My project 'Johnny Straton' has just been released. This is my journey. Hard, lonely and endless..
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Interview with Johnny Straton
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first released song "Body". So proud of it! Don't even know why.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on new projects, new collabs and new ideas for the "Project Johnny Straton"
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer both. Depends on what gear I am using at that moment.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver to the public the best I can!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love what I do. I don't really know what I like precisely about my job. I honestly don' t.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People thinking that making music is all about pressing a button and BOOM.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Which style would you like it to be? Can you give me an example? Do you have a song reference? Do you want it agressive or just a chill song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always be patient with music producers.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, headphones, piano, audio interface and some paper because I like drawing when I am not that inspired.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this since I was 13.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I can not say that I found my own style right now, but I've developed my own sound signature. I like to clal it "whibily whoobyly whoob". A lot a bass, well mixed and powerful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Martin Garrix and with Tiesto. They mean a lot to me and they inspired me since Day 1!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be inspired by anything! Go out with your friends, travel a lot, stay in the nature. Inspiration can come from anything. Staying all day in your room and thinking that "Man I have no inspiration..." will not solve your problem. Be inspired by everything and by anything. And always be positive no matter what!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Dance Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring feelings to a song. The same ones that I feel.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually work my whole song in a day, then on the rest of the days I change some thing that I don't like, I work at the mix and finally I master it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: PC: Intel Core i7 4th gen, GTX 1080, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 240 GB SSD Laptop: MacBook Pro 2015, Intel Core i7, Intel Iris, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD Studio Monitors: Yamaha HS8 Audio Interface: Focusrite 2i4 MIDI Keyboard: Korg Microphone: Rode NT-USB Headphones: AKG K702
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Alok, Dynoro
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Genres I produce: House