Multi-Instrumentalist, producer and composer, Cam Reeves will get your songs sounding professional. He has played with many bands in different genres and also works as a sound designer for various organizations.
Cam Reeves is a musician, composer, and producer from Indianapolis, IN. As a live electronic musician, Cam performs his original tracks while improvising and looping various instruments. His sound is a unique style of tribal-trance, atmospheric soundscapes, and psychedelic bass music.
Other than his solo project, Cam also plays in many different settings. He is the drummer and co-producer for electronic-rock duo, I-Exist (www.iexistband.com). I-Exist has multiple songs reaching millions of plays on Spotify, releases on Kannibalen Records, and has also appeared on the soundtrack to the horror film "Saw 3D - The Final Chapter”. Cam has toured extensively in the U.S. with I-Exist, and international tours in South America and Hong Kong with his jazz trio.
Cam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Butler University and works as a freelance musician while continuing to play with I-Exist and produce and perform his solo music. He teaches percussion, guitar, and piano lessons in Indianapolis and works as a sound designer for various organizations.
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Interview with Cam Reeves
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Design presets for a client is Xfer Serum VST.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always writing and creating for my own music and with my other group, "I-Exist".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both...if it sounds good, it sounds good!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give you a finished product that you're happy with, no matter how many times or how long it takes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Playing music and creating!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The time it takes to master a sound design concept.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the end result? When are you expecting a finished product?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reach out to me, email or phone call, and lets discuss exactly what you're looking for. If I'm the right fit, the great! But if not, that's ok too. It's 2020, so let's not waste each others time!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drums, another drum, more drums, one more drum, and a flute!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My older brother and father play music so this was a natural progression for me growing up. I started playing guitar at a very young age and began taking lessons in percussion at 10 years old. I studied music at Butler University and having been teaching and playing professionally for 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Worldly, Tribal, Melodic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Seven Lions or Au5 to have a better understanding of their sound design and mixing process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Shut your eyes and use your ears!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock Styles and various Electronic/EDM styles
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Multi-Instrumentalist and Sound Design
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Professional understanding of rhythm and music theory.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Instruments - Drumset, Hand-drums, shakers, tabla, Electric and Acoustic guitar, Native American flutes, Bansuri Studio Gear - Focusrite Scarlet 18i20, DBX 266XL Compressor/Gate, ART Pro MPA Tube Preamp, JBL 308 w/ Sub Microphones - SM58, SM57, AT2035, PGA98H, KSM137
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Thomas Lang and Steve Gadd are a few of my favorite drummers. And can't forget about the King of pop, Michael Jackson! I'm also inspired by producer/DJ Seven Lions, Au5, and Mr. Bill.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work involves session recordings, mostly percussion, and sound design for musicals and theatre productions.