Musician | Producer | Content Creator | Whiskey lover
Hey and thanks for swinging by my page! My name is Adrian and I am a musician and producer living in Nashville, Tennessee. To be a little more detailed, I specialize in bass guitar, keys and drum programming. The main thing that brought me to Soundbetter was the opportunity to connect with other creatives and help bring everyone's art to life! With that being said, I would love to connect with you on a project! Hope to hear from you soon!
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Interview with Adrian Taylor (adrianTbass)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A few months back I release my first collab with an artist bases here in nashville Parisi. It is self titled adrianTbass x Parisi and there are 6 tracks on the project. I co-produced this project with her and it is still getting a great reaction online!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am really cranking out content to add to my splice page! I create tracks using vocals from different libraries just to showcase Splice's content in a different interpretation.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Marcus Finnie! He is a favorite drummer of mine!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love the warm tones that analog brings when I record bass but the tight and punchy feel on drums for trap music make me lean on the digital side. This is easily the hardest question I have had to answer haha.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my best to give you exactly what you are looking for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love meeting new clients and taking alot of stress away from them by creating exactly what they need.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I get asked about tone alot on projects that require me to play bass. Most clients prefer the 60's P bass tone which i absolutely love dialing in! I have no problems giving clients what they want in that regard.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that I am confined to one specific. I definitely am underestimated in that regard.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask questions about their personality and what message they want to convey with the project they may be working on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The only advice I could give would be to just be yourself. The creative can be stressful and I want to make clients as happy as possible!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If i somehow managed to discover a way to have generate consistent electricity, I would absolutely have my small studio set up with me: the scarlett 6i6, macbook pro & the korg minilogue...i would also have my bass guitar and an acoustic guitar. All of these instruments would contribute to my plan to continue to create on the island and with my new found electricity, I would create my own internet and ultimately be able to create an income stream to further fund additions on the island!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I had been aiming to be a touring and traveling musician since I started playing at the age of 13. Little did I know that, my journey would have some additions, twists AND turns!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am definitely a mixture of R&B and Trap-soul!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Kehlani honestly because I love how her vocal just meshes with everything single track I have heard her sing over. I feel I could be a producer that she would call more than once for creating new music!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: LISTEN!!! You have to listen and have an open mind. That is the one trait any producer MUST have. Without the ability to listen to what an artist wants, or the ear for picking out intricate things in the form of a song, it can have a negative impact on the creative process.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly do alot of work on R&B and chill/lofi hip hop, but I have a very versatile ear and have done work on project in country, rock and even classical music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the ability to create a mood on any project. I love making a song FEEL good because it is essential to create the right mood for an artist to write or add on to whatever is being created.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I definitely bring a cool and vibey aura to anything I get involved with. Whether I am providing some bass guitar track on country song or building the most energetic trap/hip-hop beat I can think of. There will always be this signature feel that sparks creativity for the next person who hears what I create.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A typical work process for me always depends on the situation I am in. If I am creating some content for my splice page, I tend to start with finding a chord progression, then I add light drums to further establish a vibe and build from there! If I am in a co-write, usually a chord progression will be paired with a short hook before anything else is added on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is very small and creates a very easy workflow. I have a scarlett 6i6 running into my MacBook Pro. Logic Pro X has been the go-to DAW for all my production needs as well. For all of my keyboard, synth and drum-programming needs, I use a Korg Minilogue for midi control and instrument use!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are so many who inspire me, but to name a few producers: J-Dilla and Rodney "darkchild" Jerkins are a couple of the most influential producers (and musicians) to my sound. Both of these men have set a standard for the genre I grew up listening to which is hip-hop.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide bass guitar for demo tapes as well as full-scale productions. I also create backing tracks for content such as podcasts and various blogs. In addition to providing music for online content, full-scale production is also something I have recently added into my skillset.