I'm a French Hornist / Keyboardist / Producer who has performed and recorded with, among others - Stalley / Nipsey Hussle / Chris Brown / King Los / Princess Nokia / DA Doman / Miles Davis / Sonny Rollins. A song I produced with Hooshere called Kale Lao was featured in a Law and Order Criminal Intent episode
I will create unique French Horn based Hip Hop / R&B / Jazz arrangements for your track. I also have an original Rhodes 73 that I use, which can be heard on the Stalley / Nipsey Hussle song "What it Be Like". If needed I can bring other musicians into a project. Because I work from home and everything is on the computer - I can do all my work via the Internet.
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Interview with Alex Brofsky (AB+)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My work on the Stalley / Nipsey Hussle song "What It Be Like." Nipsey Hussle was a genius and I was so proud to hear him rhyming over my chords and my horn parts
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Solo songs
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because of the world of possibilities which just keep expanding
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you listen to my work and you like it - I can guarantee you will appreciate what I do for you
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the process and the final result
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? As long as it takes - but I work very quickly without sacrificing artistic integrity
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that the French horn can't be used in a hip hop / jazz setting
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Have you listened to what I do? Its all about knowing the styles I work in
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to what I have done first. If you like it then consider what I could create for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: French horn, computer, speakers, keyboard, interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music since I was 5 - so 55 years!!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: French Horn acid jazz
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I've worked with so many different artists - I love working with artists who are strong in what they open but at the same time open to new ideas
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your gut
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acid Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: French Horn
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality, power, uniqueness of sound, the raw power and beauty of the French horn in an ultra modern, funky, chill context
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen and start playing with a track until I find a resonance with that track
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MOTU 828 Mk3 using Digital Performer and Reason with many Waves plug ins and a Baby Blue mic. Music I have recorded has been used in many major label releases
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Miles Davis, Erykah Badu, Earth Wind and Fire, Gustav Mahler, Beethoven, Penderecki, Ligheti, Stravinsky
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Acid Jazz French Horn arrangements and improvising, as well as some Rhodes 73 chords