Hello fellow musician. Give me an opportunity to make your task as a musician easier with my 4+ years of Production experience and knowledge.
Electronic Musician, Beatmaker.
Released multiple original tracks under my music project Rootk spanning various genres of electronic music such as Dubstep, Mid-tempo, DnB, and have recently been getting into some experimental bass music with melodic future bass-y elements.
Along with the production and composition, I do most of my sound design and synthesis, I mix and master my own stuff.
I have also mixed and mastered couple of covers by a local cover band in my city.
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Interview with Rootk
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed down a cover song of a local commercial track and that was the first time I ever mixed down a non-electronic project and all the parties involved were extremely happy with the outcome.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's not expensive and easily accessible and innovative even though it can never replicate the characteristic sound from an analog module.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Care for the project, Final product which I would enjoy too.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like how creative potential is endless and I can forever improve my skill and it is a never-ending journey.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I record my drums and play the instruments etc because I use sample packs/synthesize my sounds.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If it's production and beats, I ask for tempo and preferred key along with reference tracks which closely align with their vision of the end product I make for them. If it's mixing and mastering, I ask for the style of mixdown, i.e, if they want the track to be dense, thick and loud or if they're looking for more dynamic and softer mixes.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you trust the provider's knowledge, skills and ability before giving a gig.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'm not a big gear head so I will be extremely happy with a Push 2, Launchpad Pro, Studio monitors, Desktop PC and Launchkey 61.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I finished an Engineering course and earned a B. Tech Degree in Computer Science but I want to be a music producer. I have been producing music for over 4 years and releasing music under my personal project Rootk for 2 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to describe my style as nostalgic, enthusiastic and fun. I want to not only enjoy the production process but also to enjoy the finished product.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would absolutely love to work with Skrillex because he inspired me to start making music and he's an absolute genius and a gem of a human being. I will have nothing but positive learnings, life lessons and improved production knowledge out of a studio session with him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Instead of making a sound stereo using widening tools, just layer it with a similar sound purely with stereo information to not only retain the original sound without mono compatibility issues but also to add more frequencies in the spectrum. Mono compatibility is important.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Bass Music genres like Dubstep and DnB. Recently I've been getting into Experimental Music with a hint of genres like Future Bass and Mid-tempo.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ability to work fast as I constantly keep building templates and techniques which I re-use from time to time which not only reduces time but also gives my projects a sense of stability and consistency.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As an electronic music producer, if I'm making Dubstep, I like to finish the drop and then build the remaining arrangement around it. With my experimental pursuits I just let myself go crazy and see what comes out of the end while exploring various types of production techniques. I mix and master with my headphone and make use of tools such as tonal balance and Insight to make sure I mix in the ballpark of existing songs in the genre. My Mastering process is fairly simple with very subtle final touches with EQ, Compression, Imaging and Limiting. Fairly standard stuff.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is fairly simple and I have a powerful PC with Ryzen 3800x processor with really good specs to handle big projects. I like to rely on my M50x for most of the heavy lifting and use my bluetooth speaker, Soundbar, TV, Phone and Laptop output to monitor the music along with software analysis tools for tonal balance, mono compatibility and loudness. I like to use my launchpad for jamming and Yamaha Keyboard for playing out musical ideas in my head.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Skrillex inspires me a big deal to strive to be unique and most importantly have fun. Flume reminds me from time to time that I don't have to follow a formula to make good music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do anything ranging from custom productions, beats for rappers and beatmakers to mixing and mastering. The most common type of work I've done till now is production.