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Interview with Paco Mamouni
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The M.A.Y.A Project I am very proud of this project, first because of the wonderful people i work with, and also because it's a very special singer. M.A.Y.A is an holographic realtime Singer, so for me being on stage playing guitar for a virtual singer is a crazy experience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am the Music composer and Band director of the M.A.Y.A Project I'm also producing the futur album of a Moroccan R'n'B Artist Recording my 2 Parallel Albums, one instrumental, and one Groove Pop and i do Voice recordings for Audio/Visual projects and more.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Well, i like to say both, it always depends on what you are looking for. i like the precision of digital cleaning, and other crazy plugins. But i also prefer the heat and richness of the analog, so as long as i like what i hear, i'm happy.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Every detail count, professional sound quality guaranteed
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's the fact that i do not consider it as a job :)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you use Auto-tune ? No.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: If i don't like it, i delete it and do it again.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask them if they have a specific image or a color that comes with the music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Looking for a good musician and looking for a mix engineer may be 2 different things, but for me having them both in the same person is always a treasure, making noise sound musical is not only about gear or technics.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Any Guitar Audio recorder/Mixer Microphone Speakers Solar power supply :p
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started guitar at 9 years old Played in bands from 16 to 22 Started recording and producing at 21 and i believe i'm gonna keep learning as long as i can breath and hear
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groovy Melodic Music I like to bring Groove and Percussions from the Acoustic Fingerpicking, support it with a fat Bass and Drums, and finally add Colors like Keyboards, Brass, ...
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with any artist that can make me feel any emotion.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. And if you believe that you are a good reference, trust yourself when you listen, if you like it, people will do.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Absolute Pitch Right hand groove Mixing abilities
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A good sens of melodies and harmonies A rich and natural guitars well played at recording A best quality with minimum processing A different and interesting groove A strong and professional Mix
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Brainstorm about the idea, Find the best way to do it , Try it to understand it, Final Brainstorm and decisions, Boom.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro Retina ( CPU 2,7 Ghz Intel Core i7, 16 Go 1600 MHz DDR3 ) RME Babyface Pro Universal Audio S610 SOLO/610 Audiotechnica AT4040 Sure Sm57 JBL LSR305 Yamaha HS8 Audiotechnica ATH-M50x Komplete KONTROL S-49 Taylor Acoustic Guitar Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar Yamaha Classical Guitar Fender Reverb Deluxe Vintage reissue
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jimmy Hendrix, David Gilmour, Avishai Cohen, John Mayer, John Zorn, Miles Davis, Infected Mushroom, Merkaba, Lex Luger, ...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar Sessions, Music Composition, Mixing Sessions, Vocal Tuning, Voice Over