Analog or digital and why?
Both, but mostly digital because it is cheaper and much more advanced and more capabilities (sky is the limit - not the synthesizer :) )
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
what is your goal from this project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
You will not hire an artist, but you will assign a dedicated person that will not look at any thing rather than quality final product.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Fender American precision bass, Roland Cube 80 XL, Boss ME100B, Boss RC300, & my DAW
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Nathan East, his work is outstandingly versatile..he contributed with many artists including Fourplay, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and many more, in addition to be amazing solo artist.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Smooth Jazz, lounge, but I can do other genres like funk, hip hop, fusion jazz and blues.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
harmonic depth, feeling, richness and communication
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I like smooth jazz & lounge music..so am more into artists like Fourplay, Bob James, David Sanborn, Nathan East, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Chuck Loeb and many others.
In bass playing , I am more into groove, so artists like Vic Wooten, Marcus Miller & also Nathan East are my greatest influences.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use my home studio for arranging and draft recording..it is simply PreSonus AudioBox 44vsl sound card, yamaha monitors, and i7-16 GB windows OS laptop.
I have bunch of micropohnes including shure SM 58 & behringer C3 condenser mic.
For bass amplification, I use Roland cube 80XL bass, and many effects and talk box.
Also midi keyboard m-audio 4 octaves
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
music composition and arrangement.