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Interview with Sharip
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest collaboration with Cleveland-based rapper Allen Carter gained a lot of reviews and reached to Hip-Hop community.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I work on the album for the upcoming artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately, not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, just because of my current studio situation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will get the job done.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like when my clients are satisfied.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: "How do you stay creative?" A: I try to work as much as I could, cooperating with different artists and listen to the trends and forgotten dimes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Beat makers' work is underrated
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of structure you want in your beat? How important is the instrumental space? How do you expect your song to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Stay friendly and mention every detail you want to be done by provider.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook laptop, Arturia Minilab keyboard, Roland Rubix 22, Beyerdynamic 770 DT PRO, any backup storage device.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm a musician, multi instrumentalist from Kazakhstan. I've been doing music for recent 10 years, for myself and for clients. I'm focused on music production, mixing techniques and beat making.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Constructive chaos of unusual sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Halsey and Reason
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get creative on things that might look very simple. But do not overdo them.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B and Hip-Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Juxtaposition between harsh beats and laid-back vibe melodies
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Bounce and sonics.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I start from the melody my client wants to hear. Then I progress to a beat, consistently adding new layers of instruments, using the latest VST-plugins.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My music studio consist of 2 Yamaha HS5 studio monitors, Roland Rubix audio interface, 2 keyboards (M-Audio and Arturia) and Rode NT1-A microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ludwig Göransson, Timbaland, T-Minus, Boi-1da, MURDA BEATZ.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beat Making