I am a passionate recording artist, engineer, producer & song writer who has been dedicating my years to elevating the culture of music, sound, production & versatility of hip hop, latin rap/trap & afro beat being of Puerto Rican/ Nigerian Descent.
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Interview with HipxGawd
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A Project I am proud is my records Amor'O & I'm be okay out now Streaming on platforms world wide it is now on 9 playlist and has been solidifying my name as a writer, artist, audio engineer, & Producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An Hip Hop EP, An Afrobeat EP and Selling and promoting my beats on Beatstars and social media.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new so not yet but sure i will soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because analog is the pure form of clean sound processing & also digital because it allows you to have "analog" equipment in visual form without taking up space and running up the electricity bill. LOL!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I make no promises. I simply tell I will use my experience of audio engineering and production to get the most clearest and industry sounding product I can get done for them.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do what I love while facing new challenges and completing them above client expectations and even of my own.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My Pricing, my turnaround time & process.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: From appearance that I am one dimensional. maybe?..
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what is there vision for there creative product.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: One advice I would give an customer is to ask as much questions as necessary & also to give as much meticulous detail as possible to have the best outcome for there production to be as industry polished as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac, My interface, my mic, kaotica eye ball & and litmitless amount of power source.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been pursing and working this career on and off for about 22 years in total. so since 11 years old and I am now 33 years of age.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Extremely versatile being tri-lingual and of two different cultures being Puerto Rican & Nigerian. and my years of interest in genre's such UK grime, Afro beat, salsa & batchata for example
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: THE ENTIRE INDUSTY. Soley because working with any and everyone of these successful artist allows me to pusht the bounds of my creativity and I can learn something from everyone involved in the process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: less is more allowing for breathing room on your track and too much effects will display your raw creativity on a industry level.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do hip hop, rap, r&b, soul, boom bap, trap, afro beat, afro drill, drill, latin trap, latin R&B, & Reggaeton
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing, recording, mixing, mastering & arrangement of song structure.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A Level of creativity & veteran experience in not sounding like anyone else in the industy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I begin every session with meditation. I then follow up with production on a beat. after that I then finish the beat to my preference mix, master it then bounce for recording. I then open up my Pro tools and begin to set my recording template. I continue by import what I need and begin to write my song from beginning to end. once i feel it's done, I then begin to record and proceed as follows. I mix, master then import it for playback an quality assurance. and in conclusion I then create the song cover art and upload it for release and distrubiton. y ya se termino. (and Now its fully done.)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio Set up as follows: AKG perception 420 Microphone Focusrite 2I2 audio interface M audio bx3 graphite studio monitors 2013 Mac book pro i5 core processor with a 1tb SSD & 10 gb of ram. Akai Professional MPK mini black on black limited edition midi keyboard. Kaotica eyeball sound proofer. I run Protools as my Recording, mixing & mastering DAW. I run FL Studio 20 64 bit as my Production DAW. And last but not least love, passion & dedication.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: On the engineering aspect it would be Top Dawg Ent Engineer MixbyAli on the production side it would be: theMIND from chicago, Russ, Vdon, & Timbaland.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I recorded, mix, master, & produce records for clients.