I’m a professional live and session drummer. I give you great quality performance and mixes for your next project. I am also a music producer I provide wonderful music for your next project. My purpose is to serve and match your vision for your project. I will provide the right touch to your song.
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Interview with Terrence Smith
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I’m most proud of is my bands “Seen Not Heard” Project. We won 2 local West Michigan awards for Best Album by a new Artist by the voters and by the people. So that was a big moment for me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m currently working on a project with my band Last Gasp Collective out of Kalamazoo, MI. We are working on our 2nd project. I am also working on a single that I am doing for my Church First Pentecostal Family Worship Center Church out of Battle Creek, MI.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don’t know anybody currently on SoundBetter.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have there advantages and disadvantages. It really just depends on the setting.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver great quality music and professionalism to your work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love music. Without music I don’t know where my life would be like.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Often ask why do I do music? What am I in for? I just tell them I love music. That’s just it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have any references tracks that I can listen to to get a good understanding of what your trying to do?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am the best guy for the job.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Charged portable chargers 2. iPad 3. Small Mini keyboard 4. Cables 5. Microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording drums for about 8 years. My career path is music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with everybody to be completely honest. Every artist is different. Each experience is different and I’m open for that and ready for the challenges of that as well.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The best tip I have for production is just try to capture the moment.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The type of work I usually work on is Hip-Hop at the moment. I’ve done some Gospel, Rock, Jazz, Soul, R&B and even Neo-Soul on projects that’s I’ve done in the past.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: As I stated before my best skill is that I listen to where the music is going and I provide great feel.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I bring to a song is me. I’m a very humble guy. I love people. But what I want is that I want the music to FEEL good. I bring Great Feel to music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: What my work process is different. Once I client sends me a track to record one what I do is I ask for references. So I can get the general idea of the project. Or what I’ll do is just communicate with the artist/producer and ask them what they want. Listen to the project for hours to really get the song in my spirit and practice to it and than record.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have a lot of musicians and producers that inspire but the people that inspire me at the most at this moment is my daughters.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work that I do is provide Live Drums for recording projects and live shows.