Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm proud of any project I worked, because I always work with pleasure and honesty. Music is innocent. Always.
What are you working on at the moment?
Just finished an album, hoping to shake Turkey like in a big earthquake.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm very new hear, nobody knows me yet.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Warmness of the analog and recallability of the digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will get A Class product whoever you are.
What do you like most about your job?
I like it to be my life.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What instrument you don't play?
My answer is : are you kidding? I don't play any :)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Usually people don't get the point of who I really am? I'm your path from the melody you're murmuring to a great production.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Can you give me an example?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Trust me, together we are a great force we can make a great music.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1 guitar, 1 mic, 1 laptop with DAW and a pair of good monitors, and of course an Internet :)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am doing my job as an arranger for 29 years, as a producer, for the last 16 years.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Sting, I like his music independence.
Can you share one music production tip?
Trust your ears!
What type of music do you usually work on?
I already worked on Russian and Turkish pop, jazz, classical music, flamenco, evergreen, Turkish academic and folk music, Rock, progressive rock, Jewish, Armenian and world music.
What's your strongest skill?
To make things easier for everyone, to make it work, whatever it is. I'm very fast in understanding of what the task is about and how to achieve the desired results.
What do you bring to a song?
Whatever song is, my goal is to find the best parts of it for me to like it. After that the rest is easy. After I enhance the song the way I never imagine, when I start the process. All the songs I made before I can show with pride, because I never compromise on a quality of the song.
What's your typical work process?
I start from writing chords to the song of my clients (if there's no ones), then I record an easy accompany to the DAW with right key and tempo, and record rough performance of the singer. Then I work with traffic of a song, intros, verses refrains and the endings, and start to play instruments of mine, and if song needs, record musicians playing instruments I can't play. When all the parts laid down, I edit the parts, and invite the singer for real performance session. I record the talent, trying get the best performance I can get, edit or create the best take and after all I mix the song. After making shure, I mixed it right, I master it and deliver to my client.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Mac pro 12 core of 2.9 xenon, Apogee Symphony 64 connected to Rosetta 800,Mind Print Dual Tube Channel for tracking and mastering, Sennheiser U87 for voice recording and sets of mics for different setups, a pair of Genelec 8030A and lexicon pcm 80 and a lot of plug-ins in the DAW Reaper.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm a fan of Chris Lord Alge, Warren Huart, Dave Pensado
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I arrange, record, play instruments I can, mix, master and publish music for my clients. Genre is not important. Music is music