One stop shop to bring your song ideas to life. Recently worked on Metallica's Blacklist album.
I provide music production, mixing and mastering and guitar services. I work on a large range of genres from rock to afrobeats.
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Interview with Oma Mahmud
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Some months back I got hired to work on a track for Metallica's forthcoming BLACKLIST album. I produced the track, mixed it, and played some guitars on it. It's my biggest project ever and i'm proud cause it's metallica, and it had to be approved by the band, which it was.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished mixing a rap song that got released two days ago, and now i'm working on an r&b/ neo soul track.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately, I'mnew here, so no.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because it's what I grew up on and had access to. Also it's considerably cheaper and more flexible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do my best to satisty their needs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I generally just love creating music and exploring audio, I always have.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They mostly just want reassurance that they can trust me with their song. I try as much as possible to give them that.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People used to think i was mean, cause of my social anxiety.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I try to find out the sound they are going for, how soon they need the job completed and their budget (no longer a problem with soundbetter).
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communicate as freely as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My customized Yamaha SE203 guitar, My Laptop (assuming there's somehow power),my Yamaha HS7 monitors, cables, and my phone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm a recording/performing artist also, I've been recording and producing music for as long as I can remeber, about 10+ years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Obongjayar. The production of his music is just perfect.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: "If it works, it works" Try not to get lost in technicalities, and try to feel the music, If you are having fun, odds are you are doing something right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lately i've been working on guitar driven music. Rock, funk, afrobeat, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My overall creativity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Quality and fresh ideas at what ever stage or area they might be needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For production I try to bring ideas and artist might have to life, after a discussion we've had. I use mainly an electric guitar and midi instruments in my production. For mixing, I request stems from the artist along side a demo mix if they have one, otherwise I'd try to get an idea of the sound they are trying to achieve. I'd send mixes while I work to keep the artist involved in the decision making process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work completely in the box. I mix on Studio One and produce primarily on FL Studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Fela, Metallica, Wizkid, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, London Grammar..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Musicians who have a song Idea and want to bring it to life, or musicians who just need a song completed