Michael Ruberu

Professional Session Singer

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#2 on YESFM's top 15 Homegrown Charts with WonderGirl

GRAMMY WINNER LUIS MARTINEE:
"Your vocals are so good that songs stand out more than they probably should ;your vocals have magic in them."
Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion,Company B, Arika Kane, Jermaine Jackson, Sequal, the Cover Girls, Debbie Gibson, Vanessa Williams, Pet Shop Boys, Son by Four, and Elvis Crespo, among others.
JUNO WINNER MICHAEL HANSON:
"You have a voice at the highest pro level"
Michael Hanson was the original drummer, founder of GLASS TIGER. With Five JUNO AWARDS, a GRAMMY NOMINATION and gold/multi-platinum sales worldwide; John Bettis (Madonna, Pointer Sisters), Brad Buxer (Michael Jackson), Susan Pomerantz (Cher, Chicago), Tina Turner, The Moody Blues and Journe.
Thanks Mike for giving me my first break with "Beautiful". Like you said, that song has become a
CELEBRITY MUSIC INVESTOR BRETT WILSON:
"Rarely does a voice catch my attention like this."
Canadian music investor (5 Tenors) and philanthropist. He was a season 3 panellist on CBC Television's Dragons' Den. Thank you Brett for your continued support and encouragement. It is nice to know you are still listening :)
MUSIC VISIONARY DEREK SIVERS (CD Baby Founder):
" Truly great voice."
Derek is a genius that led the way for all musicians to be empowered by their craft. Thank You Derek for the support and your contribution to International Music.

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Interview with Michael Ruberu

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I released an EP last year. I cowrote and sang.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A set of original songs that a pro producer has volunteered to finish.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Definitely

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I like analog sound with digital convenience.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Satisfaction guaranteed

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Getting it right.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Are you available? Let me check my schedule.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Didn't know that there are misconceptions...

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Listen to previous work. If you truly believe that the singer's sound will elevate your song, your money is well spent.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: guitar in a TRK case and a solar powered recorder with lots of memory.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have been doing this for nearly 4 years since I discovered the platform. I have been recording for over 10 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My voice is smooth with a decent range. My accent is Canadian so I have a neutral annunciation.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I like artists that create strong melodies that won't let go of my brain.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Find someone that can do the job well and fast. I can recommend some.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: I'm a natural. Please listen to my other work on the web and see if I have what you are looking for.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: Depends on the preference of the buyer. Typically I listen to both reference and demo...get clarifications from the buyer, and loop record until I feel I got something worth sharing. It is better to get paid for quality rather than just get paid.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Protools 10.5 Avantone pro cv-12 C451B Sennheiser e935 Babyface pro LA-610 Mkii MacBook pro Aston Halo

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: I'm inspired by the craft of passionate creators. Demo songwriters and producers...

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: People prefer me for electronic/house. I have also performed Ballads ,R&B and Pop/

  39. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  40. A: Reference Track? Important preferences? Timeline?

  41. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  42. A: House, Electronic, Pop in that order. I have a ballad called "Beautiful" that I am proud of since it is a departure.

  43. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  44. A: My voice and my diplomacy.

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GenresSounds Like
  • George Michael
  • Daryl Hall
  • Patrick Monahan
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  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro X
  • Babyface Pro
  • Avantone Pro AVC12
  • AKG C451B
  • Sennheiser E935
  • AST Halo
  • Studio One Premium Cables
  • Mac OS
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