Can you share one music production tip?
jep. create and put a mono track of the drums in the middle of of your mix with distortion - amp or vst plug - on it and kill the information under 100Hz. That makes - in 70% of multi instrumental music - the drums sounding better - even if you use a loop-player and drumtrack samples.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Are you able to send me the tracks tomorrow. Yes!
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
ctraltu - eveything - this is music I had in my mind.
What are you working on at the moment?
practicing a lot... I like the idea of independence
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Analog recording, digital shipping - that´s the way it is.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I love jokes.
What do you like most about your job?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
4 on the floor.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you able to pay? No, BPM and wishes - like silence on the middle part.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you would prefer to play your music with a band - but okay there are not enough jazz cats in town - call me.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Sticks, Water, Heineken beer, Jim Beam and a Sonor Snare.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Over 35 years - no career, it is a lifestyle.
How would you describe your style?
My aim is the music....
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Miles Davis - oh he cannot call me anymore. So - its you - each one with a cool music idea looking forward.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I call it an improvisation on my musical instruments - cause the drum kit has 4 snares, 3 hihats, 2 Toms, 2 Stand Toms, 4 Octabans, 3 Rototoms, 4 Crashes, 4 Chinas, 3 Splashes, double bass drum pedals to produce a lot of noise....and sometimes you do not need it: A snare, one bass drum and brushes - do not drink a long island ice tea every time, if a beer is enough.
What's your typical work process?
Listen, listen, listen. And than: Give it a try - Second chance - and done. Well, And I need the BPMs and I use a click, but not as slave to the rhythm - sometimes ist has to be in flow to make the music breathy.
Tell us about your studio setup.
analog and digital, fully payed. Haha. Akg-Mics, a no-noise mixer, and a DAW with cubase, reason.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Every one. But I like those drummers with a new approach on jazz - The drummers from Tingvall Trio, Gogo penguine, the new guy in the Erik Truffaz Quartett.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Add something with a value - not what a drum machine could do as well. If it should be human and creative - maybe in case of a 4 or 8bar-Loop - write me.