Graduated with Bachelor's in Music and Business, professionally trained with over 2 decades of experience recording and performing live in any genre you can think of on multiple instruments.
Are you looking to have multiple instruments added to your project, but don't want to pay 2, 3, or more separate musicians? Look no further. I can provide recording services on guitar, drums, bass, piano, banjo, ukulele, synthesizer, midi programming, film scoring, vocal tuning and more at a top notch level. All the while keeping your vision in mind or showing you other possibilities. I have experience and training in rock, pop, jazz, classical, hardcore, r'n'b, funk, blues, reggae, hip hop, folk, metal, novelty music and much more. I am also one half of a production company that could provide mixing and mastering as well. Feel free to go to notownproductions.com for more information! Thank you so much.
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Interview with Chris Floyd
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently recorded and produced an album for my own band where I played all the instruments and also sang. It's being released mid-February.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working with a spoken word artist on an album of poetry with various genres. I'm also working with a dance punk musician from Minnesota as well as a Hip Hop artist's album from MA.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mixing engineer Michael Cataldo.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love the analog mentality of recording, but digital is so much faster. I like to use the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you aren't satisfied, I will continue to work until you are 100% happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Constant creativity and helping others fulfill their musical ambitions.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you think of that part? Experience in music analysis and a very good filter to choose the right way to go.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there is no way to move from genre to genre and keep each genre's integrity intact.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask for specific examples or sheet music. If not available, then I ask about their musical background or to listen to their past musical output.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know in detail what it is you're looking for in order to direct the performer. If possible provide aural examples of the sound or feel you'd like.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, my drums, my bass, my banjo, and a computer with any recording program at all
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've had am ear for music since age 3 when I had my first live performance in kindergarten. Since then it has been my love and obsession. I got into recording at age 15 and have been doing it ever since. I've also been in many bands of many genres releasing albums and singles all the while.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Malleable, yet precise.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Talib Kweli because of his musical and ethical background.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Fix all issues and parts in pre-production, don't have the mindset that it can be fixed in the post- production or mixing phase. Sometimes it can be, but it's best to be overly prepared.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As of recent I have been more involved with hip hop, folk, rock, and funk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to a client's ideas and delivering sounds that fit that mold specifically. Sticking to proper elements of particular genres.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Any idea, melody, or feel you have, but cannot do on your own, I can produce for you. If you are only vaguely sure or what you're going for, I can offer some original ideas and sounds that will cohesively work with what you already have.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Discuss the clients needs, wants, or vision. Produce some ideas and rough demos to make sure we are in sync. If all is well continue on to final recording.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools 11 with various outboard gear. Tascam 24 track mixer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye West
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Instrumental recording, vocal editing, song composition, and production