Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My own album, Eurovision Song Contest 2016, singers I'm working also live...guitars, bouzouki...
What are you working on at the moment?
3 songs of Serbian/Bosnian/Slovenian popular folk music singers
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I don't know yet
Analog or digital and why?
Analog before microphone, digital after microphone...it's easiest way
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Everything will be as agreed
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q:When can you finish and send me tracks? A: One day before you need it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
When client wants from me to sound like a keyboard sample
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is the tempo of the song? Do you want more agressive or softer playing?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you want something unique, you are at the right place !!!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Solar charger, MacBook, Presonus Firebox, AKG C 3000, doubleneck semi acoustic bouzouki/guitar with piezo :)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
30 years gigging, and 25 years recording
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Any young, who wants to have a different sound from others
Can you share one music production tip?
If you record doubling acoustic guitar, just change different pick, and a little angle of microphone
What type of music do you usually work on?
Balkan, East European, South Mediteran
What's your strongest skill?
To guess the style, to play in accordance with a song; song have to be better after me
What do you bring to a song?
My personal touch I am known for; if needed, I compose breaks etc
What's your typical work process?
1) Get an Mp3 from customer (with tempo). If needed, ask for harmonu/melody part; 2) read written descriptions what client wants from me to play; 3) play, record, and send a preview to client; 4) if the preview passed, send tracks.
Tell us about your studio setup.
for acoustic: variety of microphones (Akg C 3000, C 214, sm 57) into PreSonus soundcard or mixer; for electric, various amps or processor setups.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Everything from Balkan, South and East Europe.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Record all tracks client need per song...acoustic/electric guitars, greek bouzouki, turkish saz. If client has no idea about melodic line of intro, bridge, etc...I do it !!!