Chris Phaze, aka De Kibo, is a music producer and composer focused on modern pop, cinematic, and dance production.
I write music for media such as TV commercials, trailers, music libraries, and video makers.
My recent credits are movie trailers "REV" and "Seize", the official trailer for "Neil deGrasse Tyson Masterclass", and the official trailer for the documentary Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story.
I'm always looking to extend his production, consistently searching for new sonic interests, and he's constantly inspired to reinvent his approach to music and sound production.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Chris Phaze
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Fantastic working with Chris. Great material and direction.
Can't wait to work on more together!
Taught me a lot about Logic in our session. Highly recommended.
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Great team effort and communication! Loved working on this project. 5 stars
Great producer with always great ideas ! Makes every song sound as good as it is possible, so if you need somebody to create a great beat or the instrumental for your new hit, you will be more than satisfied with the result ! He is also a very good mixing and mastering engineer. He mixed and mastered most of my songs and they sound really amazing on every type of speakers.
Interview with Chris Phaze
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on the track "Feel The Music" it was a collaboration of me and Max Vangeli for NoFace(Armada Music). I did a lot of production on this track from the main idea to sound design. Really proud of this work.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Joey Diggs Jr is really a professional vocalist, I've been worked with him on one of my tracks.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It's better to combine
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A job will be done according to all customers wishes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the moment when after hours and hours, sometimes even days an idea comes and I create something. It's like a miracle.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take? I'll send you the first demo in 3-5 days.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That software does everything
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the customer goal? What is the deadline? What music do you like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Stay open minded.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started to make music when I was 16 years old. I played guitar in different rock bands and started to make records at home. I've been making music more than 12 years by this time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop music with EDM elements.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Calvin Harris, really interesting his work process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's easy to find a right balance between instruments if you use groups. I always use 5-6 groups in my projects like drums, bass, synths, fx, vocal, etc. Besides, it's a great way to avoid overload on the master channel.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Any song that I work on I try to bring some catchy elements like special sound or melody.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I discuss all wishes and details with a customer, then make the first demo and send it for approval. After customer approves it, I finish my work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Focal monitors, Sennheiser HD 650, RME Fireface, Logic X, MacBook Pro, Guitar - Epiphone Les Paul
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, keyboard, headphones, guitar, mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Calvin Harris, Galantis, Dyro
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing a melody, production
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, EDM, music for ad
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production tracks (harmony, writing a melody, arrangement).