Producer, Writer, Noisemaker

Miclain on SoundBetter

Hi, I'm Miclain and my specialty is weird noises.

When I was 12 years old I was given an 8 track recorder that I poured hundreds of hours of sound from my guitar and drum machine into until something that sounded like music came out! 13 years later, I'm still doing the same thing!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Miclain

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Left of center interpretations of Indie, Pop, and Hip Hop are usually what I'm known for.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Lido, Saba, Jack Garratt, Metro Boomin, James Blake, Travis Scott, Bon Iver, Kanye West

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Universal Audio Converters, Dizengoff, API, Vintech, Analogue Synths, tons of guitars/basses/amps - the good stuff

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Definitely production - finding new sounds timbres and textures through experimentation, and unifying sounds together to create something unique for an artist.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: Hip hop and pop mainly.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: Generally I just start with an acoustic demo from the artist if the song is already written and then I just let whatever I hear come out to best represent my vision for the song. If the song isn't written yet, I discuss vision and come up with some ideas for sound/feel and see what comes out. I don't structure anything too rigidly because its generally restrictive on the songwriting and production process.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Don't question yourself.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Kanye - I just want to see what kind of process goes down in a session.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: 9v batteries, a Behringer guitar pedal because they're good at picking up radio frequencies, my JCM800 because the tubes would make good lightbulbs, studio chair for resting, and an SM58 for fighting off any animals because I know it won't break.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: What do you want your music to feel like?

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: We'll make a unique song we can both be proud of.

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DBMK - Twin Machines

I was the Writer and Producer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8
  • Lynx Aurora
  • Vintech x73i
  • Retro Instruments STA-LEVEL
  • Komplete
  • Barefoot Footprint 01's
  • Etc.
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