Recording artist by the name of "TooSmooth" is a Union Music, singer/songwriter, engineer, and producer located in Burbank, CA!
I am offering a sound that fits the artist in need. Rather it's a beat, engineering support, songwriting help, and even music business advice. Whatever it takes I'm here to help. I'm an 8 year Grammy Voter, BMI/ASCAP Publisher, Record Label Owner, I'm apart of the RIAA/NMPA/Emmy and many wonderful organizations. I've been a part of the Entertainment industry for almost 10 years and I believe working with me will help bring any project or idea you have to life.
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Interview with TooSmooth
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm normally the guy people come to for fast HQ recording and quick but detailed music production. I'm a musician by heart but I love the tech side that comes with tracking a song. I give my clients the best of both worlds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love B.B King, Kanye West, *NSYNC, John Mayer, and Michael Jackson
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have some much gear that sometimes I forget that I own an item and that leads me to buy it twice. I have Condensor Mics like (Blue Bottle) I use a lot of Ribbon Mics. I have every DAW that can work on a Mac. Each DAW has it's own computer because I found out the hard way by having more than one program on the same computer. It can sometimes kill the HD. I love Akai and I have a lot of MPCs some new and some old like the MPC 2000. I use a lot of outboard sound modules. I also have an HD Pro Tools rig linked with an Avid Eleven Rack.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Normally I create a beat, record a hook if needed then track it out to either sell or keep for myself.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like the keep the soul alive. I love that vintage Kanye sound and I try to mix in my own sound because of all the instruments I can play.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say Vocals or producing. I'm also very skilled on the business side of the music industry.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip/Hop, R&B, and Pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use the grid! The Grid is your friend!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye, because I use a lot of the gear he uses and we are both from Chicago. Both of my parents are teachers and they worked at Chicago State (The same college Kanye dropped out of) My dad was working there before he dropped out.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've only had one career path and that's being an entertainer. I've created my own label, got direct licenses from all of the Major DSPs, I vote for a lot of important award shows and some of my music has made to a few Grammy Voting Ballots. I also act when I'm not making music. I've been a part of the entertainment industry since 2010
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac Pro, a Midi keyboard (88 Keys), MPC, a Mic, and my KRKS
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to explain what you want and need.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you looking to make a living from your music or are you creating music just because everyone else is doing so?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not a real job
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? And My answer is "It depends on how good you want it"
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating something new every day is fun.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll keep working until they like it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I started out on a Reel to Reel and now I use the Reel to Reel with my DAW.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a few albums. I want to help put out an album each month. so far I have two months lined up
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In a way, I'm proud of every project that I'm apart of. I just worked on my first indie film and that was such an amazing experience. It's always an honor to be picked for something because that means the person believes in me and my sound!