Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am Cooda. My music has been supported by Tommy Trash at EDC20, Ghastly at Hard Summer and many other Djs around the world at festivals, clubs and venues.
What are you working on at the moment?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital...so I can be mobile!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will deliver clean quality mixes, masters and sounds. I focus on customer satisfaction and I am an all around chill guy.
What do you like most about your job?
That I get to make music for a living.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That all EDM producers just push buttons and use vsts/presets to make their stuff sound good.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is it exactly they want from me and how much freedom do I have to do it the way I want.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure who you hire is what you're looking for. If their strong point is keys don't hire them for mixing.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Audio Techinca ATH-M50
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been producing for over 6 years. I went to Icon Collective in 2013 for electronic music production. There I learned in and out of class by immersing myself in a producer environment. This has given me a critical boost in my skills and I've continued to stay in this enviorment since then.
How would you describe your style?
Analytical. I love to try multiple techniques to figure out which is the best to apply.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Skrillex, he is revolutionary and I've heard his writting process is very artistic. I tend to be analytical at times so I believe it would help my writing.
Can you share one music production tip?
Sound choice is key.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring expertise in sound design, mixing and arangment. A lot of my friends will ask me for help on their mixes. I have a good ear for what is NEEDED. I do not like to over mix sounds. I focus on picking the correct sounds first, mixing as I go, finishing the idea and then arranging.
What's your typical work process?
I prepare with samples and presets. The preparation lets me work as quickly as possible. When producing I usually start with drums to get an idea going as I usually make electronic music the groove is important. From there I try to finish an idea as quick as possible. I avoid mixing anything major till once the idea more polished. I then work on arrangement of that idea and mixing as I go. I finish with a nice mix down which shouldn't take too long since the idea's should have the proper sound choice for each sound to fit together. Then a master session.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have two:
First set up: 1 pair of Rokit 5s
Second set up: 2 8 inch Genelec Monitors, 2 Rokit 10 inch monitors professional studio used for mixing as well as a vocal booth and professional microphones.
Headphones: Audio Techinca ATH-M50
I use Ableton 9
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Electronic dance music. I am skilled and trained in mixing, mastering, producing, sound designing and arranging EDM.