I wrote, performed, produced, and mixed SF Valley Girl by CHASE PAVES and Bed Time by CHASE PAVES... as well as all of the other songs under this artists name.
I’ve worked with DJ Nittigritti, Stevie Wonder, Tom Misch, Alonzo Harris (Band director for H.E.R.) and many more.
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Interview with Chase Paves
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on all of CHASE PAVES music and I was the writer, producer, and composer and I’m proud of the way that I channeled different genres of music and allowed the artists to keep his sound.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m working on a mixtape consisting of 16 songs
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I’m not familiar with anyone on here
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it’s less expensive, however if I had the money, analog all the way because it makes the music sound more human.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you will get a product that you love, and if you don’t love it... I won’t charge you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love listening to a bunch of different styles of music and different ways people approach the mic
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me how I make the song louder, and I tell them it’s through compression
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that it’s hard, it’s very easy, you just have to study it and know what you are doing
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a reference track that you would like to work from
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that you have a reference Of what you want your song to sound like so there is a tangible way for the provider to understand your artistic direction.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neumann u87AI mic... Laptop, charger, headphones, interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been producing and mixing for 2 years and I’ve attended BERKLEE College of Music and I am currently studying at USC.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am very geared towards melodic rap with not much auto tune and R&B
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West because I really appreciate his production, sound selection, and use of vocal chops and choirs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Referencing industry standard mixes and masters to the one you’re currently working on
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production and songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can produce, mix, master and songwrite... so really whatever the client is asking for
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work the most during the morning and late at night, and I make beats, then write to the beat and mix as I make the beat.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Yamaha HS 5’s with sound proofed walls, a digital weighted keyboard and two microphones ( AKG 420 & Lewitt LCT 840)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Chance The Rapper
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix and master R&B, Rap, and Pop songs in the styles of J. Cole, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber.