some artists call themselves Producers, but are really Beat-Makers. There's nothing wrong with beat-making, but by hiring me you're working with someone with an extensive background in shaping music and having it translate in the best way possible across all platforms. You can check-out how I work through my Zoom Webinar Masterclass Series too!
I've been engineering records on a professional level for 6 out of the 14 years of my career so far. On top of engineering, I'm primarily a jazz vocalist, but also play the piano, drums, trumpet, and really anything from a sound designer perspective. I do this more for the artists with whom I work, not necessarily the money for all of the work I do. My specialty is giving the clients something they heard in their head very quickly, they just didn't know how to articulate their thoughts...I'll get you where you want: whether it's a radio sound, something intimate and close to home, or the next top hit on a Spotify Playlist.
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Interview with producedbypascal
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Destiny Autumn's single "Why Couldn't You"...what an amazing record. I was the Producer and Engineer and it was a rollercoaster of features. Go check it out. The progression of the song is phenomenal and by the end it opens up to an intense space!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Couple things: RnB/Pop record, Singer-Songwriter record, Jazz Saxophone record, and planning new EPs with artists. I'm also teaching Zoom Webinar Masterclasses, which you can find out more about on my Instagram @producedbypascal
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Matt Crawford! Great colleague of mine and occasional business partner. Have both of us and you'll never go with someone else.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Doesn't really matter...does it sound good?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll always be proud of the work and I'll never settle otherwise.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love my relationships with artists and the gratification I get from seeing how satisfied they are with my work.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? I answer...let me give you something you're happy with first and then we can discuss the value of my work. Of course, there's some sort of idea beforehand.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Producer versus Beat-Maker...I'm a Record Producer. Extremely different sides regarding what it takes to do each thing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to do with what you're sending me? For example: Is it just for you to have? Do you want to pitch it to labels? Release it for streaming? Etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Only go with me if you trust me. It doesn't have to work out between us, but I prefer to make sure that you as the artist are always respected and valued. That's why the connection is usually one to last :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: The most souped-up Mac I can get, the best internet router, my iPhone for voice memos, Cape Cod chips, and my girlfriend (not a piece of gear, but a piece of my heart...awhhhhhh haha)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Around 14 years, professionally for around 6 years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Someday...I think Charlie Puth and I would really compliment each other in the studio. It looks like we have a very similar work ethic and the ideas would be solidified so quickly.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Reduction can be more of a production tool than adding something to your music!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds. Genre is just as subjective as time itself haha
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: What I bring to your song and being able to communicate with you in order to sustain a strong relationship.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The ideas that are in your head, you just don't know it yet.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones; Michael League, Nic Hard, and Snarky Puppy
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Produce records in the recording studio, then take it back to my home studio and mix! Other than that, gigs here and there: editing, tuning, aligning, transcribing, writing, etc.