Thomas van Vliet
Creative composer and producer, hit-song sensitive, singer, multi-intrumentalist.
I have over 30 years of experience in writing songs and performing. My music styles differ from soul, disco to rock and dance. Furthermore I sing and do voice overs. Are you looking for a song, or do you want a second opinion on your song? Drop me a line!
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Interview with Thomas van Vliet
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It will have to be the project I am working on now. I compose, produce, arrange perform on this project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on Neutroniq. An artistic dance project: http://www.neutroniq.org
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Paul J. Falcone.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Preferably a mix of analog and digital. Analog to get the soul. Digital to get to the goal.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I do my utmost to get the best result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The process and the result.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I can't tell. Their secrets are safe with me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I turn crap into gold. Which I sometimes can :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It depends on the job.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your time in decsribing exactly what you are looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A solar panel for electricity, a microphone, a set of speakers, my computer, an extra harddrive (just in case)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 30 years I have been composing and making music productions. Seven years for a publisher. And since the past five years as an independent. I possess the skills and experience to take a song a step further.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Accessible, open, poppy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artists that are still developing their sound or style. I have the experience to point them in the right direction and provide a song measured to their skills and tone of voice.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul, disco, dance, rock. Also I am working on music for children.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a melody line that can't get oout of your head.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to give it the umphf and a human touch.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Go go go go until the job is done!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A plain and simple home recording studio. I record with Logic Pro and Pro Tools. No fancy stuff. Neumann microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, D'Angelo, Prince
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am the guy that creates the melodies that stick into your head. Are you looking for a sticky melody or a chorus that hits the mark? I am your man.