Do you love to play with ocean waves full of piercing synths and caves filled with bass layers, shattered by thriving toms & godforsaken melodic madness, freighting thunderclaps and razor-sharp hits & hats, big, bold, badass percussions crushing down into rhythmic patterns and what not?...... well, at some point you need balance right? call me :)
- stem mixing & mastering
- track arrangement & completion help
(control perfectionism, end writer blocks, gain creativity output)
co-founder of record label: happy camper records
mixing & mastering service: sendmestems.com
music productions under artistname: noraj cue
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Interview with noraj cue • sendmestems.com
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My recent album / trilogy 'Inner Glitch'
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: another album, 2 singles, 2 remixes, 1 collaboration, 1 (single track) score project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: i love the warmth, soul and hands-on part of analog. but when it's digital there's often so much more possible far beyond your imagination.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: revisions till we reach 100% satisfactory
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: make people happy with doing what i love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: can you maybe smoothen some transitions, or make a decent end to the track, remove some clicks and pops. automate gains and fx, or maybe replace some stems after i tested it out in the club and felt, meeeh? - sure i can. no extra costs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: not familiar with that yet. everything is discussable and regularly goes beyond just mixing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: i'll send a whole checklist on how to transfer material and how i love to work, that will make us both feel most comfortable on a high level of efficiency.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: get into contact, come as you are, don't hesitate :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: macbookpro, monitors, midikeys, fieldrecorder, roland tr-8s
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 1988 - piano lessons 1994 - electronic music production 2005 - first official release 2015 - first album 2017 - quitting dayjob 2017 - start of sendmestems.com 2018 - start of happy camper records 2018 - start of production / mixing workshops, courses. 2020 - release of 2nd album 'Inner Glitch'
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: when it comes to music productions, i got to have low end groove for the feet. and storytelling layers of melody for letting the mind drift.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: anyone that puts effort, passion and emotion in their productions.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: open up and move yourself into the direction to listen to music you usually don't listen to or even dislike, to aim to find the beauty others hear in musical pieces that you don't yet. keep moving, learning, discovering, marvel.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: electronic dance related music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: listening, arrangement, prioritise.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: warmth, dynamics, stereo-field.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sebastian Leger, David August, Nils Frahm, Rampa, Koze, Yor Kultura, Yosi Horikawa, Kerala Dust, Tim Green, Gidge, Lee Burridge, Upercent, Jimi Jules, Be Svendsen, Royksopp, Moon Safari, Polynation, Nathan Fake, James Holden, Bjork, Aphex Twin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: the type of work i've been asked for the most is doing mixdowns for artists that often don't have the room to do it theirselves because they're constantly traveling on the road between gigs. Or like to stay more on the creative side and rather have someone else look at the technical part.