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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Composing my own music for my solo work
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analogue where you can. I like knobs
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and assurance are my highest priorities.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creative freedom and working on my own schedule
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Jingle writer. I also make compositions for video
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear idea of what kind of music you want to make and be open to new ideas
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: That's tough. Tascam 388, my strat, Lexicon reverb unit, Echo rec, Sm7 b
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Atmospheric sound bed with haunting melodies and a groove to get down to
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead. They're geniuses.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Gain staging! No one likes overloaded digital clipping
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lucious soundscapes
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Out of the box ideas within the box
Q: What's your typical work process?
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
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Radiohead, London Grammar, Brian Eno
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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