HI , IM KNOTCH , SINGER, ARTIST, PRODUCED, ENGINEER, I'VE BEEN GRAMMY NOMINATED FOR WRITING "SWEET LOVE" WITH CHRIS BROWN, I WAS ALSO A CO WRITER ON "TIE ME DOWN" BY THE NEW BOYZ & RAY J, I WROTE & PRODUCED "KING" BY ERIC BELLINGER , IM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH DESIIGNER FOR NEW ALBUM, JUST DROPPED MY OWN SONG "MONEY BAG" ON ITUNES
WELL IVE BEEN WORKING IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS NOW PROFESSIONALLY , AND PROUD TO SAY IVE COME TO A STYLE OF WRITING THAT CANT BE COPIED, ALSO THE WAY I MIX IS UNIQUE IN ITS OWN WAY, I MAKE ANY TRACK SOUNDS LIKE IT GOES WITH THE SONG, ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR MUSIC TO ITS HIGHEST KNOTCH??? WELL CONTACT ME ! LETS GET STARTED !!!
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Interview with CORY '"KNOTCH" MARKS
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: ENGINEER , WRITE , REMIX , SING, PRODUCE, MIX, MASTER
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: MY FATHER, BECAUSE HE INSTILLED MUSIC IN ME, STEVIE WONDER AND THATS NOT JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A SONG WITH HIM LOL, AND CHRIS BROWN, BECAUSE HIS TALENT NEVER SEAS TO AMAZE ME, HES CURRENTLY OUR GENERATIONS MICHAEL JACKSON, AND I STILL FEEL LIKE HES GOING TO DO MORE GREAT THINGS IN THE FUTRE, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MYSELF, I INSPIRE MYSELF EVERYDAY TO BE MORE MOTIVATED TO CREATE AND FIND NEW SOUNDS AND WAYS TO HEAR MUSIC BETTER ALL THE TIME .
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: PROTOOLS FULLY LOADED PLUG INS, AVALON PRE AMP, U87 MICROPHONE
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: WHATEVER IS NEEDED ITS NEVER THE SAME FORMAT , I DO SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS ONE CAN NEVER HAVE THE SAME PROCESS, SO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF SONGS AND FEELINGS, ONE CAN NEVER HAVE THE SAME PROCESS.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: LIFE ! AND THE HIGHEST FOR OF A HIT , FULLNESS!!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: THERES NO LIMITS , IVE WORKED ON SONGS IN ALMOST EVERY GENRE, SO ITS USUALLY NO LIMITS
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: STACK YOUR SOUNDS AND PAN YOUR KICKS
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: RAY J, BECAUSE HE WORKS AS FAST AS I DO , WE CAN DO 10 SONGS IN ONE DAY MIXED AND ALL, AND SURE OF WHAT WE JUST CREATED , SOME ARTIST JUST ARENT SURE, WHEN I HEAR A SONG I CAN HEAR WHAT WOULD BE DOPE TO ADD ON TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY COMPLETE!!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 33 YEARS OF MUSIC WORKING STARTED SINGING IN THE CHOIR WITH PEOPLE I GREW UP WATCHING ON TV, FROM DIDDY TO RAY J, TO CASSIE, TO NELLY, TO BRANDY, TO FAITH EVANS, TO KEYSHIA COLE, NEXT, G EAZY, BONE THUGS , AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON ....
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: LAPTOP, U87 MIC, FOCUSRITE INTERFACE, MIDI KEYBOARD, I WOULD ONLY NEED 4 LOL
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I CAN GUARANTEE QUALITY !
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING PROFESSIONAL SOUND EVERY TIME YOU RELEASE A SONG? IM YOUR GUY
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I KEEP ALL THE BIG BIG HIT SONGS FOR MYSELF LOL
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: WHERE AM I FROM ? OUTTER SPACE !
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: IM DOING WHAT I LOVE !
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I CAN GUARANTEE YOU'LL LOVE EVERYTHING I DO !
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: DIGITAL, WHO WANTS TO CARRY ALL THAT CRAP AROUND LOL, WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING YOU CAN MAKE THINGS SOUND JUST AS GOOD OR BETTER NO MATTER WHAT YOUR USING !!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: MY NEW ALBUM!! LOVE 2 LOVE
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: CHRIS BROWN - FORTUNE ALBUM ! I WAS THE CO WRITER ON HIS HIT SINGLE "SWEET LOVE"
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: PRODUCER RILEY YURICK IS MY GOOD FRIEND AS WELL AS TEMPO!