I am a music producer from South Africa and have collaborated with artists in the Rock, Country, Indie, EDM, Trap, Hip Hop, R&B and Jazz field. My clients stem from Washington, Canada, Nairobi as well as my own South Africa
Bachelor of Music
3 Years Music Industry Experience
Pianist, Vocalist, Guitarist, Drummer,
Mixing, Mastering,Recording engineer.
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Interview with Mark
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a project with FNB, it was long and tedious but it came out as a great LOFI track.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A yoga meditation library
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Emma Parlabean, she's cool
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog always, but digital is easier for quick projects
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will inspire you to take your music one step further
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativity and endless decision making.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you charge a cheaper fee? I can, are you happy having a less decent project?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy and anyone can do it. It's true, but not everyone can take your music somewhere. Not everyone is Great. Most are just average
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your style What do you want out of this How much work are you willing to put in How much work have you done previously Who have you worked with
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: always ask other professionals. The average person can't always hear the difference in quality, but we certainly can.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: midi computer with daw/cubase usb cable xlr to rca converter cable speaker
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music, I have been earning an income from the music industry for 3 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: like a chameleon, constantly changing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruce Springstein. He is such a story teller
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep trying, even if it sounds shit, don't give up. Or give up for a month or even year, but then go back to it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types, from EDM and indie to hard rock and R&B. I have a degree in Jazz but majored in pop composition at the end of my varsity years but i studied classival music for 10 years and have been involved in Rock Groups since I was 13.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: energy, originality, beauty, years of experience
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Produce, light mix(10-24 hours), redo with a full mix, starting with percussion, adding in the background instruments as layers, vocals. add in fx, adjust mix, master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pre-Sonus everything, steinberg inerface, full studio, sound proof recording booth and mixing room, Cubase, drum set, bass, electric guitar, keyboard.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bruce Springstein, Bonjovi, Max Martin, Nathan Chapman, Nickelback, Ian Kirkpatrick
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production, mixing, mastering and recording