I trust my ears, eyes, body, heart and Genelec monitors.
Usuka - musician, DJ, producer since 2008, founder of Kapral Records, Young & Talented Records, Black Room Squad project leader, Density Room and Element 43 party organizer
He began his musical career in 2008 writing Trance, looking towards Brostep and believing that there are no cooler genres in the world. After some time, I came to visit Techno-music and registered in it. At the same time I work in the genres of Drum & Bass, Chillstep, Brostep, Progressive House, House, I create official remixes and unofficial Bootlegs for domestic and foreign pop music
My works have sounded on radio SLASE FM, Silver Rain, Megapolis FM, Lipetsk FM, DFM and others.
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Interview with Usuka
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've worked on a lot of interesting projects, but I haven't achieved anything special. I have nothing to answer this question.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Now I participate in remix contests, work with my labels and artists, and also watch, read and analyze the music market a lot. Among other things, I practice new techniques to optimize my work for creating, mixing and mastering music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I just registered and don't know anyone here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital and analog. It all depends on the task before us.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise everything will be fine :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Process and result.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most frequently asked question is: "How much will it cost me?" I answer professionally. Nothing unusual.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am at a loss to answer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Standard questions. Nothing unusual.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Think carefully about what you want. Or completely trust me and my taste.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Matches, machetes, rope, glass bottle and blanket.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music for 11 years. I have my own labels that sell music, I collaborate with many artists, organize parties, invite my artists and artists from other cities. At first I made music for myself. I didn’t have the Internet, I couldn’t watch video tutorials on writing music and studied the program myself. In 2014, after serving in the army, I took a job that brought me a good income, which I used to modernize my home studio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Variety and simplicity.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sonny John Moore (Skrillex). Only this artist, in each of his tracks, I hear something new and interesting. He is an innovator. He sets the fashion, and everyone around immediately begins to select this fashion.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust what your ears hear, what your eyes see, what your heart and body feel.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I noticed this pattern: the tracks that I really like and the tracks that I remix are cool, taken in the keys of A and F. But this is not always the case. I really like music with beautiful and high quality vocals.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I really enjoy working with samples created both on synthesizers and recorded on a microphone. Sometimes I don't use sample banks at all, but record my own sounds. I have a couple of tracks in my collection that don't contain a single synthesized sound. Only live recording and software processing. It also doesn't matter to me which plugins I use to achieve the desired result. I believe that the key to success is simplicity. And it will be easier for the computer to transfer all my manipulations.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I really enjoy working with samples created both on synthesizers and recorded on a microphone. Sometimes I don't use sample banks at all, but record my own sounds. I have a couple of tracks in my bag that do not contain a single synthesized sound. Only live recording and software processing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I give myself completely to work. As soon as I feel the slightest fatigue, I go to drink tea and listen to the mixture in different rooms. Then I listen to the mix on different playback devices of different budgets and sizes, and also let my musician friends listen to the mix. As a result, I bring the mix to the golden mean and inform the customer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Fl Studio 20, Ableton Live 10 Suite, TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Fire-Wire Interface, Genelec 8010, 8040 & SBWFR 7050.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: deadmau5, HI-LO, Oliver Heldens, Tchami, Malaa, DC Breaks, Monrroe, Ray Volpe, Volac, Polaris, music from RAM Records, Liqucity & etc, Calibre, Mystific, Duumu, CRi, Icarus, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomun, Amelie Lens, Black Coffee, Voltage, No Concept, Villem & Leo Wood, Jerome Isma-Ae, Milkwish, Bicep and more. And I shouldn't have asked this question at all :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering, but sometimes I provide shadow production services.