My name is Boris Zaborski, and I'm a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade. I have a M.A. in music production and sound design and I'm an owner of the SENSES audio production studio. https://www.facebook.com/sensesaudioproduction
Studio specialises in music production and sound design with a possibility of additional recording.
It is equipped with high end hardware and software for the best production results possible.
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Interview with SENSES audio production
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common are editing, mixing and mastering jobs, but there are request for recording additional instruments, arraigning songs etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: For musicians it varies on the mood I guess, it can go from Katatonia to Oasis lately. :) as for producers, don't have a name especially, there are awesome production from people who are just starting, and there are mediocre production from the big professionals, so I just like when someone manages to do a mix worthy of the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record everything though Presonus studio live mixer into PC with Cubase 7.5. For guitar recording there is a Fractal Axe-Fx XL II beast :) . Got KRK Rockit 8 for monitoring, with a few pairs of standard PC 2.0 speakers and headphones for mix and mastering checking. Also have a vocal booth that is completely sound proofed with Audio-Technica AT4040, Rode NT1-A, Shure SM7, Shure SM57 mics for recording vocals and acoustic instruments. And AxiomPro 69 MIDI keyboard from M-Audio.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I give my best to give song a flow and feeling that it deserves. Every song is different and I think the most important thing is to figure out what that songs needs to be, after that, everything goes easier.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Metal, Pop-Rock, generally guitar based genres. But it is not a rule, I have done pop songs, rap and hip-hop, movie scores and a bit of drum and bass.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears, listen, there is no perfect preset for anything.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are a lot of artist I would love to work with because I feel I could learn a lot from them and that the work with them would be a pleasure. At the moment I feel that Noel Gallagher is that person (ok maybe not the pleasure part, but I would learn a lot no question :) ).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Keep it simple but effective.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I realised in high school that music and sound production is my calling. I have been playing in bands ever since and that is probably one of the reasons I started meddling with sound. After high school I got on Faculty of dramatic arts in Belgrade on Sound recording and sound design department. During my studies I started to build my studio and to acquire equipment one by one. Currently I have an M.A. in sound design and music production and I'm in the businesses over 6 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Axe-fx (works like an audio interface ;) ), PC with all the plugins and DAWs, monitors, guitar, MIDI keyboard.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear idea what you want, maybe even a song that sounds like the one you want to be done. The more information you get me, the better the end product will sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want from this song? What is you favourite artist, album, song? How does this song feel to you?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "We can fix that in the mix"
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make it sound like this? Depends on the recording. Can you make it by tomorrow? I can try. Can you fix the vocals/guitars/other so it sounds better? Depends on the recording again, but there is a way for almost everything.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feeling when I listen to a final mix of a song and it sounds awesome and the feeling when somebody tells me that they are satisfied with my work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make it sound awesome.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: On the second EP for bend from Belgrade, Random (rock). Besides that on a pop song for a singer also from Belgrade, and music and sound effects for a video game for a company in Norway.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: First EP for a band Random. I worked as a producer. We had a lot of problems during the recording stage, and there was a lot of editing but in the end the EP sounds awesome. They are more than satisfied and I'm proud because I managed to pull that off.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the type of work I'm doing (editing, mix, master, recording etc.). Usually I talk to the client as much so I can to get the clear idea what are client wishes and vision of the project. After that I do a demo or a preview of what the song is going to be like so the client can see if I am on the right track. If the client is satisfied, I continue with work and I send the client one more export before the final so there is time for final touches and changes if there is a need for that.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital I have to say. I love the analog sound, but I the digital domain is so much more accessible, and it can even simulate the analog to some extent. I have nothing but respect for the people who worked in analog era, but I think that today, without undo button everyone would be lost! :)