Shaul Bustan

Composer, Arranger, Oud player

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Hi, my name is Shaul Bustan. I am a composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist (Oud, Double bass and Mandolin). I will gladly write an original composition, an arrangement for orchestra, choir or ensemble for your project (film, album or song) and record it. And I can record my playing on the Oud for your project. I can play almost anything ;-)

Hi, my name is Shaul Bustan. I am a composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist (Oud, Double bass and Mandolin). Originally I am from the South of Israel, but Berlin has been my home since 2011.

I will gladly write an original composition, an arrangement for orchestra, choir or ensemble for your project (film, album or song) and also record for you the music that I composed or arranged with real instruments or a combination.
For that I have a small, fully equipped home studio for small to medium productions. And also more than 20 years of experience, recording, mixing and mastering.

I can also record my playing on the Oud (the Arabic lute) for your project. You can write me sheet music (I can play almost anything ;-)), send me a recording, or just let me improvise over your song and give your creation a new twist.

Check my website for references and just send me a message with your request and we will continue from there.

Yours,

Shaul

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Interview with Shaul Bustan

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Toprak 2020: worldwide awards winning German/turkey movie from Sevgi and Chris Hirschhäuser. I composed the music, played Oud, Double bass and Piano and recorded, mixed and did the mastering.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Album of Jazz and world music with other four musicians from Berlin.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Héloïse Lefebvre

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Good question, It’s depend on the project. I have only the possible to record digital. But always looking forward to analog sound.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To do the best job that I can.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I like the different experience with different people and different projects.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How fast can you finish the job? As fast and good as possible!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: The people that hire me knows exactly that they’re in a good hands and there is no misconception about what I do.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What do you exactly want? Need?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Be a specific as you can I know exactly what you want or let me decide what is good for your song. Everything in between take too much time usually.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I think I will skip everything and probably only sing!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I’m playing music since I am six years old. Composing and producing songs since I am 11. Professionally more than 20 years.I have two Bachelor in music and a master in composition and conducting.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Mixture of classical music with World music and Jazz with a bit of a rocky attitude.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Again there is so many good artists there. I would like to work with all of them. ;-)

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Be authentic as possible and know always what or who need to be in first place. (in a positive way)

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Usually I am walking with my own music and projects but a lot of music for the Theater and movies.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Composing and Oud playing.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I will bring to your a song a new flavor. Some Middle East sound mixed with classical approach and a bit of Jazz.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I first compose for you the computer demo, Then after you agree I go on recording it. The same goes when I record an Oud, first some example then the real thing.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a small studio with all what I need to make your project a wonderful sounding product. MacBook Pro with logic, VSTs and Waves plug-ins, Good audio interface and Røde Microphones.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: There is too many to mention...

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Composition for Film, Oud playing.

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Toprak (2020) - Feature film - Music: Shaul Bustan

I was the Composer, Piano, Oud and Double bass player, Recording engineer, mix and mastering in this production

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