I am a 24 year old female music producer, composer and mix engineer. Last year, I graduated from University studying Music Production. I work with many styles of music including Hip Hop, R&B, Pop/EDM, Soft Rock/Indie. I have had the pleasure of mixing for many talented artists some of which have recently been played on a European radio station.
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Interview with Soul'91
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr Dre, Kanye West, J.Dilla, Dj Premier, Pete Rock, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland + Many more!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am currently/temporarily in a home studio setup.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: This is dependant on the track or project I am working on and what I have been hired to do. Each project is different.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: This would depend on whether I am doing the production or mixing for the client. If I was doing the production, I would be creating the song fromt he ground up to create and bring to life the artists project and vision. If I was mixing the project, I would be enhancing the artists vision and making what they have better for multiple audiences. I am a big believer on emotion and dynamics and I try my best in every project I do to bring these qualities out in the song I am working.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills are production and mixing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, R&b/Edm/Pop, Soft Rock.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hard question as there is so many I'd like to work with. There is a New York based duo called MS MR that I would love to work with, they have a beautiful ambient sounding music, literally every song you listen to of theirs will put on your heart strings. There is also an artist called Kat Dahlia I would love to work with, she has an amazing, unique voice. I would love to work with all the producers I mentioned above as well as many hip hop artists including Immortal Technique, ASAP Rocky, Mic Righteous, Black The Ripper + More.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: When it comes to production, I have many different style. I love old school hip hop so I always try to incorporate that kind of style in my music but with a twist of new school. I can make dark music, I can make happy music. It all really depends on how I feel at the time and what my end gol is whether it be production for artists or whether I'm creating compositions.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been in the creative area of things. I love music, film and photography so whichever path I was going down it was always going to be creative. I do photography as a hobby and in the future hope to get into film directing/writing, however my focus is on being a professional music producer and mix engineer, it's my dream and my life, it's what I love doing and hope to do for the rest of my life. I have been doing this now for 5 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook + DAW + Plugins, Maschine, Keyboard, Speakers & Interface.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would hope that you have looked around for the right person to bring your project to life. If you think I am the right person for your project then I will happily work with you and do everything in my power to make the best sounding song and make sure you are happy and will continue to work until you are happy. When working with people, I like to see it as a collaboration not just you hiring me, me doing the job and then done. I want us to both be involved and create something unqiue.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Firstly what is your vision for the song? Deadline? References and why those reference tracks?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How long will it take? A: Depends on project I'm hired to do and whether you are on a budget or paying full price, whether you have a deadline or not. For mixing it usually takes 1-2 days, it will then be sent to you for any feedback and revisions. Q: Can you mix it for free? A: No
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything. I like being self employed doing what I love.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do everything in my power to make your vision become a reality.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Not because I think digital is better, but I'm 24 years old, digital is all I know. Not to say, I would never work will Analog gear because I would love to if I had the gear and opportunity to do so but right now in my career I am a digital baby.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No. I only heard about SoundBetter because I was reading an article on ModernMixing.com and someone mentioned it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on my own international hip hop album, I'm working on a few projects that I am mixing for people as well as some production for an artist overseas in America.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently mixed a song for 2 artists from Norway, it's a genre of music I have never mixed before and they were super happy with how it sounded and so was I. The track was also played on a German radio station and has been heard and played by quite a lot of people. I also gained a new client from it so that was a bonus.