Music and sounds are our most basic, direct, elegant and most intricate form of communication. If you take the 80’s and smash it up with hints of old school hip hop, a dash of samurai champloo, bossa, jazz, video game jams, electro with bursting waves of post rock grime, add a little bit of sour pulp and what you get is something I can make.
My background comes from years of writing and performing experience. Working on not only music albums, but scoring for films, sound folly and various other media and forms of art. Music is a natural breath for me and if the right project coincides with interest, the rest pretty much falls into place. I'm easy to work with and I'm fast and reliable.
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Interview with Robert J. Escandon
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing an album for Babysitting Titans.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because they make a perfect marriage.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get what others can't give you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's natural for me and doesn't feel like work.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Hmmmm... don't know.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How was your day?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to what I've done before to see if it's a good fit. And of course know that I work hard, I'm reliable and you'll get something that no one else can give you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop with unlimited power, a midi keyboard small enough to fit into a backpack, a guitar with unbreakable strings, myself and a midi interface to connect the guitar to the laptop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music since I was 12. And not till I was in middle school did I start writing my own music. Later it turned into a profession so I would say I've been doing this for about 20 or so years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: If you take a little bit of rock, jazz, electronic, noise, classical unwinding roads and some bossa, you have a mashed up sound I can make.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Not really sure.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to the song, it's communicating with you. Only then can the music really shine.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It varies from project to project.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I listen to what the project is asking of me and then work collaboratively with it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring innovation, uniqueness and an all out approach nobody else has.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do a lot fo thinking before I sit to write any music. I feed my unconscious mind all the ideas and concepts first and then allow whatever it is I'm creating to come out naturally.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio that is much like the bat cave, everything I need is there. I also use a lot of Apple tech, digital midi, analog keyboards, guitars and a case full of weird sounding instruments.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It's not just the creation of the music, but the ideas behind the project that make the work worthwhile. I create music but also create ideas through themes.