You will have passion and professionalism at your service. I work very fast without quality loss. Communication with me will be very easy, so don't hesitate to ask me anything!
I'm a professional singer and songwriter with several years of experience behind me. I work in studio with italian and international record labels, and I collaborated on the songwriting by famous italian and international artists.
During my career I have developed very different singing skills: I can write and record pop, edm, rock songs, and I have screaming singing skills.
I do my job with passion and professionalism: no voice leaves my recording studio if that's not exactly what I wanted it to be, but my deliveries are very fast, I can record an entire song in one day. Moreover I'm a very friendly, helpful and proactive guy, so don't hesitate to ask me anything. My goal is to make everytime a hit song! Can't wait to do it with you!
• My song "Turn me on" with Ferdi-F reached over 240k streams after its release this summer. Now I'm here to write (or just sing) new hit with you! •
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Interview with Khaino
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Turn me on, with the Italian producer Ferdi-F was published on Spotify this summer and is the first song that, without a particular marketing budget, has become viral and has really reached crazy numbers. I wrote the topline, lyrics, arranged the choirs and recorded the voices. Another song I'm particularly proud of is Billions of lights, written with Swedish producer Karkaz, but the song hasn't come out yet! It has a particularly deep lyrics that I care a lot about. In this case too, I dealt with everything concerning the voice.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm arranging and recording choirs for a heavy metal album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It depends on the type of work. Sometimes from musical genres. Digital has evolved so much today, sometimes it's also nice to use that kind of "sound" to your advantage. It's clear that the analogue for some genres is still the stuff that makes the difference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The work is not finished until we are both satisfied. Sometimes it's hard and it takes time, but I don't give alternatives.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hear the finished song. It's a pleasure after all the blood and the sweat that you threw inside it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do it? And I answer: "Sure!" :D
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes It happens to talk to producers who want you to sing a song, but then you find out that you have to write it too. They are two different things, two different and distinct works. I do both, but I can't write and sing a song with the same budget.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - The production: I want to listen to the song, if it doesn't inspire me it's useless to work on it. - The budget: sometimes you can do beautiful things even on a tight budget. - Delivery times: when I am free I am very fast in my work. But I'm not always free, I work a lot (thankfully), so I prefer to know in advance if I can dedicate myself to a job or not.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Sometimes people may be afraid of offending the artist and censor themselves. This clearly affects the creative process negatively. I am not a "divo", I wouldn't even if i'd be famous. So don't make this mistake with me. Tell me everything that comes into your head. If a melody sucks, don't worry and tell me!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I just need three of them, as i said above.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was born and raised in the province. I love traveling, I've been all over the world in practice, I just miss Asia as a continent. But I was born and raised in the place where I want to stay, I never "fled". This is clear that it has made my life difficult at work, especially when you choose to do a job that practically doesn't exist here in Italy. Who knows, maybe if I moved ten years ago to some big city, I would have "broken through". But I don't make compromises, I want to stay here. And I'm grateful to have the luck to do the best job in the world. Thanks to the internet I can work from here with crazy artists, phenomenal producers and beautiful people. I'm happy and proud to say "hey, I'm here too".
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Inspired by old generations, for new generations.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to sing a Major Lazer song, I love the genre and I love its sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: For me, the right feeling, the right intention is essential. I'm not looking for the perfect take, but the right one for the song. To make it perfect now there are software ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock and edm
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I wish they were the precision and passion I have for the work I do.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Surely my experience and then everything that influences me on a musical level. I also write letting myself be inspired by current events, by art (I love photography, I read a lot and I love visiting museums of modern and contemporary art). Although my songs are very prosaic, there is little room for imagination. I'm not very poetic, it's not a kind of writing that belongs to me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I have to write a song: I often start with either a melody or a tagword I have in mind, inspired by the music track. Then I put down lyrics and music almost simultaneously. After that I sing the song several times, to try to internalize it as much as possible, then I start recording the main track; usually with two or three takes, I have everything I need. After the main track, I write and record choirs or other things (push, shout, doubles). If I only have to sing a song: as above, but remove the part where I write :)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a minimalist recording studio, I don't like having too much instrumentation and sometimes I need to move. Three things are essential to feel at home when I register: 1 - My AKG C414 XLII, my fucking girl. 2 - ISA One Preamp, for the sound. It's my elegant jacket. 3 - My DT770 Pro headphones. I'll put them on and go back to my mom's belly. For the rest I have a Genelec monitor system, and a Focusrite sound card. If you hear my premixes, you are hearing the Wavelabs or Fabfilter effect packages. For pitch, Melodyne, Antares Autotune or WavesTune, depending on the genre. About the daw: I use Cubase and Protools every day, but I'm also comfortable with Ableton.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really listen to everything, as any good music professional should do in my opinion. I can say a band or an artist for each of my favorite genres (I leave bands and artists from the past, otherwise the list would be infinite): - Edm / Pop: Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Major Lazer (Diplo) - Pop / rock: Imagine Dragons Most of my melodies and songs are probably inspired by them.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the works I do include writing or voice recording (or both) of pop, rock and edm songs.