I mainly work on Alternative, R&B/Hip-Hop, Retro Pop and I also love Latin music. My forte is in sound design and genre-bending from a wide background. What matters to me the most is finding the most appealing/compelling way to connect your voice to the audience.
I spend a lot of time getting the sound that feels right for the song because sound is the only medium that connects your music to the audience. I like to stay true to the initial vision, but sometimes creativity is destructive. I'm not afraid to go either way. At the end of the day, it is all about where the song takes us.
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Interview with yakmanu
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I get to work with different personalities and styles.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not just about making it sound good. It's about letting the song have its emotional impact the best way possible, sound is the only way- but it's only a part of it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What did you grow up listening to and what are you listening now?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off as a guitarist and then branched out to composing. When I realized what I made didn't sound as full as the released albums- it led me to the art of production and audio. I've been producing and mixing for 5 years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to your heart, let go of your ego
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am flexible and versatile.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Sometimes I don't really have to do much,
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I wrote a 3-page document regarding the process https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSR34e8GLpkkoBp_D2uPR1xPnQAnf7zh-hQuOSTEiYIjmKgBrxlYQVUDbnwTU7ZuhDibIYWsKRaFlRi/pub