Treble Monkey Studio
Professional Music Production
Hi there, I am a qualified professional music producer with over 10 years experience as a musician and 5 years experience as a music producer. I have several qualifications in music production which are all available on request. I am also more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding my service or studies.
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS FORMED PART OF MY DEGREE SYLLABUS
FORM AND STRUCTURE, WRITING FOR DRUMS & BASS & VOICE, LYRIC WRITING, MELODY WRITING, CREATE AND ARRANGE MUSIC, PRODUCTION PLANNING, FIRST BOOKINGS, GUIDE TRACK, WORKING WITH MUSICIANS, GROUP PRODUCTION ANALYSIS, PLAN PRE-PRODUCTION, MAINTAIN PROFFESSIONAL SOUND ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT, MEET RECORDING SESSION REQUIREMENTS
STEREO MICROPHONE TECHNIQUE, RECORDING INSTRUMENTS AND CAPTURING SPACE, FIELD TRIP ANALSING, SOURCES AND PRESSURE, ARCHITECTURAL AND ROOM ACOUSTICS, MEASUREMENT OF REVERBERATION
USING STUDIOS, CONCEPTS AND REQUIREMENTS, MICROPHONES AND TECHNIQUE, MIXING DESKS, CABLES, CONNECTORS AND WIRING, PATCHBAY, ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES, MIXING VOCALS, MIXING EVALUATION
MASTERING PRACTISES & ENGINEERING, PROFESSIONAL MASTERING,
FOLEY, SOUND FX, SOUND AND NARRATIVE, MUSIC SCORE (SIBELIUS), ANIMATION SOUND, MUSIC FOR COMMERCIALS, SURROUND SOUND,
EDITORIAL PRODUCTION, ADR, LOOPING, LINEAR AND NON LINEAR EDITING, FINAL MIXDOWN
MUSIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL AUDIO PRINCIPLES, LOGIC DIGITAL AUDIO, LOGIC DIDGITAL AUDIO FACTORY, LOGIC EFFECTS IN DEPTH AND REWIRING, ADVANCED SUBTRACTIVE SYNTHESIS & CREATING AUDIO, ADVANCED MIXING AND AUTOMATION TECHNIQUES, PRE MASTERING LOGIC
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Interview with Treble Monkey Studio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The African Experience, This is a project I designed and lead during my studies which involved traveling and location recording with my professor. I am proud of this project because I filmed and choreographed everything on my iPhone 4 in 2011, and pushed the boundaries of my macbook with regards to financial strain.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Creating a mixing guide to help under privileged people in my country to create a basic and successful mix. This will also help the music industry in my country develop.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at this point in time
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Ans: Analogue Question: Have you ever heard a good analogue mix?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise high quality and to meet the final deadline.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to music and working at night.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why aren't you in a band? Ans: I have not yet found someone in my country that can is punctual
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I do not put them high on my priority list if I take long to produce a track. This is not true, I will never rush my work and if I feel that the track is not ready I will not release "anything" just to satisfy a rushed project.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a good foundation? Have you done your homework? Would you pay money for your song? Are you ready to do this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Never hold back on any creative ideas, throw everything that you have to your producer so he can sort through them and find the best ones.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A solar powered power source, macbook pro, kb37, guitar, and a 4x4 vehicle or form of shelter.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I decided to pursue music production after 10 years of playing guitar. Finally I attained several qualifications in music production and have been producing for 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Highly efficient and highly creative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Snoop Dog, it would be an honor to have him do a vocal on one of my tracks.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never overlook anything, even if you don't have to change the dynamics of a sound still consider its purpose and relevant dominance.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Hip Hop, RnB and Contemporary Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating new ideas and cleaning up a track
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring life and clarity to the track, whilst adhering to the clients demands.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Start from the foundation and work towards unifying the channel strips towards the global track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a simple but serious home studio set up.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr Dre, Carlos Santana, Metallica
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Editing, Final Mixdown, Mastering