Analog or digital and why?
Difficult to say. Analog has such an appeal and a warmer quality. digital is more translatable to current technology and essentially will be used.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The music video for Sweet Mother Mary for Ethoscope. I wrote and played a part in directing, scouting talent, costume design, location, coordination and acting/performing in the video. It was an AMAZING and CRAZY experience but i'm so proud of how it came out and I can't wait for the official release!!
What are you working on at the moment?
A solo album under the name Raenna and an EP under the band i sing/songwrite under Ethoscope.
You can subscribe to us at www.ethoscope.net for any upcoming shows or releases!!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new to the community
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That it is not done until you are happy.
What do you like most about your job?
It's flexible and creative and i help to not only develop others but it helps me develop personally and professionally alike
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
how much do i charge?
it all depends on the service
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I think because i come across down to earth and hate to say it am a young woman, some people in the industry have not taken my knowledge, skill, or expertise seriously or under value it so i think that is the biggest challenge i face.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
what you want and what are you looking for/looking to accomplish?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
know exactly what you want and what you're looking for
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
in terms of longevity hmm....A foot tambourine, a glockenspiel, an acoustic guitar and 2 extra sets of strings.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I always wanted to be a singer. I've been singing for 15 years. Everything else that came along with it, the songwriting, production, learning instrumentals,graphic design, Public relations and business skill came along over time.
How would you describe your style?
Melodic and soulful with metaphorical and sometimes straightforward lyrical style with a leaning towards rock with bass groove and inspiring chord progressions that lead from deep and dark to big and bright.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Paul McCartney because of his broad range of skill instrumentally, lyrically, melodically, and with years of experience I'm 100% sure he understands the business side and seems very level headed. I could learn endlessly from him
Can you share one music production tip?
listen and pay attention and stay humble to the feedback of others.
What type of music do you usually work on?
anything from rock blues soul to edm. I personally love poetic melodic and clever lyrical and melodic style
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Energy and meaning, rhythm and soul. Perhaps what it needs. It all depends
What's your typical work process?
depends on the individual project
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a rehearsal studio for practice ranging from solo acoustic to a full band
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
People who are multi-faceted and can hold their own against all odds. My influences change from day to day but one thing always is the same, artist's who are true to themselves and their art and own who they are.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
singer-songwriter and song development and production