Slater Manzo

Beat Maker/ Music Producer

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To the point: I'm a beat maker, music producer, and vocal mixing engineer. My style is heavily influenced by many styles of electronic music, expanding from house to ambience, downtempo to pop beats. Even if I haven't made that genre I'm always up for a challenge.

My name is Slater Manzo. Writing isn't a passion of mine at all, but writing music has been since I was ever so young, and when I learned I could make a full song on my mom's computer at 12 years old, well there was no stopping me.... unless my mom asked for her computer back for her photography work.

I have over 12 years of music experience, and I've been professionally making music for the last 6 years. Ranging from personal projects to corporate, commercial and non-profit organizations, I've made many styles and genres of music.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Slater Manzo

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

  2. A: My top request is usually full production work, including recording, sound designing, all the way to mastering the final product. Second is mixing engineer/designing. Third is vocal processing/tuning/comping.

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

  4. A: I've always been inspired by many sources. Though my top influences for mixing are: Kill The Noise, Quincy Jones, Deadmau5, Oliver Top influences for music production: A-Trak, Tycho, Lizzo, Solar Fields General Faves: everyone listed

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work in essentially the worst possible space for mixing with a professional monitor/desk set up. Which is why I turn out a good mix. Why though? An incredible amount of ear-training throughout my life and I can't rent a studio quite yet. Working between so many studios and set ups, and also dedicating to ear-training in multiple kinds of spaces has given me so much experience with sound.

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

  8. A: I'm generally easy-going worker, where I take my time throughout my day to jump in and out of projects. When Im working on the project, I'm efficient, moving quickly and know exactly what I want to go for with a sound. On breaks, I will listen back even while doing some cleaning/housework so I can reference changes I need to make. I can also handle pressure, short deadlines and quick turn-arounds.

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

  10. A: That umph it needed.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Mixing the full production.

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

  14. A: Electronic styles, mixing between indie pop, dance, house. I've also worked on rock, heavy rock songs.

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

  16. A: Did you high pass it yet?

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

  18. A: Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande. They would all be so good on a house beat/pop song.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Pop-influenced house music. A mix of chill to hype bangers.

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

  22. A: Laptop, Audio interface, headphones, keyboard, beatpad

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

  24. A: Do you love your project? Does it light up the fire within you?

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

  26. A: That I only make one style of house music

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

  28. A: Being constantly inspired by others' work.

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

  30. A: Professional Radio Ready Realness

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Both cuz this is still one of the weirdest debates in our industry.

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