first work together is free for you! I will produce beats, synthwave, soundtracks and mix/master your projects. Unlimited revision. Its my guarantee for customers. Making you happy is my priority!
Hi, I'm Alexandre Denis also known as Shotgun Denis.
I'm a producer and beatmaker from Canada, Québec. I'm mainly focused in making synthwave and hip-hop electronic wacky beats. Im completely indy since 2017. I got no professional background in music beside few lessons in guitar and drums. I'm fairly confidant in my skills and my craft and I'm willing to do the work until my customers are fully satisfied at a price that is reasonable. Witch mean at a price you can afford. This is not my first job, I don't do it for the money. I do it for the music, for the talented people behind the music and the unheard of that deserves to live from this industry.
I'm thrill to make your projects happen!
So lets go to work together!
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Excellent to work with! Everything went smooth. Very polite and clear on what he wanted! Would do it again any time.
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Awesome guy to work with!!
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Awesome experience! I would love to work together again in the future.
Interview with Shotgun Denis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I really enjoy theworking on the song Gene Splitter By DRMIS SOUNDSYSTEM which is my synthwave alter ego. I paid luis perez banus to do the cover and Karl casey mentioned above played an awsome solo on it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im working on growing as an artist, I want to expand so now im on a point where i wanna work and do jobs for other people, meet some drive minded artist and do collaboration.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Karl Casey Happens to be a guy I found thoughout Soundbetter, He is a fantastic guitar player and he produce dark synthwave music I would recommend im anyday. Go listens to his music also
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both I think, for diffenrent reason. Its sure having the real analog deal is fantastic but for some people like me. Sometimes its really expensive, it takes place and in my appartment playing drums wouldnt work. Its so damn loud! Whats great with digital its less expensive, generally faster workflow and you can bring faster anywhere.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: satisfation or money back
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Paid to do music, shit what could you ask more then that?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Those handful of customers are yet to come
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Maybe that Beatmaker are not actually musician But who cares right im having fun here
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I work towards the direction that you the artist wants?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear about what you want and be honest with the provider
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: computer, a drum set, my monitor, my maschine mk3 and a guitar to actually practise it
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Im doing this on the side right now, Im full time in the army and its help fund this dream that I have. That one day I will actually live from that.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Honest maybe, because everything I pull from my inner self is trown into those instrumentals that I made. Some people may find them boring or not modern sounding, but in the first place I dig what I make and thats probably the most important right? They feel very personnal to me and im glad I finally found what I like to do!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Oh man theres so much artist I would like to work with. For the rappers I would really like to work with Bones, Aesop Rock, Prof, Grieves, Milo, RTJ, Jonwayne, Eminem, Devin the dude. In the synthwave genre there would be Gunship, Kavinski, Daniel Deluxe, Alex and Tokyo Rose. Those artist are just all inspiring to me for different reason. Beside I would appreciate to work for guys like Royal Blood, Mastodon, Chet faker, Megadeth, Wicca phase spring eternal, scattle If I can describe some few reason, here some exemple. I would like to work with Megadeth because there the one who made me like the music in the first place getting pumped before a hockey game when I was really young. Gunship its because these guys got a sense of composition about the 80s thats more than impressive. Prof it would be because he isnt affraid to make some rap that completely is own style just like how I do my beats. Chet faker really blown my mind in concert He was passing from the piano to the guitar to making beats on the scene this guy is incredibly talented and I would like to learn from him. Well to learn from all of them basically.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If the kick and the bass fight each other, definitely your mix is gonna be shit!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I like dark synthwave, Synthwave, instrumental Hip-hop, I would really want to produce beats for rappers so it would give another dimension to what im doing but im working on that at the moment
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: perseverance! I work really hard and I dont give up. My skills by themselve are noting compare to the time I put in.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My energy, my drive and my passion for the music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I sit on my costco chair and I use my gut. I always work by the way I feel at the moment. Sometimes I also work from an inspiration just like the synthwave hommage that I done for The horror movie The Fly.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Im a beadrom producers, so I basically produce im a small room in my appartement with my two jbl speaker on a set of stands.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: One I could actually mention here is Matt Uelmen, the music he made for diablo 1-2 is a complete masterpiece and I wish I could see the guy make music. I would like to see is approach on music. I want to make music for a video game one day!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make Beats, Synthwave, Dark Synth, mix and masters