Analog or digital and why?
Analog, it's just more fun to play with buttons and not the mouse of the computer.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Why do you want to make music?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
About 10-12 years, starting at home on my own, after a few years i went to Rimon school of jazz and contemporary music in Israel, and since i've been working in different studios.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
David Bowie, he was the greatest, always changing, innovating himself, keeping fresh with what's going on in the world and staying cool.
Can you share one music production tip?
Always be open to learn, from every artist, session player or producer you stumble upon
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Indie, Alternative
What do you bring to a song?
Whatever it needs, i try not to enforce myself but rather bring the best out of the artist and the song.
What's your typical work process?
Song - Lyrics, Key, Tempo and structure.
Arrangement - Groove section, then guitars\keyboards, and anything else necessary.
Editing, Mixing, Mastering
Tell us about your studio setup.
Underground Tel Aviv, we have 3 spaces, One Large Recording room for Drums, Piano and guitars.
One space for amps when recording a band and the control room.
I work with a lot of analog equipment, but try to blend it in with Virtual instruments and digital process as well.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Nigel Godrich makes everything he touches sound unique and amazing.
Radiohead, The cure, Interpol, Why?, The national, Gorillaz, Massive Attack, The beatles...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I always like to start working on the songs in their most basic position, just the singer with his or her instrument.
I believe when you get to the point where the song works like that than you're good to go.
After all, the lyrics and the vocals are the most important thing.