming musicians make their songs sound great.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mastering is some magical process that will fix all your mixing woes.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Mastering is for polishing a track and giving it that professional touch, don't expect it to fix a bad mix.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Depends on what I'm making, sometimes it's dark, sometimes it's upbeat, sometimes it's experimental.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Noisia because their mixdowns are absolutely astounding.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There is no wrong way to do something.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic and hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and Mastering
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My style
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I come up with a motif for the song and work from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Average sized room with acoustic treatment, two hs7 monitors, moog sub phatty synth, art pro vla ii compressor, FL studio along with many plugins, and a couple keyboards
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Noisia, The Upbeats, Flying Lotus, Machinedrum, Kursa, Disprove, Manitee, DXCT, and Kilowatts.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, Mixing, and Mastering.