Composer/ producer/ songwriter/ remix artist/ ableton teacher
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3 ReviewsEndorse Ricky Tovey
Uncle Ricky and I have worked on a few songs over the years and he's always a pleasure to be around. His uncanny ability to complete projects efficiently and to adapt to provided feedback makes him a true professional. I can honestly say he's 1 of the most talented people I've met in the industry. He has a big future ahead and I look forward to watching him continue his craft.
Unkle Ricky is the most talented producer & musician I know. He consistently blows me away with his versatility & ability to work with a variety of genres & artists. I always trust his ears & production skills to make my song ideas come to life. He worked with me to create room shaking dance tracks for my live DJ sets. He is very fast, efficient & skilled at making vocals sound amazing!
Ricky is a gem and talented all around artist. He has an ear for many genres and no doubt in my mind he is going places. I would definitely recommend and work with him again.
Interview with Ricky Tovey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My track Luv Sick Ft. Alexa garnered the attention of Skrillex and was posted on his first Skrillex Selects playlist.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing, mastering, vocal production, producing hip hop instrumentals, producing Pop instrumentals etc.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital- convenience and efficiency.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That anything you give me will sound better than when you gave it to me :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being asked "what song is this?" while playing an original track in a DJ set.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can we negotiate on price? Can we make it louder? Of course, just ask :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That what we do is easy. Or that auto-tune can make anyone sound good!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who inspires your sound? What is your goal for this song; radio, internet etc.?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't cling to a mistake - Just because you spent a lot of time making it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Honing in on the target demographic for the particular song and treating it accordingly.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I find the best parts and remove all the waste. I don't like any boring parts of a song so my focus is to keep the listener intrigued the whole way!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on work required. I like to work efficiently and try to keep my setup portable. I ask a lot of questions and usually offer a few options and let the client choose what suits their tastes the most.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Chainsmokers, Noah Shebib (40), DJ Snake, Diplo, Metro Boomin, Max Martin, Dr Luke
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal Production/ Mastering/ Composing
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me! We can always arrange something custom to suit your needs or chances are I can link you someone who can.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Espresso machine, beyer dynamic headphones, macbook, midi keyboard, didgeridoo?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing music my entire life although electronic music came later on after being inspired by a close friend Shaun Offbeat from Command Q.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Moody and catchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rihanna. Because Rihanna!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Running Ableton live 9.5 and Protools. Adams Ax7 Monitors Tons of powerful plugins.