Hi there, I'm Brad and I specialize in Electronic Dance Music Production.
I focus on sound design, mixing, production and keys. I am great at giving each track exactly what it needs and not over doing it. I also love to try multiple techniques to make sure I'm getting the perfect execution.
I have been working tirelessly on electronic music production for the past 6 years. I surround myself with like minded people which has helped me become the producer I am today. I have gotten support from big names like Tommy Trash and Ghastly.
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Interview with Cooda
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital...so I can be mobile!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will deliver clean quality mixes, masters and sounds. I focus on customer satisfaction and I am an all around chill guy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to make music for a living.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That all EDM producers just push buttons and use vsts/presets to make their stuff sound good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is it exactly they want from me and how much freedom do I have to do it the way I want.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure who you hire is what you're looking for. If their strong point is keys don't hire them for mixing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Audio Techinca ATH-M50 Prophet 12 API 2500
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Analytical. I love to try multiple techniques to figure out which is the best to apply.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sound choice is key.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing. Sound Design. Arangment. Production
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Skrillex Zomboy Flux Pavillion Tiesto KSHMR
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Electronic dance music. I am skilled and trained in mixing, mastering, producing, sound designing and arranging EDM.