My goal is to represent your artistic vision. I am always determined to create something unique, and I am looking forward to creating a long-lasting professional relationship with you. I produce Trap, Hip-hop, R&B and Pop. I don't have a professional studio and I have minimal gear. Therefore, my price range is low but my ears are well trained.
My name is Cristian (AKA 'cubv'), a music producer from Italy and recent graduate in Music & Sound Production at Bournemouth University. The past 5 years I've worked in a variety of independent projects from sound for film to indie singles.
My favourite genres are Trap/Hip-Hop and Pop (80s Synth & Acoustic Guitars).
Hip Hop/Trap Beat: I can produce the beat from reference tracks or the sound of artists that you like. I like to communicate every detail in order to achieve the best result. My favourite type of beats are XXXTentacion, Post Malone and Mura Masa.
Pop Production: I can create a full production around your voice and make your track radio ready! I am also a guitarist so I can record pop melodies with an acoustic/electric guitar.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Cristian Crepaldi
Amazing - Highly recommend!!
Lots of understanding, patience and detail. Cristian is engaged, worked with me every step of the way, listened, and followed through. Now one of my "go to" guys.
Captured the vibe I was looking for.Top quality work,He is super cool to work with. Fast & efficient on the turnaround.
Interview with Cristian Crepaldi
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Pugni di Parole by Dimitri748 - First album produced, composed, mixed and mastered. I love it and I am so proud of the work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My EP and an Italian pop single.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Laurynas Vytas https://soundbetter.com/profiles/124939-laurynas-vytas Brilliant mixer and composer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Where do you listen to music nowadays? I know analogue is warmer but we all listen to music on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. Therefore, I prefer working on the box.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver what they want. That's why I like to define each step of the process and I offer free revision of the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Shaping the audio spectrum for my client, it's so amusing and I have to remind myself to take breaks!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How beat licensing works? I call them because can be daunting to understand. How long does it take for the job? It depends on your deadline, I delivered in less than 6 hours and I delivered in 2-3 days.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That with little gear I can't deliver high-quality audio.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be shy and don't be afraid to request specific stuff. Don't worry about technical words we can have a video call if it helps you to explain what you need.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro 2012, Sony PCMA10, Fender Stratocaster, AKAI Key 25 and Beyerdynamics DT990 Pro.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: - Information Technology 2010 - 2014 - Degree in Music & Sound production 2015 - 2019 - Making beats since I was 13.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melancholic, dark, romantic, energetic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Glue70, Mura Masa, Flume, Skrillex, NAO.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: On Ableton, don't use automation. Modulation is better. Right-click on a parameter and try to use it. Let me know if it will change your life!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Trap, Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop. All of them usually have a sprinkle of synths.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music structure, catchy melodies and thinking out of the box.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A clean guitar tone and unusual texture with percussion and synths.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually bounce ideas with my guitar or some keys. I usually start with melodies and chords. Once I got the vibe I will add drums and percussions.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: NAO, Jorja Smith, Stephen, Tom Misch, SG Lewis, Tanerélle, Glue70, Mura Masa, Flume, Skrillex, FKJ, Bearcubs, Imagiro, Quickly Quickly
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Making beats, mixing and mastering songs. Also, I love to clean and edit vocals, it's one of the best parts of the job, making them shine and sound amazing!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro 2012, Focusrite 2i2, Fender Stratocaster, AKAI Key 25 and Beyerdynamics DT990 Pro.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What instrumentation would you like? Can you send me some reference tracks? Do you have a deadline?