Ruben Kielmannsegge


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Ruben Kielmannsegge on SoundBetter

I can make your music sound different and special, actually that's what I always pursue. I am a self taught producer, specialized in electronic music with soul. I try to avoid all the commercial formulas when it comes to making music. I think music is a language to be explored from an artistic point of view.

I've been making music for the last 25 years, working at key projects in the spanish electronic underground scene. From future jazz to abstract hip hop to techno, electronic sound with an organic or human touch is my thing. I like beat making and remixing, but the thing I like most is to dive deep into a production project and making it sound unique.
I have an extensive background of jazz, soul and funk, though I grew up at the clubs witnessing the creation and expansion of electronic and dance music. So you can expect a hybrid from me.
I started producing with an Akai900 sampler, a Juno 106 and a midi sequencer as my only tools. Using the sampler so much helped me on assimilating a wide range of music styles and merging them all together in my own stuff. I liked to call it "recycled music". Now I use mostly digital gear and a few synths, specially analogic ones such as the Korg MS10, Moog Sub37 and the likes.

I try to make music sound emotional and different. I like exploration in sound and expression, always trying to make something new. Now the question is... do you want to sound different?

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

2 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Larry J.

    Ruben is very creative artist. I am not a musician, and my project was unique - but Ruben had to create it from scratch for me - and he did a great job! I'd use him again for sure!

  2. Review by Roger F.

    Ruben made my track sound really cool and different. He’s super talanted and easy to work with. Cant wait for the next project together!

Interview with Ruben Kielmannsegge

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Song production and arrangement, remixing, singing and songwrinting.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: DJ Koze, Caribou, Prince, Discodeine, Pilooski, ZebraKatz, Beck, Funki Porcini, Martin Denny, Marvin Gaye, The Cure, Joy Division.

  5. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  6. A: Sensitivity, a special touch, I always try to make it sound different from the standard.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Seeing the whole picture and finding the artistic frame for it.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: Electronica, jazz, breaks, experimental, synth pop.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: It is always more crucial and difficult to delete an existing element than to add a new one.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: I would like to work with Bjork, because she is always pursuing new exciting stuff (she may or may not find the correct way but she always explores)

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: I have plenty, so I'm not sure how to define my style.

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I've been doing this for 25 years, though I decided to start singing (I mean, recording myself) about 5 years ago.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: A laptop computer with Ableton Live (and internet connection), a good microphone, a good pair of speakers, a Korg MS10 or similar-one-oscillator synth, and high quality headphones.

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: I can make music a-la-carte but it is not my strongest feature. You should hire me if you already like what you hear in my music.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Korg MS10, Moog Sub 37, the microkorg family, Monotribe, Nord Modular.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: It depends on the type of job. I usually pick a demo and start working on it trying to make it sound more powerful, with some experimentation in the process, some vocal cutting and resampling and a long etcetera.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: The perfect combination is to use both, analog for sound warmth and digital for practical purposes and faster, easier work

  29. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  30. A: Koschitzky-mastering

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