Hi guys, you need relaxed, soulful vocals, comparable to James Blake, Hozier or Jason Mraz? Then I could be your guy;-)
I really like strong, emotional music of all sorts. Under my pseudonym: Vitaly Gray I do a lot of Electronic stuff with artists like: Patrick Lite and KeyB. But I'm open to any Genre that fits my voice. (Singer-/Songwriter/ Pop/ Chill). Just check out my profile and the music on Spotify and my homepage. peace
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Interview with Vitaly Gray
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do vocal recordings and songwriting which can include the writing of lyrics and top line melody for diverse music productions.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: In the last years artist such as Bon Iver, James Blake and Hozier inspired in the pop genre. I also love the soundscapes and compositions of Nils Frahm and Brian Eno.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm working with Cubase 10 pro on my Macbook pro. I'm recording with Neumann U87 AI, TLM 103 and babyface pro.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I like to listen and feel the material I'm working with. The next step is pure improvisation. And in the last step I'm forming a final version out of my best ideas.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a bright and fresh vocal sound and a distinct style so that the songs won't sound like 1000 other mainstream productions. I'm trying to find a melody or mood that people want to listen to over and over again.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love to build original and "hooky" melodies and sing them in a very emotional and true way. I love to work with different pop-related genres as Trap or EDM too. For example I made a few Trap songs for "Ostboys" too :-)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of Pop/ SingerSongwriter productions for advertisement films. Oftentimes I also write the lyrics and melodies for productions
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Alex David and Nicolai Krepart are too wonderful film composers and musicians from Berlin. René Jesse from South Germany is a very talented and experienced mixing and recording engineer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jimi Hendrix, because he was genius :-)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative, emotional and catchy
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I broke up my medicine studies 10 years ago, studied music instead and now I'm musician, vocal coach and songwriter since 8 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, surf board, beach volleyball, bottle of good red wine and maybe dostojewsky's crime and punishment.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You should choose someone who gives your product something unique to make it stand out from the crowd.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats the main goal of the production, which target group is it aiming at and what sound and mood should it have.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's just a hobby :-)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I don't know if the people will like it... First of all you should love it!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creative, productive work with creative, inspiring people from all over the world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get a unique song/ product in high quality from someone who loves and makes music with all his heart.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A mix of it, otherwise both of it gets boring and one dimensional.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own EP and advertisement songs for Mercedes.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a nice, funny song called:" LAVA" for the Ostboys ak "MA4A"