I'm K4RMAW4TTS. A 26 years young producer who seeks to prove the essential qualities of music. Music is capable of telling emotional stories without saying a word. It can change someone's life, everyone has that one song that just brings them to life. Id like to make those for people.
I would like to start by saying I have a thorough background in music theory/arrangement, and I am quite the expert on EQ and Compression tactics. I am still learning about automation, delays, reverbs, sfx, etc but I think we're always learning new things about those cause that's where we can get lost creative!
I work on passion projects. Whatever gets me going in the morning and keeps me going into the evening is what I'm working on. When other people have projects like that for themselves but need help moving it along quicker, I am great at coming in and doing exactly that! I start and complete projects every day. Finishing projects makes it much easier to start projects often, and you never get stuck in a block this way.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with K4RMAW4TTS
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My last track "Silver H4ZE". It was nearly 8 minutes long and only took me 4 hours to compose. I got so lost in my process it just felt like it made itself regardless of me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own blend of trance and ambient music, designed to take listeners on an experience that feels like a party yet meditative at the same time.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I'm cheap, and gear doesn't mean squat if you learn enough.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will finish whatever it is you have started if you listen to what I have to say, and be free and open in your suggestions.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sit around being lazy all day, my family thinks I do nothing because I'm not physically moving something in reality. I like to think there are many layers to reality. and my favourite place to be is internal in a place of creation.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why do you have to complete this? What will happen if you don't? What could happen if you do?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just tell me what you need, and why. I'll figure out the how.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Cajon, ukulele, finger shot, harmonica, and I can't choose another lol
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since I was 12. I started out singing and playing drums. Then I just kind of exploded into it all.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: If Beethoven and Alan Watts became friends and decided to create EDM tracks together with the intention of entrancing people to inner freedom of mind to the point they forget they have legs ;)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jilax. You can just tell they goes somewhere crazy when creating. Style and sound design is unreal every time!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: EQ is your best friend! Don't be afraid to cut hard frequencies out of your tracks. It's better to lose a bit of blend than it is to have a clump of mud.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: These days it's mostly EDM just because I enjoy it so much. But I love all genres of music that have spirit and passion.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Learning and applying anything and everything that sounds cool, and remembering all of it. I also streamline everything into a constant process that is expanded on each day.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Every damn thing that I've got. But they must be completed to be a song, so my secret is to have a vision of the end result before I even begin.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Wake up. Make coffee. Get lost in the flow of whatever project must be done for about 8 hours straight. Reflect for a couple hours and learn whatever is required to refine a gem. Listen to inspired artists for a few hours while living life and becoming inspired myself. Fall asleep with goals in mind for what has to be done the next day. Picture new sounds in my head as I fall asleep. Wake up. Rinse, evolve, repeat.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Roland Zenbeats has taken over as my daw of choice. It has no limitations in its mobile version so I can work seamlessly at home, and on the go!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All the good ones. By good, I mean the ones who are truly passionate and can't do anything else so they learn and apply EVERYTHING that is available to ensure they are always giving their absolute best.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Inspire. Assist in creation. Assist in refinement. Open up the mind to seeing the bigger picture in a project; finding the what, the why, and the how.