And he is the Hottest Producer Monocar Jones,479 Muzic Productions is the Beat Galaxy of the South. Michael M. Jones Jr,from nothing but destined to be a phenomenon as a Producer in this music industry!
The company is 479 Muzic Productions and the Producer in charge is Mr. Michael M. Jones Jr. a.k.a. Mizo479. Born December 13, 1977 in St. Petersburg, Florida, Michael started his journey in the early 90's, soon discovering his passion for the creativity of the music.He grew up in Barwick ,Georgia, a small town with a population of 500 people. And was raised by his grandmother and aunts! From his grandmother, he was taught to always put your trust in God Not Man and have Faith. So, in 1999 at the age 19 ,Michael, started his company as the sole-proprietor of 479 Muzic Productions after moving to St. Petersburg,Florida in the summer of 1994. He soon would go on to produce tracks for local acts such as songwriters,singers and rappers. By 1999 after graduating from Gibbs High Schoool on June 6,of 1996! Michael,then finds himself working in a studio with a friend from his neighborhood.From that point forward, he produced the greatest most influential successful southern underground rap/hip hop record in the Tampa Bay Area. With a diverse charismatic style and sound,the group was well known to the St. Petersburg,Florida as "THE PaperChasers" Executive Produced by MT Records. After that project, Mizo479 has been mastering his unique sound and style with every piece of equipment in the studio. This Producer is the most creative and open minded person that you will ever meet .
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Interview with Monocar Jones
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common types of work that I do for my clients is music production(beats),record,mix and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Other musicians that inspired me are ; OutKast,Dr.Dre,Goodie Mob,Beastie Boys,Tone Loc,Jazze Pha,David Banner,JD the Entertainer,Goodie MOB,Diddy,Rick Ross.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: IMy studio set up is quite simple and I'm equipped with a few basic pieces.My signal chain into my Protools TDM system is,a Presonus Tube preamp called the Adl 600 using the Avalon 747sp as an insert in PT on an aux channel.While clocking Protools externally with two channels of apogee converters . It's really nothing special ,basically it's all about the after effects once I get everything in the computer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work Process: If I'm recording a client, I usually get the correct signal and settings before we start recording.You have to make the proper adjustments sonic wise because every vocal is different.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When I mix or produce a song,my vision is to paint the picture as vivid as I can sonically with depth.Vocals,the melody and the rhythm section is my focal point.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and music production!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As an engineer/producer,I have worked on many different genres of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One music production tip: I always tell people to learn frequency ,meaning tune your ears .Because what you are hearing has alot to do with what you produce and it will also help you as a mixing engineer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: OutKast and 50 cent Reason because they are highly creative.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I can't describe my style because it's never the same.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to be that producer known for that evolutional sound. On this journey for 17 years+!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A piano,drumsticks,a shaker,a bucket and some water!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice to the customer is just tell me one time what you want and I will do the rest.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Main questions: 1.)How are you doing? 2.)whats your budget 3.)what is the turnaround time or deadline 4.)What are your expectations for the record?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Biggest misconception:is that most people think it's a magic button that you push to get "that sound".
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have I been doing this ? Answer 17 years +
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My job is fun and it is what I love and have a passion to do.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: There is never a promise,it's just my word.I tell all my clients that I will do more thatn my best to make sure your product is at it's "Highest Quality".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We use both analog and digital,because they both bring something different to the table.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working an E.P. FOR Miyah Music and I'm working with an upcoming Hip Hop artist from South Carolina.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project with Justin Sanchez was crazy.He literally brought the sequence to me all out of whack and we produced it for like a month straight until it was right .Then we worked on vocals for a month also.But,with that particular project I basically produced the drums ,played the chords,added more efx,produced and arranged his vocals.edited,mixed and mastered the record.It's a great song too!.Be sure to check it above in the music section.