Musicality at it’s finest.
Session Musician, Vocal/Sound Editor, Engineer, Instrumentalist, EQ/Pre-mixing
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Interview with Muzikality Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A song I was privileged to work on, was an original by a local artist entitled ‘Thank You’ by Darryl E. Murchison, Jr. My role was Live & Digital Instrumentation and Pre-Mix.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Instrumentation of song cover.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer both. It just depends on what is needed at the time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Especially to vocal clients who expect ’perfection’, “I promise you I am just a human being”. That means, while I do great work, I’m not a magician.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The reaction & satisfaction of the client.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do ‘this’? & ‘yes’
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do, is that I don’t know any other genre of music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you hear, & what do you expect to hear?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be Consistent in the decision you make. Don’t waver. Don’t settle, but be content.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic Bass and Lead Guitar, Full set of Drums, Portable EP, & Percussion.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Carpentry, I’ve been doing that for almost 9 years. Music, I was born with. So about 20 years or music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid back, but speaks volumes. Clear no matter what direction.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Marvin Winans, because I like his style.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One Music Production tip; never approach a song with tunnel vision. Be open-minded on ideas and which direction the song could go, even if it seems to take tangent into one direction.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel & Neo-soul. Click tracks as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Perfect pitch.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life, volume, color, and a different vibe or perspective.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I open a blank project, set all channels correctly, lay the foundation first, and then build the track based on the foundation.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A basic, padded room setup, 2 Stereo speakers, a sub, a Focusrite Interface, 2 Behringer side-interfaces, Logic Pro X (Studio), Live Drums, Live Bass/Electric/Acoustic Guitar setup, Live/MIDI Keys
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Red Hands, Doobie Powell, Cory Henry, Jayden Arnold, Clayton D. Lee, Sr. , Glenn Gibson, Jr., PJ. Morton, Daric Bennett, Marcus Miller, Thaddeus Tribbett, Jacobe Ray, Tye Tribbett, Fred Hammond, Mike Bereal, Jabari Johnson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Inspirational, Gospel