Over 20 years in music business with more that 150 studio recordings, arrangements, song productions, being part of Sarajevo Jazz Fest for more than 12 years. Impressive studio equipment for bass and double bass recording (Fodera, Music man, master work double bass, Avalon, DPA mics, Neumann, Golden age, SPL Crimson etc.).
• Performed and recorded with Damir Imamović, Amira Medunjanin, Halka (Bozo Vreco)
• Standing member of the Sarajevo Jazz Guerilla band;
• Part of the Sarajevo Jazz Fest for the past 12 years;
• In 2010 and 2012 joined the national TV station's (BHT) delegation at the Eurosong contest as a back vocal, singing with Vukašin Brajić (Oslo, 2010) and Dino Merlin (Dusseldorf, 2011);
• Other artists I played and sang with include, but are not limited to, Dino Merlin, Damir Imamović, Marija Šestić, Letu Štuke, Laka, Darko Rundek, Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Božo Vrećo, Nina Badrić, Hari Mata Hari, Zoster.
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Interview with Edvin Hadzic
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The last project I did couple of months ago is the project I'm the most proud of. I got the lyrics from my fiend and from then on I did everything by myself. I composed music, made arrangement, recorded all the instruments, did programming, editing, vocal recording and mix and mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on improving my composing and arranging skills, editing, mixing and mastering skills.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here but I would recommend all the people who are sincerely dedicated to their job.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's faster and it's 2020! But also analog if the sound direction is more vintage. But also analog and digital at the same time because the results can be incredible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You're going to be happy!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can organise my job the way I think I should but also I like working with other talented people, I'm a real team player. I like finding the new and proper ways to satisfy my clients.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do I have a time and could I finish the business in few days? Yes, I'll do it!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's the easiest profession on Earth, you travel a lot and you always have a lot of free time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them are they capable to of paying me full price... if not I'll try to correct my fee. Always look forward towork with prospective clients!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If your client is insisting on his idea without listening to your preferences, don't wast your time, find a new client.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Since I've survived the war in my country (lasted for four years) being on desert island is a piece of cake for me!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing bass in 1992. during the war in Bosnia, my first studio recording was in 1996. Since then I was always on the road or in studio, working as a session musician, composer, arranger or producer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a mix of experience and freshness. I've recorded over 150 tracks in pro studios but still I'm looking to improve my skills.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Would like to work with talented people who are ready to find a new ways of expressing their creativity, that's the only way to learn something new and to improve your skills.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to as many different genres of music as you can! The experience you'll get will open your ears and you will be able to work with more and more talented people.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, indie, rock, jazz, disco, funk, r'n'b, 80' etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to the wishes of my client! Sometimes I'll play exactly what my client needs, it's not always the way I hear it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring experience, creativity, great sound and groove to the song!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I discuss the needs of my client and that I spend some time listening to the recording, usually not more that 30 minutes per song. The process of recording takes about one hour (setting up the session, learning the song, creating the lines, recording, editing).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Fodera Elite V bass (find my name on their site) or Music Man bass when recording bass guitar. Preamps I use are Avalon U5 or Golden age (if I record double bass with DPA microphone). The sound goes through SPL Crimson to my DAW (Logic Pro X).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest inspiration are new, young and fresh artist who are not afraid to experiment with the sound but also the legends of business, so I'm trying to take the best from the both sides.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording electric and double bass tracks, composing, arrangements, editing, back vocal recording, mixing and mastering.