I Bastion Roberts am not bound by any form of limitation, categorization, or speculation of my musical and creative craft. A limit is but a level…I AM MULTI GENRE HIT MAKER. Brilliant with mixing and song arrangements to the point where mastering engineers mistake records for being recorded in top-tier studios by industry engineers. Let's Connect.
Choose a genre! I write, produce and mix
Alternative, Pop, Cinematic Music, Jazz, Electronic, R&B, andHip Hop,
Piano, Drums (all keyboarded and Percussive/Melodic instruments).
A lyricist and vocalist who raps, sings and embodies the artistry of true hip-hop, the relevancy of todays rap, the ability to write quality content and the versatility of a true musician who is “diamond-dope” in any style of music.
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Interview with Bastion Roberts
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The recording of narrations and creating music soundtrack for a documentary of a church pastor's life growing in the great depression, the end of WW2 and his childhood to his calling. This project made me reach into another engine within myself to create, dive in to history/music surrounding it and get down and gospel. This opportunity allowed me to do sound for film a sub passion of mine, because I grew up on great movies with even greater music behind them (Pocahontas, Snow White, Home Alone, August Rush and more). So I have a great appreciation for sound behind visual and I adhere with the emotion they pull from and emit to their listeners.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Album for local music group called 1575 Boyz. Documentary of a pastor's life and legacy for a religious organization. Teaching a student music production, studio equipment and sound engineering.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. The lush sound of analogue audio can never be replaced. The sound of greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat king Cole, Chet Baker, frank sinatra carry an emotional sonic warmth that is so irresistible. But recording analogue to tape is difficult. Digital is modern, easy to teach and extremely flexible to work with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver exceptional music, create vibes and work coherently to meet their needs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love it, whether I make millions creating music for celebrities or the minimal hired by fellow artist. Its a potent creative river flowing all the time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Positive, optimistic and rapport-building answers.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am limited to a specific genre and a beat maker, but I am a pianist, songwriter, sound designer, lyrcist and vocalist
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your level of passion? Are you a musician? What are your goals? What could a creative like me do to make you love working with me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me your mood, the vibe, what you're looking for, an example and lets create.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, Microphone, Midi Keyboard, Monitors and a store LOL.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 10 + years. Piano-player, audio engineer, lyricist, Songwriter.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Highly adaptive, mood-making, musical.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Well. Rip Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson and Tupac. I choose them for obvious reasons.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let the music carry the song or compliment the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Singer Songwriter/ Alternative, Cinematic Sound Tracks
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musical building blocks, Lyrical Content, Organization, Sonic improvements, Readability to the ears and much more.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen, Analyze, Vibe with and or Dance to it, then begin two build step by step.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: JBL Monitors (With a pair of ATC Hi-ends on the way), sound treated studio booth, Neumann TLM 102, Mxl 3000, Native instruments Komplete 12 VST instruments suite, Softube Mixing console module with British and American eq plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Has Zimmerman, Alan Menken, Quincy Jones, Mike. Will-Made-it, Just Blaze, Boi Wonder.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production, Songwriting, Mixing and On-site Recording.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music Production/Mixing.