Welcome to Kushty Beats. My aim is to elevate your music to a higher state of expression through a range of specialised digital processing techniques. Not all artists swear by mastering. But for most it is a necessary process in bringing the artistic vision to fruition, to maximise the emotional content of the piece at hand.
I have spent a number of years innovating a specialised workflow and developing an understanding of digital processing which can rival the dimensionality and quality of tone usually found solely through high quality analog gear.
Using only digital tools allows me freedom for experimentation and unorthodox methods.
If needed I can totally transform your mix, providing the perception of each individual element holding greater density and cohesion, all the while maximising separation where it is naturally inherent.
Each processor I use is available to everyone, it simply comes down to how the tools are used and I have worked towards being able to offer a unique approach to solving the various problems encountered during the mastering phase of music creation.
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Interview with Kushty Beats
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Sahala - Time Travel EP. https://soundcloud.com/forest-biz/sets/fbz045-sahala-time-travel-out I was the mastering engineer and I was able to take 4 tracks from 4 different producers and unify the vocalist throughout the project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music projects for my production alias, Origin. Some intended for label release and others for enjoyment and for friends. Mastering for my friend's new label, Super Sonic Booty Bangers. Hot stuff!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Freedom for experimentation and construction of custom processes in the moment.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will try my best to satisfy your needs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love sound.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make a bit louder? Can you make it a bit quieter? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mastering is/isn't magic. It can be. It doesn't have to be.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound are you looking for? Are you aware of the benefits of Airwindows' state of the art dither algorithms?? :D
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I will do my utmost to respect your artistic integrity. Communicate your ideas as much as you can.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My bass guitar, amp, beatbox mic, kaosspad pro, my violin. Blag a few jack leads into the mix.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music Tech College course beginning in 2011. I've been working with a professional intent for 5 years. DJing at UK festivals over the years. It's been pretty lowkey but I am passionate about quality sound and I put that into everything I do with audio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean yet flavourful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rob Swire because his musical vision is badass. Pendulum is a huge inspiration.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Gain-staging makes mixing much easier. MVMeter2 by TBProAudio is the perfect tool for the job. It is also free!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic based production. Bass Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making life a little easier.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A passion for communication.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Communication with the client to judge expectations is a first step. I work with the audio using digital tools and custom parallel processes. Completion of the work is achieved and review with the client is initiated.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is simple. The computer core is a Hackintosh with AMD Ryzen 3700x and 32GB of RAM. Solid workstation. RME Babyface Pro FS Interface. Yamaha HS7 Studio Monitors and Slate VSX. All digital DAW-based workflow.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am heavily inspired by the two Finnish producers, Fanu and Resound. They have a lot of vibe to share which enriches my own journey into sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering, mixing and editing of music.