Hey! What's going on? My name is kAui, I'm a Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer/Arranger, signed to Timbaland. Looking forward to working with you!!!
I produce quality music in a very efficient time frame. Specialize in Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, Pop, Dance, Electronic.
My workflow is very quick. 72 hrs turnaround time! I primarily use Propellerhead's Reason to produce & edit. I use Logic for recording. I'm also a very well versed in vocal production/arrangement.
I will provide quality product at reasonable rates! LET"S GET TO WORK!!!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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The beat you made for Mike Classic was legendary
Hi! I come to you because I saw one of your productions and I like very much! I am a young artist from France, who loves this American musicality, that is not in my country. I just finished recording my trap / hiphop song, and I'm looking for a person for mixing / mastering. I would like to know your prices, the beat is in separate tracks.
Interview with kAui
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Ryan Leslie's "MZRT album. I produced two songs on there, "Designer Pain" & "The Wood". the reason I'm proud of this is because I used to watch Ryan Lesli'e in-studio videos on Youtube, religiously. Just thinking of the day I would work with him or say that will be me one day. And It came true. I produced the two main songs on his project that gave people the nostalgic feeling of Ryan Leslie's signature sound and mix it with a little bit of me, and it made a whole new thing. I was the producer of the two songs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on Timbaland's "Textbook Timbo" album. My artist project. And other various artist projects
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Rey Reel, Big Duke Lab & Yonni
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I have tried both but I would say digital because I can work faster and more efficient.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always be on time, to always deliver high quality & you will always have something different than what everyone else has or is doing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to be me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you get your drums to hit/knock like that? I say, "It's a trick of mine."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy or that it's weird.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What exactly are you looking for? Be specific.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please know exactly what you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, my external drive, my samson graphite USB keyboard controller, a USB mic and my incase bag to carry it all in.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 5 years. Went super hard ever since I got fired from my job. After that I got in contact with Ryan Leslie and ever since then I've grown as an artist/music producer and gained more contacts and now I'm working with Timbaland.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unorthodox, tasteful, smooth but hard-hitting. Nothing but feels.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell Williams. I say Pharrell because of his open mindedness to fresh & new sounds of music. His wisdom of music and just his overall being is really dope and influential. I think we would create some magic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Go with what you feel, not with what is expected or what has already been heard.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, Electronic, World, Experimental, Instrumental
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is music production/beatmaking & singing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring personality. I bring a lot of character and excitement, movement. Memorable melodies and accents. I bring the song home, give it the appeal that makes people fall in love with a particular sound and/or part. I also, Just bring something different. Maybe a different bounce, different patterns.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends really. Sometimes I may start with a melody or some keys. Maybe some drums, or a loop and build on it. It depends on th e feeling.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is small. Home setup is iMac, Axiom Pro 49 & Propellerhead Reason 8.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Teddy Riley, Kanye West, Rodney Jerkins, Robin Thicke, Ray Charles, Jordan Bratton, Rey Reel, Hit-Boy, Prince, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, DANJA, John Mayer, James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin', etc.. I could go on for days.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common work I do for clients is Music Production, Beatmaking, Vocal Arrangement, Songwriting.