Vulane Mthembu

Music Producer

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Music Producer for BIG FKN GUN, Moonchild Sanelly and MANELIS

Music Producer for creative alternative electronic music soundscapes.

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Interview with Vulane Mthembu

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Moonchild Sanelly's debut which contained songs which went on to win a SAMA award which I initially produced.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Jazz album.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not sure yet.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: A mixture. There are pros and cons in both.

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

  10. A: Their wildest most ambitious leftfield experiments come to life.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The creative freedom.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That I'm strictly a hip hop producer.

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

  16. A: What is their ultimate dream sound?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Be ready to try new avenues in sound.

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

  20. A: Akai MPD Maschine Laptop Mbox microphone

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I've been producing since 2001.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Fresh, Futuristic and experimental.

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

  26. A: Ali Shaheed Muhammad. I feel he can transcend most genres and embraces experimentation.

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

  28. A: Always use as minimal quantizing as possible for more expressive drumming.

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

  30. A: Hip Hop

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Beatmaking

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: Alternative vibrant energy with a lot of experimentation.

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

  36. A: Firing up a DAW and listening to tons of music for inspiration.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I use both hardware and software gear.

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

  40. A: Pharrell, Adriane Younge,

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

  42. A: Production

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