I create woozy melodies meant to lull the listener into a state of contemplation, with layered drums reminiscent of J Dilla.
I can produce full songs, just keys, drums, vocals, a verse, or whatever may be needed. I specialize in creating catchy melodies, chorus, and bridges that are typically more relaxed and chill, but can venture into an upbeat vibe as well.
I have a B.A. in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts, along with Avid Pro Tools Level 2 certification.
I've been producing and recording musing for over ten years and currently work with live sound as a part-time job.
I have a strong background in video and photography as well as graphic design.
I release music as Pink Soup
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Interview with Pink Soup
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My EP Pretty Pretty Pretty Please that I self released. It was my first real project and I'm super proud of it. I did everything from cover design to mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on producing an album for Grey the Guppy.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment but I'm looking forward to building contacts and friends.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because I believe in ease of use and appreciate the doors digital has opened. I'm not opposed to analog either, though. This question to me is like Star Wars vs. Star Trek, you can pick a side if you want but you're just missing out on the benefits of both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that you'll always be getting my 100 percent effort. As an artist, it can be easy to fall victim to imposter syndrome, and to combat this I make sure to put everything I have into the work I'm creating.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just like being able to wake up and create an atmosphere/environment.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I haven't had enough customers to answer that question at this point.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sample. Everything is made in-house and no samples are used.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I help? What's the message the scene/video/podcast is trying to get across? What's the mood? Is the music going to change the mood or reinforce it?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to reach out and lets have a conversation! I think communication is key to everyone being satisfied with the work being done.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my MacBook, monitors (two but they should count as one, right?), Akai MPK mini, guitar, and Shure SM7b.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making music in an A/V class in high school, then bootleg programs on my computer at home. From then on I've received a B.A. in Broadcasting and a Pro Tools Certification. I now work at a library running sound and video for their events, along with creating marketing material.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid back, hypnotic, woozy, jangly rnb.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCartney or Frank Ocean. I feel like one could learn so much just from ten minutes with Paul, and Frank would be hard not to geek out over.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My one music production tip would be to listen to what the song is telling you. A lot of times we try to force ideas or motifs, but I'm a strong believer in listening to what the songs is asking for.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: indie pop/rnb/hip-hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear for a dreamy melody
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a chill, hypnotic vibe
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with a chord structure and build a melody. I generally add drums then begin to listen for any possible vocal melodies that can sit on top of everything. Often times I add bass last or nearly last.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I primarily work with soft synths but occasionally use my guitar. Mic is a Shure SM7b
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Frank Ocean, Brian Wilson, Tyler the Creator
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and vocal features