Up and coming producer, songwriter, and engineer looking to connect and make great music with other great creatives.
T.A. is a 33 year old Kansas City, MO native. He has been producing and songwriting for the last 10 years. He's recently began taking an interest in engineering within the last 4 years via pro-tools, and mostly Logic Pro. He doesn't like to box himself into a specific genre as he feels able to appeal to all genres of music.
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Interview with t.a._rell816
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: JaySol's album entitled "Under The Influence". I was a co-producer, engineer, and writer on the album. I am proud of being able to finish an album for an artist that fit the vision they had from day 1.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently finishing my first album entitled "Matters of The Mind" aka "M.O.T.M" pronounced as "Modem".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: BOTH ! There's beauty and positive outcomes with both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will get the best quality that I can humanly provide every time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love creating music that brings ones imagination to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do hear and envision? Do you have a genre preference? Do you have any references for me to work from ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do not hesitate to share your ideas and visions. Share them so we can make your visions happen.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd take my MacBook Pro, Midi Keyboard, Mobile Power generator, speakers, and a mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to write and produce music full time. I've been working on music for 13 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a mix of what I listen to. I paint pictures and visions with my production, as well as my lyrics and engineering.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Brandy because she vocally produces/arranges like nobody else.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Making the elements work together in a mix will make your production more pleasing for clients.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I normally work on multiple genres ranging from Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Country, etc...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my creativity based on what I hear.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity, life, color, and substance to a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally try to create based on the request. Start with the music first and build around that. Lastly, I make everything work within a mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small studio setup that I have perfected to get industry quality sound from.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pj Morton, Jon Bellion, Timbaland, amongst others inspire the sound and mixed style I try to provide.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide music production, vocal arranging, and audio engineering services.