I'm a favourite "ghost producer" for many artists.
Tools used for mixing-mastering are Harrison consoles mixbus 32c and iZotope.
Mixing is the step before mastering that involves adjusting and combining individual tracks to form a stereo audio file after mixdown. The stereo file is then mastered, which ensures that the song is polished and form a cohesiveness.
I'm into Music Production. Playing piano since age of 6 made me a well-versed musician. I love to compose, arrange, and produce music, which involves end to end production. Right from scratch to mix-master, I handle it all. I have produced music for various artists around the globe, and for some artists, I have been a ghost producer. And, for myself, I love to produce EDM and released a few of my EDM renditions on various digital music platforms.
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Interview with Vikas Makasare
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have been a part of many projects as a producer, arranger, keyboardist. And, all my projects are special to me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working on my own EDM tracks.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid !! I use both Analog and Digital !!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You get what you pay for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Satisfaction, peace and enjoyment !
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: how you make a song ? my answer to this is.. Composing : Requires creative efforts Arranging : An arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of re-harmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or development of the formal structure. Arranging involves adding compositional techniques, such as new thematic material for introductions, transitions, or modulations, and endings... Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety. Mixing and Mastering: Basically, mixing is the step before mastering that involves adjusting and combining individual tracks together to form a stereo audio file after mixdown. The stereo file is then mastered, which ensures that the various songs are clearly polished and form a cohesive whole on an album.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception people have is that I sing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision about music ? Where are you going to release it ? What are promotion strategies to launch your music ? What are your target audiences ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Even if you are not clear about your music preferences or specifications, I will help you out. whether you are a rookie or a pro, it doesn't matter. Because what matters the most is connecting the dots and being on the same page.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop - To access and produce music in my DAW Midi Controller - To play all kind of sounds and instruments Audio Interface - Obviously to avoid latency while producing music Headphones - listen to what I'm producing so far Sattelite Phone - Offcourse, to connect with people and spread/release music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: A musician always... pianist by choice!! A professional music composer based in Pune, India with over 10 years of experience in composing music worldwide. I have composed music for various international artists and designed numerous of EDMs for various clients. I have spent the years as a Musician with a record of numerous shows and performances over the years to my credit before getting into the music production business. Have shared the stage with top end bands in India like Fiddlecraft (indie pop), Neele Noorani (sufi rock), StringBoxx (classic soft rock), Vaayu (classic soft rock punk), Malang (sufi rock), Classic Leads (rock), Retrofied (heavy rock) and more. I'm a versatile musician and plays different instruments such as Piano, Keyboard, Melodica etc. Some industry leaders have awarded me the ability to now launch his Music Studio with a vast load of knowledge.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style of music defines emotions.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with any artist, but, the condition is, our synergies should match!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A producer needs to have a good vision of music and should be able to visualize the song in his/her head before starting to produce it !! The basics should be clear!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All possible types of genres, right from Classical folk to EDMs and Hip Hops...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding the requirement and delivering more than what the client deserves. My strongest skill is to produce music, mix and master it to have a beautiful end product !!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul to song
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process is flexible. I mould according to client's requirements.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It is a fully-fledged studio setup, which has midi controllers, mixer, audio interfaces, monitors, DAW and all the essentials.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: They inspire me to keep on Moving !!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: EDM production, Music Production, Podcast Production, Mixing and Mastering.