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IF ITS A VIBE, ITS A HIT!!
I'M OFFERING MY IDEAS,EARS & SKILLS TO YOUR MUSIC.
I SPECIALIZE IN PROTOOLS, & FL STUDIO
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Interview with BANKS CINATRA
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on my own project "STICCS AND BLACC ROSES" I was happy that i dropped that project because i really put my all to it. Trying to get artist together for a verse was actually a struggle. They has their own reality they had to deal with which was acceptable, so i just rocked out and waited for the right time from everyone. I was the producer and engineer. I took my time at night going thru my songs listening hard to see which one will go or not, but thats not me to judge. The project came out successful. I received good reviews for playlists and people. All love.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment i am currently working on singles and projects. Making and perfecting my beats everyday.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: The person who i saw and met on this website was Big Duke, He produces for THE GAME and many more!! And yes, I would recommend my clients this website especially to leave to good reviews for me. <3
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer both. Analog is basically hand on physically. Touching the boards is what i'm use to. There is where you could make sure your levels, or eq's are right. Digital is cool with me too, even though it's controlled by a mouse. Just in case analog doesn't function correcting, you got to work with the session digitally. I strongly believe as a person who deals with a job like this , should be able to perform with both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is to make sure i always stay consistent and persistent. Love you guys <3
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like about my job is that i could really go places with music. I love producing for artist who love my productions or creativity. I love dealing with artist who make great music. It encourages me to work with you more and more.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I was never that engineer to show face and spread the word about what i do. I was always a private person. People would have to find me or get recommendations. I find that a slow process for me. Thank god for this website, it actually brought me out my comfort zone. My new customers commonly ask me if i know how to mix and masters. Some times i have to break down the process of mix and mastering to them, because they think its the same thing, which is not.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what i do is what i've witness is some artists expect me to know what they want and thats not always the case. Sometimes i might go overboard with the song and the artist might not rock with it. Its always important for me to know what they are working with before we start the session.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The questions i ask my clients are like, What are you working with ?, How do you want your song to sound like ? Are you okay at accepting criticism ? Some Artists love all honestly so they could correct the error.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice for a customer will be when your reaching out to me, get to know who i am. Lets exchange words that will make us comfortable to work together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My 5 pieces of gear would be, 1. Laptop 2. Interface 3. Headphones 4. Speakers and 5. Microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was not easy at all. I've been producing for a good 12+ years. Starting learning how to use protools, learning how to record myself before i sit at the table with anyone else. Began to intern at studios in my area which was a major blessing. Bonding and learning from different producers,engineers had me understanding that i was and still am a student to it. Everyday is a learning process, you never know what you will come across.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very laid back, cool and collected. I just like to listen whats going on before i start speaking.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't a specific artist to name, but i would like to work with everyone thats open to work along with me. I feel like as a producer you should be able to have your hands in multiple genres.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One music Production tip i would like to share is learn how to perfect your craft. On this journey i learned you can do a lot with production. Thinking out the box is what other need to keep in mind.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Recently I've been working on Trap, Hip-Hop music. This genre is what people like me listen to in today's generation. I'm willing to work outside of the Trap Hip-Hop genre. I've been paying attention to International music, learning how to perfect the format of an Afrobeats.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is producing. Producing is a skill that comes from within. Making melodies, playing instruments, knowing how to make beat patterns. These are strong skills that comes from within, and learning from mistakes time to time.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a lot of potential to bring to a song. The first thing i always like to do is to revision the song as many time before i start the mixing process. Some songs might bring a different feeling or vibe, just have to listen. One thing i like to do is when someone is having trouble with there process, i like to pitch in to make it alive. I like to always keep it 100% with the artist and the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I'm in the zone I'm in my zone, I never know whats going to come out once i get my hands on and ideas out. Sounds crazy but true. When I'm making beats, i go with the flow any melody or sound i've been thinking on i lay it down as soon as possible. When i'm behind the boards, I really like to get to know who i am working with, understanding their sound and work ethic. Little things like that are important to me. I like for my clients to get in their comfort zone with me so there's an understand between us, and thats how my relationships stay strong with my clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup, comes with Yamahas and KrKs, Apollo Twin, Protools and FL studio. This is my everyday setup when it time to get to work at home. I'm also advanced with working with other gears in other studios.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To be honest with all Kanye West was and still is my biggest inspiration today. In my early 20's i loved watching Kanye drop creativity with music back to back. Everything was a hit and vibe. I related to him every step of way. He opened my mind to the word FULL POTENTIAL, even though it thats time.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Since i've been dealing with music, I've building myself as an composer and an engineer. Engineering became one of my strengths. Recording different artists, producing different genres for artist have been on my plate a lot. I love to engineer artists who understand the concept of make music, whether people relate or not. My clients love what i do as well when it comes to mixing. Having ears to the music is very important me. Its important for me to think out the box when i'm mixing songs.