Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What are you working on at the moment?
Music Production. E game exhibition. Music Production & Artist Management Interactions. Content origination.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Have to look
Analog or digital and why?
Hybrid. Currently no other way!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will be still proud of what we have done after 20 years.
What do you like most about your job?
Discovering new music
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can it sound like......? No!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The importance of the applied recording technique! Some records need to be recorded in two days others in two months.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
To be as specific as possible.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1 double bass and four acoustic guitars:)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Peter Gabriel. When i heard the "four album" i was electrified. I believe he is a very important composer.
Can you share one music production tip?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Alternative, rock, pop, classic, jazz,
What's your strongest skill?
Analytic and synthetic listening! Rhythmic and tonal decision making!
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Pre Production Planning, Production Planning, Recording, Editing ( sometimes), Mixing,Mastering ( sometimes), education, consulting
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Genesis, Pink Floyd, The Police, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Oregon, John McLaughlin, Red Hot, Rage, Keith Jarrett any many more....
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