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Interview with Unkle Ricky
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
One of my tracks with Father Dude hit over 455,000 plays and a remix of my track Luv Sick with Alexa by $aturn is currently sitting at 1.18 Million.
What are you working on at the moment?
Little bit of everything.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Mickey Shiloh. Girl is a bosss!
Analog or digital and why?
Digital- convenience obviously. But doing my best to recreate those analogue artefacts and characteristics that give something interesting textures.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That anything you give me will sound much better than when you gave it to me :)
What do you like most about your job?
Seeing people dance or getting goosebumps vibing out to something that I have helped create.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can we negotiate on price? lol Can we make it louder? Of course as I said just talk to me.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That what we do is easy. You might watch a tutorial and see us click buttons for 30 minutes and come up with a decent song but what you don't see is the thousands of hours of clicking the wrong things frustratingly.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Who inspires your sound? What is your goal for this song; radio, internet followers etc.?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Talk to me! We can always arrange something custom to suit your needs or chances are I can point you in the direction of someone who can.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Espresso machine, beyer dynamic headphones, macbook, midi keyboard, didgeridoo?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Moody and catchy.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rihanna. Because Rihanna!
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't force it. If it feels right it generally is.
What type of music do you usually work on?
House, Hip Hop, R&B, Future Bass.
What's your strongest skill?
Bringing the best out of a vocalist.
What do you bring to a song?
I like to focus just as much on what I can take away from a song (to cut the unnecessary stuff which clutters and distracts the listener).
What's your typical work process?
Completely depends on the type of work required. In regards to beat making I usually play around until I find a sound or loop that inspires me to keep building on top of it until I have a track. -I will be uploading beat making tutorials soon :D
Tell us about your studio setup.
Running Ableton live 9.5 and Protools. Adams Ax7 Monitors Tons of powerful plugins.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Being Australian definitely guys like Flume, Chet Faker, LDRU, Grmm to name a few.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Beat Making/ Vocal Treatment