I started playing the piano at age 4. Got into producing at age 12. 15 years later I still LOVE what I do! I have worked with Konvict Muzik artists, Epic Records artists, independent artists, movies, and EVERYTHING inbetween. Need a fully produced record? No problem. Need mixing/mastering? No problem. Need a movie score or foley? No problem.
My services are listed below. If there's something you need that isn't on this list, please feel free to contact me.
*Foley & FX
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Interview with Orian
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production/composing, recording, mixing, sound design/foley
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: WAAAAAAAAAAY too many to name...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music is the only career I can see myself doing long term. I started playing the piano in 1991 and began producing in 2001.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What they expect to receive. What they will provide. What I need to provide.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I LOVE what I do and I couldn't possibly imagine doing anything else. I love meeting and working with new people and discovering new talent.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a production/recording studio in Los Angeles, CA with state of the art equipment including: *U87 Microphone *Avalon 737 Preamp *UA Apollo 16 interface *PC AND Apple *Protools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase ready + MANY more instruments
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There's no ONE "process" for creative work. I just start somewhere and try to get myself into that "flow state".
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Consistency is key.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: John Ho is a close friend of mine and he is also one of the best producers/mix engineers I have had the pleasure of working with. Check him out!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Why limit yourself? It's not about the gear. It's about how you use it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring over 28 years of classical piano training (I also play some guitar/bass guitar and drums), over 18 years of music production AND mixing experience, and a work ethic that's unquestionable.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production (Music/Vocal), Arrangement and Mixing are my strongest skills.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Hip-Hop R&B Electronic Ambient/Downtempo Bass Film Scores Classical Compositions Rock/Indie/Metal
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are SO many. French Kiwi Juice is one of the first that comes to mind. He's a musical genius.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, MIDI Keyboard, Microphone, Headphones, Air Conditioner
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am not just a beat maker. I CAN be. However, I am a music producer first. What this means is that I prefer to help you bring your art to life throughout every step of the way rather than just sending you an instrumental track and moving on with my life. However, as a producer I feel it's my duty to fill whatever shoes are necessary to get the job done so I'm open to the possibilities.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality. ALWAYS QUALITY. I take my work seriously and you can bet that if my name is on that project somewhere in fine print, then I'm going to do everything in my power to make it sound as close to perfect as I can.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working constantly. Currently I am producing one pop artist and two rap artists. I am also working on Foley and mixing for a TV show pilot being pitched to Comedy Central & HBO. I am currently in negotiations to provide Foley and mixing for a full length feature film. (Updated Oct. 2019)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The G.R.E.A.T. Tape 2 by Namebrand (currently NMBRND). I had the opportunity to engineer 90% of the tracks on that mixtape and be involved in the creative process along the way. Released on Epic Records in 2016.