I'm a qualified mixing engineer and music producer. I can compose hip hop beats in a range of styles (trap, grime, chill, boom bap etc.)
Over 500,000 views on my Type Beats YouTube channel. A collective 1Million streams on commercial releases using my beats.
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Interview with Emma
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I compose Hip Hop beats for a range of artists. I also mix vocals in their chosen style to a professional standard.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love producers such as Mike Dean (Travis Scott, Kanye West) and engineers such as Jeff Ellis (Frank Ocean, The Neighbourhood)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a good studio set up consisting of a sound treated listening environment for my NS10 monitors, along with my MacBook pro which is running my chosen DAW for the day (Usually ProTools or Ableton). This is all linked via my Apollo Interface. Most of my work is done "in the box" with a collection of high quality UAD and Waves plugins.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll listen through the song carefully to fully grasp what the artist intends for the track. I want to work closely with the artist during the creative process.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can add a level of sophistication which many artists may feel their music lacks. I love music and know what makes a hit song a hit, and I try to bring those qualities to everything I work on.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have great critical listening skills along with a knack for creative mixing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, usually trap
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Correct gain staging is a MUST throughout the creation process to avoid any nasty distortion problems later down the mixing line.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Lil Uzi Vert. I think his melodies are incredibly unique and I'd be interested to see what he comes up with on my beats. He can kill any beat.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The beats I make are modern, clean and usually dark with an emotional undertone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making beats 5 years ago, since then I have made a living off selling beats. Naturally I grew into assistant engineering in studios and studied a degree in Sound Technology. I freelance as a producer, doing sessions with artists.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: monitors, interface, preamp, U87, Macbook.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to find someone who is willing to understand your style instead of take it over.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the song about, what are you trying to convey? What do you want to feel when you hear this?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That type beats are easy to make. It takes hours and years of observation, practice and dedication to start making beats that even start to resemble the high quality of chart topping music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you use? I use ProTools mainly for mixing, and Ableton for composing beats.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's a creative outlet.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To co-operate with you in achieving a high quality commercial product
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's seamless and much more portable in today's world. I find it more functional for how I work. I have never noticed huge difference in sound quality.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A few different beat tapes and working on collaborations with various artists.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced IAMKYAMI's Concrete Rose and I'm particularly proud of my vocal recording on that track along with the vocal mixing.