An experimental, nostalgic, synthesizer-inspired music with BoC-like vibe, crystal clear hand-crafted beats and today's relevant mixing quality. I produce sounds for life. I'm in love with videogames. This is all my passion and my routine.
Hey I'm enryoki. I make my own music and tend to discover original and unique sounds that you never expect to hear.
For the last couple of years I've been releasing my albums under few aliases. Main ones are "enryoki" and "Ambientronic".
I had a chance to work with great vocalists. One is well-known Addie Nicole (top1 female vocalist charting on Fiverr).
I did few collaborations with my friends who also are deeply involved in today's growing music community. A mau5trap artist C.H.A.Y and my mate from Orlando, US Chris and my Swedish friend Limerant, whos tracks go on Armada Music.
I've been doing a lot of ghost production and custom remixing for musicians through my freelance routine.
Now I really want to establish myself in the new community here, on SoundBetter.
I know there are mammoths here, but if you are just wanting to get some fresh air - feel free to contact me and let the magic happen!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with enryoki
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Surprisingly my "biggest" project was a freelance job. It was about making voice overs, editing and mixing them. A theme was medical. It was a 2 months long project. Was really cool. Liked that little journey.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've just finished my ambient album. I am working on another album for my other alias and I have 2 more albums planned already. So pretty music all music making. Though I am actively searching for some freelance work out there.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yeah a singer Zachary Staines. I worked with him on few songs. He is an amazing singer and a sweet person.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They are different. For different purposes. Both of them are great and usable.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I think of it more as of a promise to myself really. It's usually me telling myself to do the best I can for that particular client. To fit in the right mood/theme and to do it as fast and as productive as I can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Staying focused and being immersed into the process.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask for references. I send them my music. Simple as that. Other questions are just with yes/no answers.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't know really. If only people would think of me as of a guy who can make some epic radio hit. No I can't answer to that.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Usually it is the most common things. Like "what is the purpose of the music I make for them would be?". "Is there a deadline?". Stuff like references for sure... Also I would ask for raw samples / unprocessed vocals yeah.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I think the most important part is to really listen to that artist's music discography first before making any decisions. So I guess.. that's some patience required.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Hmm. An infinite energy supply. A laptop. Pair of headphones. A mic. And some complicated polysynth like one of those Prophets or Moog.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing from 2014 I think. Started from chiptunes because I thought it is a nice way to learn simple electronic music production. To this day I use chiptune flavours in my stuff sometimes. Later on I discovered deadmau5 livestreams and really started to learn how to make house beats. At the same time my huge inspiration was Jon Hallur and his ambient music. Then I learned about Boards Of Canada. It is a big world we live in. A lot of musical influences every day.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It's definitely an Electronic music genre. Because I do various tempos, different beats everytime and so on - it is hard to define one local genre. So yeah, I instead just put "Electronic" on everything :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: deadmau5 for sure. He is a nice guy. I can totally relate to his vibe and to his music. I'd love to have a studio session with him just for fun.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I run a special EQ on master which I use for checking my mix by cutting and filtering out certain range of frequencies. Basically using it like a high pass or low pass filter with couple steps. Helps a lot.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It is all kinds of stuff. I'd say I make my own synthesizer patches, blend them together and then add beats depending for what style it fits the most.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think in terms of production I'm good at doing something moody and dark rather than happy and uplifting. And in terms of mixing and editing - I am a very focused person.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: All my works have a certain energy and very DIY feel. They all sound close to what you hear on radio/streams but recreated with hands not using common sample packs. I also tend to add flavours at post editing process. I try my best to make electronic music sounding more alive, natural and not sterile.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: That would be me searching for that first idea and then developing it, mixing everything on the go. As soon as the mix sounding full enough, I start to arrange and clean it and then master & post process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a simple and quiet room with wood walls in a private house outside from the city. I have a set of Yamaha HS8's plus a sub. Audio interface is Steinberg UR-RT2. I have two mics: AKG P120 and Shure SM57. From instruments right now I have Korg Volca Bass and an old Yamaha RX11 drum machine from 80's. I also have an AKAI APC40 MKII controller. I run everything in Ableton Live. Pretty much it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Boards Of Canada, deadmau5, Moby, Matt Lange, Apparat, Royksopp, MGMT, J Dilla, M83
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Electronic music production, mixing and mastering services. Remixing and making instrumentals for vocalists. Doing sound design and editing audio like voiceovers or podcasts.