Anything you throw at me, I will take and make pretty.
I specialize in several areas of music production: mastering a track, vocal performance, videography, songwriting, and instrumental performance (ukulele, guitar, flute, tuba.)
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Interview with Araelius Zora
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My most proud work is the one that I'm doing right now. Currently, I work for a small game development studio as resident OST producer. It's such a surreal experience that I never thought I'd do, but now that I'm doing it, I love it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now, I am working for a game development studio that is based in different places (solely because most of us work remotely). I mostly work on regional tracks for the game that can loop easily, almost in the style of Bloodborne, Legend of Zelda, etc.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital! I find that digital is certainly more time-saving for me, especially because I can work away from my Mac on my iPhone.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to work to the best of my ability and take on board all the things that a client has for feedback and run like the wind with it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Interacting and working with others. The nature of collaboration is very fun for me, and it is why I still continue to work even when I feel like I can't.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Often I get asked, "Where do you produce your tracks?" My answer is that I produce everything in GarageBand; my vocals, tracks, etc. I run everything through GarageBand! It's the most reliable and flexible software for me right now as a college student.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception would be that people often think I work with lots of equipment and that it takes long for me. This job comes naturally and quite simplistically to me considering where I am in relation to my career.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I try my best not to ask too many questions; mostly just "When do you need this done by," or "What is your vision". My goal is to meet the expectations of your vision with my skills.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be patient. I'm a college freshman and I am trying my best- I want to work with you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Considering my set up is small already, I would definitely bring my mic, my Mac, and my AKAI. Oh!- my ukulele too.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Growing up, I always wanted to be a singer. It was my dream, and I fully intend to fulfill it. Ten years (going on eleven) will not go to waste!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a hybrid between softer, innocent sounding melodies and harsher, darker lyrics. I find that the contrast resonates deeply within others.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Anderson .Paak in the future. I really enjoy his music and his style, and he also makes music that differs greatly from my own style.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When things seem like they're going nowhere, keep making them go nowhere. Often, I find that when I pound random keys or sing random words that seem pointless, the newest, freshest ideas come to me.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I often work on electronic tracks, or things one might consider "bedroom pop". I also work in the game development field as an OST producer.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing! As I said before, I have been singing for ten years, and I am not stopping anytime soon.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique voice that nobody can match. Over time, my voice has grown and taken shape, and nobody can truly match the sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process is certainly sporadic considering I am leaving for college soon. However, once I have a project in front of me, I start as soon as I wake up and I work until the early hours of the evening to perfect the work. I try my best to work for an hour straight on what is necessary and then take a 30 minute break, and repeat the process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I currently have a MacBook Air that I run GarageBand on, which is where I run all of my production. I have a Fifine microphone that I use to record vocals, and I use an AKAI Professional MPK25 for any track work that I do.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 88rising inspires me greatly; as an Asian-Pacific Islander person, their focus on Asian youth resonates within me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most requested work is that of songwriting and singing. I've been singing for over ten years, and it is the skill I have honed most, with writing lyrics as a close second.