Hi, I am Tamer (T$Ak), I compose and produce music projects. Also I am a professional bassist. I am specialized in variety of genres; including but not limited to smooth jazz, blues, funk, rock and pop. Also I like Oriental/western fusions, and experimenting new music
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Interview with T$ak
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, but mostly digital because it is cheaper and much more advanced and more capabilities (sky is the limit - not the synthesizer :) )
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what is your goal from this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: 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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fender American precision bass, Roland Cube 80 XL, Boss ME100B, Boss RC300, & my DAW
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Smooth Jazz, lounge, but I can do other genres like funk, hip hop, fusion jazz and blues.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: harmonic depth, feeling, richness and communication
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: music composition and arrangement.