Kristian Machin


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Ready and waiting to get working on your next hit. Get in touch so we can discuss your project and whether I am the right fit for you.

Working from my home set-up I can offer anything from a beat to a fully-fledged song. I specialise in guitar but love synths, crunchy lo-fi drums and atmospheric soundscapes.

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Interview with Kristian Machin

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Composing my own music for my solo work

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analogue where you can. I like knobs

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: Quality and assurance are my highest priorities.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Creative freedom and working on my own schedule

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: Jingle writer. I also make compositions for video

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: Do you have an idea to work from? Who do you want to sound like? Can you sing? Can you record an idea into something? Even a phone memo

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Have a clear idea of what kind of music you want to make and be open to new ideas

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: That's tough. Tascam 388, my strat, Lexicon reverb unit, Echo rec, Sm7 b

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: First was to be a session guitarist then decided I didn't like to just copy others. So I went into making my own music which developed into getting nerdy with studios and gear. I studied a 3-year degree in this and I have now decided to combine the two for work whilst also maintaining my own musical career. I have now been doing this for 6 years

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Atmospheric sound bed with haunting melodies and a groove to get down to

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Radiohead. They're geniuses.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Gain staging! No one likes overloaded digital clipping

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: This seems to change periodically based o what I'm into at the time. But what tends to come out that I'm most proud of is usually atmospheric, taking the listener on a journey.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Lucious soundscapes

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: Out of the box ideas within the box

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: I like to get the bare bones of an idea down then build around it. Then craft an arrangement that suits the essence of the song

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I work from my home set-up predominantly in Logic Pro with SSL Preamps for micing acoustic instruments and Arturia keylabs for synthesis and Amplitube for guitars

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Radiohead, London Grammar, Brian Eno

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: I create music with artists and their visions of what they want to achieve. Sometimes work takes on a mind of its own and we make something magical

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