If you need someone who know music theory you're at the right place. I am 20 years old and over 12 years i'm in music by playing different instruments and for 2 years i make beats on daw programs. recently i am added in a band which play pink floyd as a keyboard player. But i don't know anything about mix and master, i create it they make it shine.
It's Mert Yalçın, born in Turkey. A 20 years old teen who loves music more than anything in his life, actually i cant live without music. When i was 8 i met with guitar and then everything started. 3 years after won a competition between schools. That year i started playing piano. 2 years later i was playing many sonats andclassical masterpieces, that was the year i started playing drums like 13-14 years old. When i was 15 i met with synthesizers and started playing pink floyd variations. Anyway, i finally started making hip-hop beats 2 years ago and for now i have 200 tracks at least. But i dont share them because my main genre is jazz and lo-fi so here my soundcloud account you can listen my song over there. soundcloud.com/aspisinspired
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Interview with Aspis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I made many samples for my friends. Even their genre were Electronic or Organic house music. But the best one was making an electronic house music sample out of the song named Kapıcı İzzet by Ankaralı Namık. Ankaralı Namık is an icon for our country, he has own style of lyrics. He performs traditional Turlish music and i can say that he is the best of him genre. And i enjoyed so much making samples out of his songs. I made one for me and turned his song into a hip hop beat, maybe i release someday.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished my first album called 'Parking For Aliens Only'. It was an awesome journey for me to write a story and making sounds for this story.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nope, there is not.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. As i listen and make music over old songs, i like everything vintage. I feel like i make music when i play with old synthesizers or a hammond organ or moog modular. It feels real.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Naming a song as i wish.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They asking me to produce hard trap beats and i send them beats on youtube.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: They be trying to manipulate me like this part was cool then other part showed up and the first part gone worthless. Nothing is perfect everything has some flaws, it's natural people, get used to this.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you happy about today's standards of music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for a trap beatmaker don't come to me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A synthesizer, a monitor, a laptop, a mouse and a headphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In the beginning i was doing this for fun then i realized i love making music, i mean i really love. That was 2 years ago and since then my main goal about making music is to make them think about music, the roots of high quality music. I intentionally choose some songs to make people search about and find a different kind of music from today's culture.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A burning vinyl.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would die to work with Logic and his Beatmaker 6ix. I love their work and genre so much. They making excatly what i want to do.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Using fruity slicer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually pick old songs. 60's, 70's soul and funk songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Flipping on over the samples and old songs. Turning sadness into a joy, and turning a joy into a sadness.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring back life to a forgotten music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with the melody all the time. If i hear something catchy or deep, im in it then with drums i finish it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use oxygen 49 midi keyboard, marshall headphones and a laptop to make my sounds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I can say that old school musicians and sampling geniuses inspiring me to make these sounds. Mostly, Ours Samplus, Chinese Man, Madlib, DJ Premier.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually do what i like to listen, what makes me feel alive and deep about my emotions.