What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I still don't know. I think people must remember that when I give them the final product, they still have to process it with professional mixing and mastering engineers to have a product that can be broadcasted by radios.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you own to make me have an idea about the song you want to create?
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be stingy investing money on this 3 little steps: PRODUCING, MIXING and MASTERING.
The quality of the final product is proportionate to the quality of the people who work on it.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. But I mostly use digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Satisfaction. Deep satisfaction.
What do you like most about your job?
Black and White Keys :D
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to my works. What you ear is what I can do.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I really don't know. Maybe a guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started creating songs when I was 15 years old.
It's 20 years of career, arranging and producing.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Ed Motta. I think he's a genius.
Joachim Garraud: il est très sympa!!
What type of music do you usually work on?
EDM, Soul, R&B, House, Pop, Pop-Rock.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
1) Harmony arrangement
2) Specific sounds
3) Modern arrangements
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mostly, great mixing and mastering engineers.
I love Incognito, Stevie Wonder, 70's music, EDM, Pop Music in general.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
1) Arrange a song:
you come with a music idea (chords, top line), I provide to make it a demo, with professional virtual instruments.
2) Add a track to your song:
if your song needs a specific sound, like synths, brass, strings or anything else, I charge myself to put it in your demo and mix it correctly.
3) Arrange a line:
I'm able to arrange a single line based on any instrument.
What's your typical work process?
I work on tracks with Ableton Live. Usually, I make all tracks and effects from nothing, using MIDI technology. I also play guitar and percussions. I own mastering software too.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Machine: iMac with 8gb RAM
Monitors: KRK 6,5'
DAW: Ableton Live 9
VST: Native Instruments
Audio Card: Komplete 6