I am a singer-songwriter, who also does game and film scoring. I have previously worked as an arranger, my forte is work with small chamber ensembles. Have scored Balakirev's Russian Folk Tunes for orchestra (orchestrated from piano sheet score). I am open for any type of collaboration.
I can compose using both real instruments and sampled ones (the first one would require me to hire musicians and a studio space). I believe that collaborative work is the key to originality and generally is a more enjoyable process. I am Russia-Moscow based.
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Interview with Fedor Voronov
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have orchestrated a book of folk tunes collected by Milliy Balakirev, it did not matter to me that it was I who was making it, I just wanted to create beautiful content, and that is true to its core, I wish I could have done more to that project, but the budget puts its limitations
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: my own album, freelance little projects
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both, you cannot and should not choose between one or the other
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If they don't like the end project they can get a refund, but they on the other hand would lose the rights to the things I will have provided
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why - because)))) no, on a serious note it is normally time, money and resources related
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I don't know stuff
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Time & Money, how many versions do you want, the vine and the context of the song/piece
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: always give deadlines but never make them strict, for instance, if you have to have the thing by the 30th, ask the person to do it by the 20th, this way both of you have time to fix things and make them better, always pay 30% upfront, this way, both parties are interested in committing to the project financially
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: lots of food, drink, flour, a solar power refrigerator, salt is a must (when it comes to survival, music would be one of the last things, a person should think of, besides we all have our voices)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: circa 3 years, I am yet a freshman
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: any rich person would do
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Good is not good enough, sometimes you have to sacrifice things, music to me is like sculpting
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, EDM, Classical
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: classical music instruments
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: my own personal touch, I try to make it appropriate for a certain context such as lounge or concert piece
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I batman the source, then I add my parts, sometimes I go straight to the instruments, sometimes I start on a different instrument to liberate my mind, and then put the parts to designated instruments, I used to work linearly, now I try not to
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: an audio insterface, dynamic mic, leads, two electric guitars, a bass guitar, a nylon acoustic guitar, keys, piano, Logic Pro X is my DAW of choice
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Valentin Filatov (the story of a guy making it big by solely talent is always inspiring)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am most comfortable doing the acoustic instruments arrangements for my clients, which does not limit me to that type of work (I want to try myself not only as an arranger but maybe as a ghost top-line singer)