Looking for the perfect sound for your next project? Well look no further! I am a singer/songwriter/producer with a background in studio engineering and live sound. I am most familiar with HipHop, R&B, and Pop genres. I specialize in studio engineering(record, mix/mastering) and live sound, but I have a good sense of the entire song-making process
In-studio engineering including; Recording, Mixing/Mastering. (Music, Podcast)
Song writing and Music production, Vocalist (HipHop, R&B/Soul, Pop)
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Interview with MaleeqsMusic
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I take pride in all of my work
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on some collaborations as well as a solo project
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not currently
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because analog is simply not worth the ticket anymore.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise fair and reasonable business
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to good music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most commonly ask question is what DAWs I use. My answer is I produce in Logic and Machine, and I mix and master in Pro Tools.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: No misconceptions.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your music/audio needs and what is your budget
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise a customer looking to hire a provider like me to be as detailed as possible in their description of what they want done. Also to send examples if possible .
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, my Machine, my keyboard, and my guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated from the Los Angele Recording school in 2014. My goal is to be an independent singer/songwriter and producer full-time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as modern day soul alternative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Artist such as Chris Brown, H.E.R, and J. Cole because their style compliment my writing style.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before a diving into a mix I give the whole song a thorough listen and take notes on things I want to do. From there I make my initial edits; cut silence, fades, breaths etc. Next I do a quick basic mix. At this point I like to get more detail on the clients' request. After that, I make any necessary adjustments. Once I feel that I am done, I take a listen in the car for reference.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite producers are Timberland, Swiss Beatz, and Dr. Dre
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do beat production and engineering
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: capture the best recording possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, HipHop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: For the longest it was my writing, but my production skills are gaining.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring character to a song. I give it attitude and intention.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work on a IMac in a small home studio I've set up in my apartment. I have a few different major DAW's I use for different purposes. My interface is a UAD Apollo twin. I have 49 key midi controller, as well as a Machine Mk2. I have MXL 990 condenser mic hooked up to a UAD Apollo twin. I am monitoring on Yamaha HS5's