I'm a multi-instrumentalist here to be inspired/help inspire artists bring their creativity to life. I've toured with a band and have had experience recording/contributing to a number of projects available on Spotify. I currently record all projects in my home studio.
- Music Production
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Interview with Napes
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: My current set up allows me to offer both ;)...but if I had to choose - analog, 1) save cpu 2) analog allows you to put more emotion in the song vs digital in my opinion.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest single "Sadder Days" includes two feature artists that are close friends of mine. I'm especially proud of producing that track because the process was so natural. We just wanted to create a song. Simple as that.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently producing sample packs for music producers and working on a few singles as an artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ryan Mitchell Grey! Amazing songwriter and vocalist.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I will put my heart and skill to the best of my ability to meet your request.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm able to be inspired and hopefully inspire individuals I'm able to connect with artistically.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: What do you think of this? A: I think you're overthinking it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only play music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal/intention of the song/project? Do you have an influences and/or references?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: As long as we can have a conversation about what it is you're looking for...my advice is - let's have some fun!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming the island has no source of electricity...Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass, a notepad...how about some water?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've jumped between a few instruments from my teenage years. Since, then I've recorded a full length studio album with a band and have released an EP as a solo artist. I've released a few singles in 2020 as an artist and a producer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Lo-Fi R&B/Soul with Hip-Hop elements.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell/The Neptunes - it's something about the feel and chemistry in their music that I believe would open up my mind about the musical genre.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your instincts.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to work on Lo-Fi, R&B/Soul, and Hip-Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a strong melody.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Long answer - delivery on a range of instruments including vocals depending on genre and desires of the client. Short answer - feel.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like a process that's very genuine and natural - not just with clients but in general. I always prefer to have conversation before any work gets started.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X, Audio Technica Mic, and a number of live instruments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe Called Quest, J.Cole, Pharrell, too many to name!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I've done usually involves filling in spaces with instruments/sounds on projects. The instruments range from both software and live.