Female vocalist, range A3 - F6 with classical background. Can do voice acting as well Audio engineer, do mix and mastering, work remotely
Hello, my name is Ran Kurogane. I'm a vocalist as well as an audio engineer. Usually work on folk and rock music, but I'm eager to learn
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Interview with KuroShield Studio
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: if you're looking for a female singer with the ability to write harmonies and lyrics, and can be an audio engineer as well, look no further. I can do it
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: axe, fire lighter, water purifier, salt and sugar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've done mixing and mastering for almost 10 years now, and I've done singing way longer
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: a bit classical, a bit rock-ish, and a bit asian traditional. I got influenced a lot by Tarja Turunen and Floor Jansen, as well as the classical opera diva like Maria Callas, Renee Fleming, and Diana Damrau
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with a symphonic metal or a folksong producer, like Nobue Uematsu and Tuomas Holopainen because their music are beautiful and lit the fire in my heart
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: communication is a must. I have experience mixing for a pop song that turned out not too pleasing because the difference in using compression for the instruments. Thank goodness my client was willing to explain how they want the song to be heard and I can deliver it and met their standard
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: folk and rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: singing. I can make 4-5 layers of harmonies just by listening the instrument track
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I want to bring the beauty to the people
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I discuss about the project with my clients, record my lines if necessary or jump into tuning the track, mix and master it, send it for some feedback, and do revision if needed
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Samson C01u and an acoustically conditioned room with gypsum acoustic tiles. Adobe audition and Melodyne 4 for the DAW. Asus ROG Zephyrus Ryzen 7 for my desktop
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I got my inspiration from Nightwish, Epica, Evanescence, Nobue Uematsu and Disney
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually become a vocalist, make harmonies, mix-master their track