The song is the most important part of any artists dream, my goal is to bring the vision to life.
An artists vision drives inspiration for me and a great sounding track is as important to me as it is for the artist i'm making it for. Sitting on over 10 years of experience playing and making music has meant i've worked with artists nationally and internationally from London to Nashville.
Starting back in high school quickly lead to building my studio from scratch enabling the opportunity to work straight away in a private space. Since then i've worked tirelessly on a vast number of genres from pop/rock to EDM and now specialising in Pop and Country. All of this means there's a real understanding when maintaining a great relationship with artists and labels so together great and memorable songs can be created.
I'll get involved with most genres of music but i'm not your guy if you need a Hip/Hop, Grime etc track!
In recent years i've helped artists achieve national and international radio/TV plays with award winning productions.
If you want to work with me, hit the contact button and we can talk about the best way i can help and what i can bring to the table for you!
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Interview with Robert Gulston
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mainly its music production and mixing. I can master but i tend not to do that too much.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I built it from scratch over the 10 years plus i've been in there. I'm running a mac with Pro Tools and Logic installed. I've tried to make it as comfortable and workable as possible. It has its floors but i'll work on them as it grows. I'm running 2 sets of monitors, a pair of Yamaha's as my mains and i've got a pair of Auratone's for referencing and really working on my mid range detailing. I've got a little bit of outboard at the moment but nothing really to shout about, some pre amps and compressors, i'm working on increasing that. I've spent a lot of time working with plugins so i've got a great deal of high end plugins that give me great results with the outboard.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to hear a demo (if there is one) so i can really understand where the artist/writer is trying to go with their track. I will try and gather together as much information from the artist as i can about where they hear the track going, what its about, the emotion behind the writing and from there i'll work together a listenable mix. I'll usually start with the instrument i think the song was written on and i'll build around that to create an image i think the artist can get on board with!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Country are my mains - i'll have a go at most genres but there are a few I haven't really been able to get on with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Does that need to be there? Did it change anything for the song? Just cause you have them doesn't mean you have to use them. Theres three.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you can connect with your producer. Make sure that your mix engineer understands what your needs are for the song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q. How much is this going to cost me? A. Lets talk about how I can help.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Feeling the energy off the client when they hear the finished mix. Those hair raising moments in the studio is what i get out of bed for!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will promise to my clients that i will work on the track until they are 100% happy and they feel excited about the work. If client isn't happy with a result then i haven't really done my job!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm about to start work on a new single for a country solo act recently moving away from their old producer to try a new sound.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I have no preference, i like them both. Analog is always nice to have but as long as you're getting results with digital then i see no reason to choose between the two.