Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My band Drew Ofthe Drew's most recent album 'What Does It Do' because it is a project that I have complete creative control over, and I am very happy with the way it turned out and how well it has been received.
What are you working on at the moment?
Writing with singers for an album of original hybrid electronic music, as well as productions for a few different clients.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
My good friend Chris Leon, he is super talented and very professional. He is the one that introduced me to this awesome site.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, because computers are SO powerful these days that the plugins you can buy are actually as good as the analog versions, (Universal Audio, Slate) and if you don't have to have cables and physical things, you can work so much more clearly and efficiently.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will do all I know how to do to make your music sound better after I touch it
What do you like most about your job?
That I get to give all the creativity back to the world that it inspires out of me
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
- Want to make music?
- Heck yes!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I only do big epic tracks
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you like Star Wars?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to as much music online that has the name Drew Ofthe Drew attached to it, and if you like those sounds, hit me up!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A boat, 2 paddles, a fishing rod, and a book to read, because I think music is collaborative and I would come back to society as fast as I could.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I grew up in Central Florida, and started pursuing music as early as I can remember. I moved to Boston at 18 and New York at 22, and have been honing my craft the whole time.
How would you describe your style?
Unique, fun/easy to listen to, something you want more of
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Freddy Mercury (R.I.P.) because he is such an individual
Can you share one music production tip?
Mute things and see what it sounds like, the simpler, the more easily the listener can understand
What type of music do you usually work on?
I like to try and blur the line between genres like Pop, Rock, EDM, R&B, and well, everything else!
What's your strongest skill?
Out of the box thinking. This is important when we make it to a creative wall, my strongest skill is finding a way over, under, around, or through that wall.
What do you bring to a song?
A unique sound that I have spent my entire life developing
What's your typical work process?
I try to have a relaxed and creative environment, and focus in on exactly what it is that needs to be made/done.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a studio in Bedstuy which is in Central Brooklyn. It is an acoustically treated room with top notch gear. I recently upgraded to a 5K iMac, and I have a Universal Audio Apollo interface. For monitors I have Focal Twin 6e's as well as Yamaha NS 10's and a variety of other speakers and headphones to listen through.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am very inspired by out of the box thinkers, and not only musicians. I draw inspiration from people like Skrillex, Diplo, Rick Rubin, Flume, and Disclosure, but also, skateboarding/surfing culture and film.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Either production, where I will make the track, and play the instruments, or mix engineering, where I will mix the track that has already been created.