Kursun Sound & Music Design

A&R Production

Kursun Sound & Music Design on SoundBetter

Music, sounds and repertoire design needs planning and sustainability. We analyse your needs carefully. After a discrete planning phase we start production.

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Interview with Kursun Sound & Music Design

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

  2. A: Research, planning,production.

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

  4. A: Genesis, Pink Floyd, The Police, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Oregon, John McLaughlin, Red Hot, Rage, Keith Jarrett any many more....

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Pro Tools 192, Big Ben Clock, KH O 300 D Speakers, Manley Pultec ST Eq, U Audio L2A2, 6x Millennia pre Amps, 2x SSL G series channels. NS-10m. 16m2 wooden recording room. Day Light.

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

  8. A: Myself:)

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Analytic and synthetic listening! Rhythmic and tonal decision making!

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

  12. A: Alternative, rock, pop, classic, jazz,

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

  14. A: Mixing Music: Close the lights, reduce the brightness of the computers monitors to the minimum. Make yourself and your colleagues comfortable. Adjust a reasonable monitoring level. Don't talk, close the phones and try to listen to the music without analysing or adding any imaginary elements to it. If you hear still the same you are at right track. If not correct it.

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

  16. A: Peter Gabriel. When i heard the "four album" i was electrified. I believe he is a very important composer.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Modern

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

  20. A: I 1982 I started with ping pong recording from two separate tapes. Then i received a Fostex x series 4 track. That was arround 1984. I had several bands. Later I studied recording arts. I work since 1990 as a professional. I was a board member of the collecting society MSG. MD of EMI TR. Currently i teach at two universities music production.

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

  22. A: 1 double bass and four acoustic guitars:)

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

  24. A: To be as specific as possible.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: - Copyrights - Targets - Attitude - Outcome

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: The importance of the applied recording technique! Some records need to be recorded in two days others in two months.

  29. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  30. A: Can it sound like......? No!

  31. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  32. A: Discovering new music

  33. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  34. A: You will be still proud of what we have done after 20 years.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Hybrid. Currently no other way!

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

  38. A: Have to look

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

  40. A: Pre Production Planning, Production Planning, Recording, Editing ( sometimes), Mixing,Mastering ( sometimes), education, consulting

  41. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  42. A: Music Production. E game exhibition. Music Production & Artist Management Interactions. Content origination.

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: My solo albums Kaos, Mass and Kuark :) Also my improvisations about Istanbul districts. I think Hayko Cepkin's debut album was a interesting project. I was the producer. Sezen Aksu's the sun rises ... project was also nice, i mixed it. Onno Tunc he was the arranger. The albums i recorded & mixed with Kerem Görsev were also a challenge ( most sold jazz albums in TR ). Gül Çağans album was also a interesting. There are so many actually.

Terms Of Service

Generally we work until the music is mature enough. Music pro needs to be discussed. For overdub the prices above are including 1 revision. VAT is not included.

Gear Highlights
  • Yahama C1 acoustic piano
  • G&L 4str Bass
  • Fender DL Strat
  • Gibson Marauder
  • Warwick 4 &5 str Basses. Pultec EQ
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  • L2A2
  • KH O300D
  • percussion collection
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  • 2-5.06.2016 Ankara E Game Show in ATO AnkaraMay 16, 2016

    We will have our own stand at the E-games Show of Atis Exhibitions in Ankara. Our services are: Music for games, sound for games, musical copyright management for games and special surround sound training.

    Looking forward to see you in Ankara
    Best Wishes
    Hakan Kursun ü