Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm here as a composer, keyboardist, and singer. I always wanted to be a musicians that can express the very honest side of her heart. This is my very first time as a singer, because singer is like a direct messenger to the audience, and I composed my very own music, sing, play bass synth, and keys. Well, I'm proud because I'm sure that I'm just one kind in the world.
What are you working on at the moment?
a single for Pillium, a rock experimental duo from Indonesia.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
not yet, I guess
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because it's more simple and faster but also give the best sound with nano differences from analogue.
And analogue because sometimes the best sound can't be replaced
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my best to make you happy
What do you like most about your job?
To bring the imaginary world we created, into a beautiful live analogue energy that our ears can hear.
And when people receive those energy and they're happy, the positive energy returns to its creator.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Most customers asked about budgeting for the project, and it really depends on what it would take, such as Is it MIDI or live? How long the project needs? How much team member I need for this project? And then after clients told me specifically what is exactly we going to make, then I would give some suggestions that suits their needs best, such as "we would use young female voice for this dialog" or "we would use live drums for this jingle".
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I'm not a dj or live mixing engineer, or music product sales manager.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
If you don't mind, would you give me the exact working days, so I could do an exact set up to achieve the project successfully together?
it would be very nice :)
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
if you looking for a great music producer and voice over that will do the job to the fullest for your company, or want some music with Indonesian touch to it, you meet the right person.
if you looking for a crazy vocalist and weird illustrator, you might want to hear it first from my link ;p
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
AKG 414 microphone
iMac with software installed
Dave Smith keyboard
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Music Illustrator. Like a painter or designer, but works in music. I have been doing this since I was at uni, 3 or 4 years ago
How would you describe your style?
In work, I would say that I'm a dynamic person.
but in Personal style, I'm more like futuristic experimental rock.
overall, I'm a heartwork crafter.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Bjork, because she's really open to many possibilities in making music, and keep exploring trough the limit (in a positive way), what human can really do. In this case, she did it in singing.
I would like to work with any Reggae and Trip Hop musicians, because they seems having a very relax life which is giving many differences to me and always wonder how it's going to be?
And of course I would like to work with ethnicians also, so I can learn different kind of living from such a great humanity.
Can you share one music production tip?
do the best, and trust your instinct, and force it to the limit.
What type of music do you usually work on?
orchestral with band and solo vocal, recently.
What's your strongest skill?
such as picking the right talent
or picking the right instrument for delivering the message
What do you bring to a song?
what clients want :)
or what producer ask what I want
What's your typical work process?
pre pro - specific concept creating, budgeting, pulling team and talents
production - MIDI creating, tracking, live recording, everything, premix for preview
post production - (after production preview is accepted) mixing and mastering
Tell us about your studio setup.
studio A - has 27 inch iMac, UAD Apollo Duo, Logic Pro X, Gretsch drums set
studio B - has 21 inch iMac, Saffire Pro, Logic Pro X, MIDI controllers, synthesizers
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
for industrial related - Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Chris Lord Alge, Andy Wallace
for personal preferences - Bjork, Radiohead, Massive attack, Portishead, Nerve
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Theme song, jingle, and voice over