I'm Eugene, a highly qualified/experienced Singapore-based multi-instrumentalist down to lay tracks for you! If you want organic sounds for your music that are played live at a high level instead of sequenced or programmed, I offer recording of multiple instruments to help you save on the costs of approaching numerous artistes. Let's get to work!
I have performance Diplomas in drum kit/piano/bass as well as Bachelors & Masters of Music from Boston and New York City respectively, having studied with David Berkman, Greg Hopkins, Michael Mossman, Gary Burton, Bill Charlap and more.
I've worked with many internationally acclaimed artistes and have had the fortune to perform at high profile venues such as Lincoln Centre. Some of the greats I've shared the stage with are: Orlando Le Fleming, Samuel Torres, Terence Blanchard, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Cecile Mclorin Savant.
The instruments I offer are piano/keyboard synths (recorded via midi), drum set (recorded via e-drums), electric bass, electric upright bass, synth bass, and percussion (world/classical percussion such as snare drum/triangle, cajon/conga/tabla and more - feel free to message me if you'd like to discuss).
I'm more than happy to either help you compose parts for your scratch tracks or play to scores you send me, or a mixture of both.
I can provide you with lightly mixed high quality audio files for no additional fee, or simply the raw files if that's what you prefer.
Drop me a message to tailor your request! More orders mean more discounts!
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Interview with anythingeugene
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently learnt how to use final cut pro and edited a multi-cam video of a cover I did with a friend, where I played all instruments, mixed, mastered - basically I produced everything!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Delecluse's 12 snare etudes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, hopefully soon!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It really streamlines workflow and with the advancement of technology, one barely hears the difference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am a perfectionist, so your product will be too.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to work at night.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "What instrument do you not play????" ".... Guitar." To which I have many friends who I tie up with for projects.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not all fun and games and jamming away! Music, especially session playing, is very calculated and methodological.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whether they know the genre they want, the bpm they want, the key they want, and how much artistic freedom I may take.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pay attention to the detail of what you need for your track so I can best service you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A snare drum, concert drum sticks, brushes. A bass guitar, spare strings.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for over 10 years. I started out as a military musician, then went to Boston and NYC to attain my tertiary qualifications and be part of the scene. I'm now based in Singapore and the rest is for the future to know.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fluid, like water but also deeply rooted.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: ALL OF THEM! I live to successfully adapt.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use a variety of listening devices to get a better understanding of your sound!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I play in numerous pop cover bands for a living, but I am primarily jazz trained. In my free time, I work on classical etudes or envelope-pushing technical stuff to keep my hands in order.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My adaptability to any type of professional and musical situation.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the organic flavour of a real musician as opposed to programmed bass/drum etc. tracks. I know when to add tasty fills and when to play less! The human touch is something that can't be substituted.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A nice cuppa coffee and a shower then it's off to the studio!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Line 6 Audio Interface and record via midi, instrument in, and microphone depending on what kind of tracks I need to lay. I use Roland Drums, Korg Pianos, Squier by Fender Basses, Meinl Percussion and a multitude of other gear to get my sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All the top session musicians who can play any genre convincingly take the cake.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Laying tracks for their projects.