Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Andre - my own solo project where I do everything from singing, multi-instrumentalist, producer etc
MEL - an amazing project I have with a fantastic female singer
What are you working on at the moment?
New CD to be released in 2016 and new videoclips
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Analog if money allows it
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To be professional and honest
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Usually is questions about payments, deadlines etc
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That you can record a vocal take at once or work in a new song or production in 10 minutes
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are their goals and influences !
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Just ask as many questions before hiring !
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been a musician, singer, music producer and composer for 15 years. I also work in acoustics
How would you describe your style?
Andre's style, I try to be innovative and myself most of the times.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Too many to be placed here, a long list of people I would like to work with
Can you share one music production tip?
Short delay is better than reverb most of the times !
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work with different musical styles from Pop, Funk, Electro, Rock,Metal
What's your strongest skill?
Great vocals with a wide range, good composing and music production skills. Studied jazz, classical music.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Don't have a typical working process.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Neve clone preamp, U87 clone, Focusrite soundcard, Cubase 8.5 Pro with several plugins
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Prince, Sting, NIN, Quincy Jones, Bjork, Faith No More, Mike Patton, Miles Davis, Beethoven, Peter Gabriel, Incubus, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Queen.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most common work I do for clients is singing sessions and sometimes songwriting, music production and arrangments.