Need a song finished with a particular vintage or deep vibes? I specialize in creating unique organic sounds, to capture what ever emotion your feeling.
I'm a session musician for hire with over a decade of experience playing instruments and mixing hip hop. I'm a Multi-Instrumentalist, specializing in Guitar, Bass, keys, drum programming, and synth programming (and synth Bass) . Need a unique sound or an era replicated? I record all instruments from scratch, using high quality interfaces and mixing techniques. My sound is deep and vast and filled with nostalgia. Regardless of the genre chances are I can help you develop something into a finished product.
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Interview with Gregory David
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Project I'm currently working. I treat every mix the same, with love and care, and consideration to what the client wants. All the songs I've written, and or mixed are equally my favorites.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently making music for sync licensing libraries and Producing Rappers, and singers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I use outboard and "in the box" mixing techniques to make my finished product. What ever it takes to make things sound the way I want them to.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: High Quality composition, organic mixing, and honest art.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to create music everyday. Its my true passion in life, and I've worked hard to be able to animate whats in my head musically.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of vibe are you looking for? What kind of emotion are you trying to capture? Is there a particular era of music you're trying to replicate. Do you have a story board? What instrumentation are you looking for, and what kind of nostalgic elements are you trying to convey.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If your looking for a "yes man" I'm not your guy. If you're looking for some one to be blunt and honest, hire me. I'll give you my honest un-filtered opinion. I'm only looking to make the best art possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a live musician for 12 years, 10 years as a session musician, 6 years as a beatmaker, and I've producing for 3 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is chill, funky, and organic. I create a mood depending on how I'm feeling or what the artist is feeling.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Visualize your mix using a spectrum analyzer! It wil better help you visualize the ascetics of your music so you can balance elements and see anything that might be too loud.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I make primarily Hip Hop & Lo Fidelity music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a session Guitar and Bass Player First.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can Produce an artist, coach them to better the material, program drums, play guitar, piano, everything to make a song into a finished product.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally start with drums, or percussion & build the song from there. I track all the instruments myself one at a time until I have the right ingredients to continue thru completion. The feeling the artist is trying to get across determines the outcome of the songs vibe and texture. I can do minimalist production or more complicated (ghost notes) depending on what's required.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: iMac, Maschine, MPC2000XL, Logic, Ableton, Universal Audio Apollo, Neve 1073, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Marcus Miller Bass, LA2A Compressor, Misc Percussion, Alesis drum triggers, drum pads, Sabian High Hat, Ludwig Snare, Ludwig Kick, Big Fat Snare, Remo heads.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: FKJ, Kaytranada, Thundercat, Stevie Wonder, Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Mac Ayers, Jacob Collier, Mxxwll, Anomalie, Pink Floyd, Mac Miller, Terrance Martin, Mac DeMarco, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Pomo, Anderson .Paak
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm a Producer, Engineer, Sound Designer, Vocal Effects, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drum Programming, Live drum Mixing