Born in France, based in Stockholm. A broad-minded composer, producer, arranger, mixer and multi-instrumentalist. I collaborate with the singers from New York to Paris, create all types of music: pop, hip hop, soul, reggae, trap, funk, jazz... My mission is to deliver love into music.
I am currently based in Stockholm, Sweden but regulary work in Marseille, France. Through the years I have collaborated with hundreds of arstists who represent different styles and directions (Corneille, Laza Morgan, Laurent Garnier, Nor).
Graduated from SAE Institute with a degree in Sound Engineering & Audio Production I had a chance to learn from the best.
Let me take your music and spice it up! I can guarantee you the the following result: unique sound, consistency, highest quality. Text me and share your ideas!
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Interview with Paul Merlin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I create the universe based on their artists' preferences, ideas, wishes, dreams.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: OSX Logic PRO X, Fireface, plugins and analog like Universal Audio LA610, Space Echo RE-201, WAH VOX 250.414, acoustic, bass, electric guitars, Neumann Focal 60 80, NS 10 Yamaha.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My touch and color. Otherwise I follow customer's request.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I listen to various types of music every single day. Therefore I know how to "cook" every style (how should it sound like.. how it could be combined) I used to play on stage myself so I know how to create a song that would be played LIVE too.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Urban music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The right volume at your studio should let you talk to people.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Polyvalence, open-mindness and hard-working.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 14 years: 2 music universities, few music bands (played as a musician) and hundreds of songs composed for different artists.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, sound card, yamaha ns10, guitar, microphone.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am a composer who understands customer's needs and creates a *made-to-measure* project / song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: People often ask me why do I live in Sweden, not in France. I always answer: Stockholm is the European capital of music and I'm glad to bring a French touch there. Well, I regularly go to Marseille for some recordings and collaborations.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's my passion and meaning of life. I like everything connected with sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver the product based on client's preferences, inspiration, wishes.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 4 projects as music producer and mixer: pop, hip hop, trap, funk.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. It's great to warm the signal with the vintage analog .