Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Sofia Lithos, I made it on a trip to japan. I did everything from beginning to end. Although I didn't promote it enough, all the feedback I have gotten on it has been positive.
What are you working on at the moment?
Another album, sound design, mixing and mastering.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not that I know of yet.
Analog or digital and why?
Analog if I could afford it, you can do anything you can digitally and it sounds warmer. Your not telling the computer what to do, the computer was make for multiple tasks, whereas an analog keyboard it's literally made music and there is a noticeable quality difference.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will work on the project until my client and I are fully satisfied. That I collaborate well too, and that it is their final product in the end. Some of my favorite moments in producing music are when I hear what the client has accomplished!
What do you like most about your job?
Everything, I've been doing it so long its like a second nature to me. I know music more then I know the back of my hand.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Customer: "How much do you want for this beat"?
Me: "What's in your price range?"
Otherwise its always positive comments or constructive criticism.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I'm not a musician.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What style are you looking for? What are some songs that inspire you? What is your goal for this production?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be relaxed, don't over push your limits, the more time you put into it the more you will get out of it.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook, Headphones, Huge Hard Drive with lots of VST's, nice studio monitors, a solar panel to power the mac and studio monitors.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started when I was 13 off a program that Point Blank developed, after that I started using an FL Studio Demo. At age 14 I started using reason, I developed a large passion for music production and pursued it as if there were no other alternative. Now I use Ableton Live 9 Standard and Komplete 9. I'm currently 21.
How would you describe your style?
Very abstract. Hip Hop with a twist.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Wiz Khalifa, I like his production choices and his sound is typically very clean.
Can you share one music production tip?
Stick with it.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I flip through genres constantly, usually up beat but raw instrumentals. Sometimes I'll remix or sample.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Emotion, OBE's, Feeling, new sounds, I've been told my music has a strong anti anxiety effect.
What's your typical work process?
Sound Synthesis for a while, build up a melody or harmony, sometimes start with solo riffs or licks, add on some drums and background effects/instruments. If I'm really inspired sometimes I start with the drums and bass lines.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Digital with a couple midi controllers, Sony speakers with surround (they dont go below 40hz though), Sony Studio Professional Headphones.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
The list is so long... 9th Wonder, J Dilla, 808 Mafia, Anahata Mylitia, ect.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Hip Hop Beats