Producer /Artist/Songwriter with Sena&Buma-Stemra : Singer, songwriting & composition,arranging, plays guitars,keyboards and Synth sound engineer,producer,sampler,lyricist,mastering multi media,voice over for radio commercials,producer & program maker, radio host of music&culture & local news radio programs
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Interview with CSFdeepinnerMusic
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: my last cd So Gorgeous (Itunes etc) i wrote,sung and produced,designed the artwork for and made a videoclip for with my videocrew which i also editted .
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: new songs for my 6th cd and rehearsing to go live
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: i work digital that's how the environment is here
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: that i make an outstanding recording they can use anywhere they want and i listen closely to their needs and will be in close contact during the proces to hear their feedback
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the freedom to work in my own time
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: what mikes you use ,i use 2 condensators AKG 200 ohm and Sennheiser do you produce all alone...yes i do do you write lyrics from your own experience ? yes mostly and also what i hear from others
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that i am only a singer songwriter with guitar
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you need it for ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be specific what your needs are i am not clairvoyant :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my guitar,my computer,my synthesiser
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I wanted to get famous have a number 1 hits album,now i want to have a big fanbase that support my music all the way and getting there :) in the business since 1998
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock crossover with Metal and Pop/Dance with some Kate Bush and Ann& Nancy Wilson from Heart and Patti Smith /Massive Attack influences but as dancer i also love Michael Jackson this diversity in styles from Rock to Dance you hear in my work a solid way.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Always wanted to work with Linda Perry ,have followed her from the 4 non blondes days and she became a super producer who listens to who you are as a person emotionally and brings that out of your voice into the song and for her though love that brings out the best in you
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: first make the song stand out on it's own before you add all extra's like compressors etc
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop,rock,metal and all genres in between like rap and crossover
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: singing ,sampling and producing whole production
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: creativity,open to a lot of styles ,inspiration
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: for my own songs i start adlibbing with guitar and a song gets born so i can do that on your instrumental too ,then i start adding the rest till it is a outstanding song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Singer, songwriting and composition,arranging with: Guitars Yamaha & Ibanez ,keyboards and Synth Roland,Korg,Prophet &percussion DAW : Protools,Izotope Ozone advanced & Alloy & Iris ,Softtube,T- racks CS. brainworx AKG & Sennheiser condensator microphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Linda Perry (P!nk,Christina Aquilarea,Adam Lambert),Kate Bush,Heart,Opeth,Melissa Etheridge,Apocalyptica&Massive Attack Michael Jackson for the super songwriter and singer he was (and dancer ofcourse) David Bowie for the changing artist he was
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: singing & recording lead and backing vocals,stem editting,sound engineer and production, mixing ,creating radiojingles and voice overs ,producer,sampler,lyricist,mastering