The frontman of Austin, Texas, act Sever The Day. Having shared the stage with acts like The Veer Union, Otherwise, and many major acts, Dax has made a stamp with the music he has performed over the years. With passion and heartache, Dax brings his personal pain to life in his lyrics.
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Interview with Dax Roberts
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: When I was with Haliwel, we recorded 24 songs in 3 months. It was one of the best experiences I had in providing that many vocal sets in such a short time.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am working on a promotion for my new release Binge. There are two other songs lined up after Binge that will knock your socks off.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Evan McKeever, one of the best musicians and professional at his craft. Always engaging and helps provide song direction like no other.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, there is so much that you can do with any sound that makes your songs sound phenomenal!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The end product you receive from me will be unmatched, if you do not like what I provide you I will redo it at no cost.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Interaction with people, music is all about connection, and working with others is the best way to be successful.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How fast can you write this? My response - how soon can you have me the story and music?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am too intense, when I get into the song or writing process I do not like to be bothered by anything while in thought.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your main goal? How soon are you looking for the finished product? Are there any personal attachments to this song? Why? Why this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give all the details upfront of what you are looking for, leave nothing out of the work detail. Provide pictures, whether drawn, real, or a storyboard. This allows someone like me to really immerse ourselves into the song you are looking to create.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Any recording device, paper, and pencil, and my favorite songs.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to get my music out to everyone, and one day signed by a label. I have been performing since I was 4 years old, recorded the first time at 12, and played venues at the age of 16. More than age sake, I have been in the music scene for 35 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a mix of my own vocal tweaks and grunge sound like Saint Asonia and Puddle of Mud.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I have had the opportunity to create and co-write my single Binge with guitarist Evan McKeever of Nine Shrines, I would love to record a song with Johnny Hawkins as I think his range is amazing!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't write something just to write and get a product out there, make sure that you have all of your passion and soul into it. When recording vocals, rehearse them for at least several weeks before going in to record. If you are not solid on the timing, programs can only do so much to line them up how you hear them in your head.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Soft-Rock, Hard Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: It is really hard for me to say what my strongest skill is, I leave that to the person listening to my songs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, unique, and charismatic lyrics. Melodies that are catchy, stand-up and shout, stuck in your head hooks.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to know a little about what inspired the song itself, what the song is to be about, and what effect is being looked for out of the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to a recording studio to record vocal tracks located in Austin, Texas.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nine Shrines, Adam Gontier of (Saint Asonia), and Johnny Hawkins.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Melodies are the most common type of work I provide, sometimes it is difficult to find the right sound to complement lyrics.