Editing, Mixing and producing tracks
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- Nilda Fernandez
- Fake Oddity
- Voyage de Noz
- The Clarks Project
- Faik Sharr
- Velvet In the bled
- Wahid Zenzila
- Hocine Benameur
- Marc pujol
- Welling Walrus
- Noémie Brigant
- Simplex Records
- Aurélia Kreit
- Madjnoun Projet
- Stardust Records
- Max Dimbali
- Nelly Oleson
- Ladybug and the wolf
- Tom bird
- Electric Safari
- Martin Luminet
- Laurent Lamarka
- The salmon Fishers
- Rom Buddy
- Mi corps à son
- Hommage a Léo Ferret
- Maybe Baby
- In Balance
- Vilain Coeur
- Laisy Daisy
Interview with Xav
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Andy Wallace
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mix between Analog and digital. Pro tools HD set up with Metric Halo Lio conversion. Loads of outboard Gear, ssl, neve, Chandler Limited, DBX , Slate pluggs and waves pluggs...focal speakers
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Talking a lot with the artiste, trying to understand the song so that the Artist can recognize himself and also be amazed.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding a song and making it sound good
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: rock music, indie, pop music
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: good song, good mix !!!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 18 years in France, Turkey, New Caledonia
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer , Conversion , speakers and SSL bus comp but if there is electricity on a desert Island that is
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just give it a try and you ll see
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you expectations ?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Is it your real job ?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How are you going to mix this song ? "I don t know we ll see "
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music, meeting artists
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do my best
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both , digital for recall and analog for the Color
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet , but i do recommend people when it is not my music style, or my job
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Two rock albums, one afrobeat album and some live gigs
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: NIlda Fernandez Live DVD, French Artist that has many French Awards, "victoire de l musique "i mixed the dvd with him , Took us about 1 month but sounds great !!!!