Very Experienced Keyboard/Piano player worked with Ray Charles, Lionel Ritchie, Lulu, Boy George, Joe Cocker & many more !
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Interview with Mal Maddock
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An album with Ray Charles.... Working with one of my idols.... Played keyboards.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jay Stapley I would highly recommend Jay as musician & producer !
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog !.... I love the warmth !
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How they hear their finished track !
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Steinway Grand Piano, Fender Rhodes 88 suitcase, Hammond B3, Honer Clav D6, Macbook Pro.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stevie Wonder...... The most beautiful artist of modern time !
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over complicate anything !
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Very varied.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding what the artist/client wants !
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Empathy !
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Establish the mood feel of track, highlight any fill points, Find the most suitable sound for the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Apple Mac, Logic Pro X, UAD, Ivory 2, Spectrasonics + much more
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All the great session players that understand that the artist is the most important ingredient of any track !
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Playing behind singers/Instrumentalists, Composition.