Skyline Studios is a full scale production studio that provides audio production, audio engineering, musician for hire (keys, bass, drums, vocal, percussion to name a few) services. We can work remotely with ease.
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Interview with Skyline Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a theme song for a radio show that airs in Chicago. I wrote, produced, sang and played all instruments as well as mixed the song in a few days. The client still plays it as the theme song
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A string composition for a Jewish client
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid of both. Analong for the warmth of the track while digital has automation and plugins that help free up office space.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always put forth my.best effort.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting people with different visions/ideas and making them come true.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge to produce 1 song? I tell them it depends on what is needed and/or wanted on a song.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That the process can be done in a day every time
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision/goal for your project? What is your timeframe? What is your budget if you have one?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell everything you need and want in a project. Be open to feedback and ideas.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Keyboard, mic, audio interface, laptop and headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was an accountant. I've been doing music for over 20 years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Fred Hammond is my choice. I have some unique ideas and some similar production mindsets that I think he'd like and be interested in. I'd probably learn more than I could ever teach.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to a variety of music and study from each genre
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, neo soul, gospel, classical and some house music
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A fresh approach that is somewhat unpredictable but gives life to a song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha motif ES8 & XS6 keyboards Behringer MX9000 Focusrite preamps Alesis HR24 Recorder Protools HD Logic Pro 10 Ableton Live Ozone bundle Macbook pro
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Maurice White, Stevie Wonder, Will Downing, Fred Hammond, Skip Scarborough, Thomas Whitfield
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My primary functions a production, composition, musician and singing.