Quazi Mode brings an effortless blend of cultures and harmony through a thoughtful balance of stylistic approaches to sound & rhythm.
A graduate of Full Sail University, Years for experience in music production, mixing and mastering of various genres.
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Interview with Quazi Mode
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Merty Shango x Kelvyn Colt - Freedom I was the producer, arranger, engineer and did the pre mix on this powerful song. Freedom is collaboration between Merty Shango (NYC) & Kelvyn Colt (Berlin).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Tune the kick drum !
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music Production & Mixing
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing & performing in bands, at a very young age which led to my curiosity about recording, production, mixing and mastering. With a little access and insight to production pursued a career as a DJ and a BSc in Recording Arts from Full Sail University. I worked as an engineer and junior producer at J2 Productions, whose clients include some of Hollywoods biggest pops stars, a-list songwriters and compositions for major Hollywood films. Making my way into primetime TV, I composed the opening theme for MTV’s Beyond Dance and background score's for MTV’s Real World. Musical footprint also covers content on feature films in the Indian film industry.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bass oriented futuristic production
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar. His motivation, creativity & technicality is second to none.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Trap, EDM, Dubstep, Neo Soul House, RnB & Future Bass
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The vibe
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There is no process :)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Synths: Moog One Moog Voyager Korg Ms20 Korg Ms 2000 Korg Arp Odyssey Access Virus Ti Dark Star Access Virus B Extensive Modular Rig Roland Tr8s Elektron Octatrack Electron Analog Heat Empress zoia Make Noise O Coast Compressors: API 2500 + Stereo Bus Compressor Neve 33609 Stereo Buss Compressor Chandler LTD Zener Limiter Shadow Hills Vandergraph Stereo Compressor Empirical Labs Distressor EL8x Alta Moda Hipp Bus Compressor SSL G-Series Bus Compressor Lison Grove R-124 Mono Compressor Equalizers: API 5500 Dual EQ Tube Tech HLT 2A Stereo EQ Chandler LTD Curve Bender EQ Kush Audio Clariphonic Parallel EQ API 550b EQ Neve 1073 EQ Mastering: Shadow Hills LTD Edition Mastering Compressor Manley Massive Passive Mastering EQ Rupert Neve Protico Master Bus Processor Rupert Neve 542 Tape Processor SSL Fusion Bus Processor Converters: Antelope Orion 32HD Gen 2 Apogee Symphony i/o Gen1 RME Fireface 400 Ashley NE4400 Speakers: ATC SCM 200 ASL (Main Speakers) Barefoot Micromain 37 Gen 2 (Near Field Speakers) Adam A5x - Reference Speakers DAW: Ableton Cubase Logic Pro-Tools Wave Lab
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anderson Paak, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Noisia, Skrillex, Diplo.... List goes on !
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production, Mixing & mastering
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Merty Shango, Rayon Nelson, Wes
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, in todays day and age modern production requires a perfect blend of both realms.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Top quality production and sonics.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Peace of mind
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q. What DAW do you use ? A. Cubase
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Bpm, Key, Reference & Vibe
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Convey the vibe and direction of the production clearly.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Apple mac book pro, Antelope Zen Tour interface, Roland Tr8s, Moog One, UAD OCTO Satellite