Fantastic Melodies, and Song Ideas
Hi, I am a small producer based out of New England, working on developing a style and professional expertise. I have been working with music for around 8 years now and have been producing electronic music for around a year now. I play mainly keyboard, however I have a deep understanding of the mechanics and qualities of other instruments. I use a DAW called LMMS, and really enjoy working and growing with it as it develops. I mainly work with samples, and digital synths, and I push to use the highest quality plugins available for a given budget. I understand the fundamental principals of many common effects like compression, and EQ's and seek to innovate and grow with every track I make. I can compose for many different genres, and can write themes, melodies, and some select accompaniments.
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Interview with Dark Rover
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: All of the track I have made (by myself), I've made by myself. So I guess I've done my best on each step. As with many other artists, I am probably most excited about my newest project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a number of personal tracks right now, and working with a friend on a video.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I personally think digital give you a greater degree of freedom, however I like the tone of analog more :p
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to work with you, not against you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being creative and meeting new people with a similar interests.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It is all loops and samples. For me and many good producers writing music is much more than working with presets and factory loops.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you need, and is there any specific references you would like to share? I also like to ask why type of mood, genre, and topic you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would bring a computer, keyboard, a solar charger, my headphones, and some HUGE batteries.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I am looking for creative artists who are on a similar journey of growth and development. I think sticking to what is "safe" leads to burnout, and laziness.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When picking/making sounds make sure each sound has a purpose and sits well in the mix. If it is excessive try to EQ it, pick something else, or remove it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually make EDM, house, DnB and some cinematic stuff.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My melodies are strong and catchy and they sit well in a track. I also try to add a variety of melodic and rhythmic elements to make a track unique.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start with a drop or verse melody, and build up the rest of the track around it. I may also pick sound I want to use or incorporate.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It is quite minimal. I have a pair of PXC 550's I use for most of my sound work, and I monitor my audio levels with SPAN.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by artists like Approaching Nirvana, and TheFatRat, however I try to create my own style of melodic focused music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly write melodies, and do arranging