Remote mixing & mastering
Music producer, performer (tenor vocals, electric guitar, bass) all in one.
My passion is in working on vocals. I like to work with artists who consider a human voice as the main instrument in a song. I do mixing, mastering, reamping, drums programming, editing and vocal tunning. But I also can help you to write a song, perform and record a guest vocals for you (this is what I like the most, to be honest).
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Interview with Anton Schik
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An album Sleep by my band Mister Sir. I wrote all the songs and wanted to record this thing on my own. I moved from the rented flat to a garage, to live and record there. I was a producer, a singer, a guitar and a bass player, all in one. Accomplishment of this huge project (it took me a year to record and mix everything) is my biggest achievement. Even if it sounds not so perfect to me right now (after 2 years of practice I can mix and master it better), with this project I proved myself that I can manage and complete big projects. But now I don't do everything on my own and try to bring in other people to my projects.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What band (or band) do you want to sound like? Or what bands inspire you the most?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started from listening to Hip-hop and R&B music. When I first heard Usher I realized that the mixture of rapping and singing is the best formula. I moved to rock and even metal music when I went to university. After some time I found out that the best alternative rock artists bring to their rock music a lot of R&B elements. And when I finally found out the style for my own music (a band called Mister Sir): it is a mixture of progressive rock and R&B vocal melodies. I almost lived in a garage to record the first album for Mister Sir, it called Sleep. I signed a distribution contract with Sunset Recordings for this album. I started to work as a producer, mixing and mastering engineer to help other artists find their own unique style. And quickly I've founded my own studio 4 years ago. Firstly, it situated in a garage, but a year ago I moved to a new and better place. Now I'm working as a producer, business coach and, of course, as an artist myself.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take computer, headphones, microphone, some USB sound card and a microphone stand
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: R&B mixed with progressive rock
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with open-minded artist, which is ready to consider the new ideas
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The most accurate played note means nothing if it doesn't bring any emotion with it
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Post-hardcore (Metal), Pop, R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Producing vocals
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My own view based on 15 years of experiencing the Western music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. We discuss what to do 2. We discuss the price 3. A client sends me the files 4. I make the first version of a song 5. A client tells me what he want to add of change 6. I make the changes and send him the next version 7. If a client has something more to add we repeat steps 5 and 6 until we're done
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Samplitude DAW Yamaha HS50 monitors
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the production by John Feldmann and Rick Rubin. Maybe every work by each of these guys
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal production