Centering your voice | Getting the best sound for your project | Specialising in Hip Hop / Rap | Based in Sydney Australia | Village Boy Entertainment
- Specialising in Hip Hop / Rap
- 15+ years experience in music production & recording
- Based in Sydney, Australia
- ARIA Award nominee
The key to my approach is centering your voice & amplifying your sound. I've heard way too many Hip Hop / Rap mixes where the voice isn't sitting where it needs to be. The voice is key. Your words & your story needs to be heard.
Send me a message with info about your song / project, how many stems per track and a couple of references, and I'll happily send you a quote. We can negotiate package rates for projects with 4+ songs.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Sukhdeep Singh
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'd love to say analog but I grew up in that generation of artists / producers who were self-taught and worked their way unconventionally in to professional music studios and in to the industry, so I work predominantly with digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your voice will be centered, your words will be heard clearly.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with artists to bring their creative vision to life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - What is your song / project about? - What is your vision? What sound are you going for? - Do you have any song references? - What is your timeline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask as many questions as you feel is required. You want to find the right mixing and/or mastering engineer for your project. Your music is important. You've put so much of your heart and energy into it. You need to feel comfortable with whoever you choose to work with, trusting that they're the right person to bring your vision to life.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started teaching myself music production, songwriting, recording in my bedroom at 14 years old. 15+ years on I'm a career artist / musician / producer, grateful for the opportunities and experiences I've been afforded in that time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplify. Use your skills and production knowledge to tell the story of the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop / Rap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Centring the voice Balancing kick / bass Getting the drums to knock
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity of the artist's vision. My goal as a mix / mastering engineer is to bring the artist's vision to life and to give space for their words and story to be heard.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: - Intake client's song / project, chat about what they're going for, what their sonic references are, budget and timeline - organise stems, clean / control sounds, process, apply FX, automate, print - master: EQ, compression, limiting
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X UAD Twin Apollo Yamaha HS5 + HS8S Sub Audio Technica ATH-M50x Extensive plugin list
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J. Cole Black Thought / The Roots Kendrick Lamar Rapsody Dave Timbaland 9th Wonder Madlib Pharrell Dr. Dre
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & mastering Song writing Production