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Interview with Ghostrida Influenced Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An EP for an artist out of Jacksonville,FL by the name of Prince Akeem. Check out, Self-Perception by him on Spotify
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It would have to be “Captured” because it’s my very first professional project as a Producer/Arranger and Mix Engineer.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mow Dow
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for convenience and easier to recall information.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To treat the records as if it’s my own record by giving it the highest regard.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to be creative.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? Depends on how organized is the session.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Though everyone now has access to the equipment, it doesn’t guarantee everyone will put out music or songs worth listening to.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is it that you’re looking for to make your record stand with and at the same time, apart from other records?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just know and understand that you will ALWAYS sacrifice one quality over the other two concerning a service like this. If you want something fast and cheap, it will not be good...or something good and fast, it will not be cheap.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Unless I have access to an electrical out, that would be pointless and impossible to name.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been doing this since 2011-12 so...almost 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pure...Golden-Era -esque
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: New up and coming artist, due to being able to see the humble beginnings. Rapsody is another artist I would love to work with because of her respect and authenticity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Parallel Compression can be a very monumental tool in production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It’s usually hip-hop and R&B...but I am very knowledgeable of Jazz,Gospel,Classical,Soul, Alternative Rock, and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Balance and blending, dynamic control
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, a sharp auditory perspective that’ll translate to sight and feel for the recording.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I’ll do an initial listening of the session and make notes to get a feel for the record, write out problems heard in the initial listening and how to solve those problems. Write out ideas for the session that’ll potentially immerse the listener into the environment of the record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It’s all digital now. But it’s a UAD Apollo Twin MKII interface,Yamaha HS 5. That’s basically it now.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Young Guru,Terrace Martin, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, Mixed By Ali, Leslie Brathwaite, Marcella Araica, Dylan Dresdow, Phil Tan,Quincy Jones, Pharell Williams, Stevie Wonder
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing sessions, every now and again Mastering sessions.