What are you working on at the moment?
Answering interview questions :p
Analog or digital and why?
Both if possible. Digital is definitely easier now with all the software and hardware emulations available, but Analog still has that tasty toasty sound we love.
What do you like most about your job?
Making music is our passion and our dream. We don't like our job, we absolutely love it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That we sit and play around with music all day. I mean ... we do, but mixing and audio production requires focus, creativity, and a lot of determination to get to the next level.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Normally we try to have our clients with us the entire way. That starts by really asking our clients what they want. This can range from asking if there is artist or instrumental they had in mind or having the customer provide links to songs they'd like to reference.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Check out our website and social media platforms for any additional nudge you need. We are very personable and would love any customer to chat us about any concerns or hesitations.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Does the desert island have electricity?
How would you describe your style?
Neptunes, Royksopp, and Timbaland rolled up in one. Our style is influenced alot by jazz and classic hip hop.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Can you share one music production tip?
We tend to shy away from making the drums or 808s first. Drums usually dictate whether the song will be hip hop, r&b, or another genre so we like to build a strong melody section first and then allow the drums to glue everything together.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip hop, dance, and pop tend to be the genres we gravitate towards when starting projects.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
We try to bring creativity first. With so many great artists and producers now, Studio Nustar wants our clients to instantly feel like we've created something unique for them.
Quality and creativity is the name of our game. The best instrumental can sound like the worst, if care and quality are not applied.
What's your typical work process?
We seriously love making music. We always attempt to try different techniques and processes based on the client and genre.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Our main mixer is our Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK that we have a Korg Minilogue, Novation Bass Station 2 and Maschine hooked up too. We have a myriad of different headphones, mics, external effects we use for our audio sound design too.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Studio Nustar is definitely a melting pot of musical influences. In our musical gumbo, you'll find a lot of Neptunes and Timbaland. We throw some Nujabes, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre in the mix too. Finally to top it off, sprinkle in a lot of Royksopp and a pinch of Metro Boomin & Mike Will Made It.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Beat making and audio mixing. We've been making beats and producing music for over 15 years.