Tall Genius has over 20 years in the music industry and has worked with the likes of Designer, Kevin Little, Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, Thutmose and many other gold and platinum selling artist.
Tall Genius is a music producer, sound engineer and Song Writer with massive experience under his belt. He is versatile and proficient with many music creation softwares and he knows a thing or two about making great beats for hip-hop and R&B, among other genres. Tall Genius has over 20 years in the music industry and has worked with the likes of Designer, Kevin Little, Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, Thutmose and many other gold and platinum selling artist.
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Interview with Tall Genius
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Currently working on "that" project. My role is Executive Producer and Music Producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently completing a album with an Artist from New York. Working on more beat tapes and working with various artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital because its make the process much quicker.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The promise I make to them is that, We will exceed expectations if we believe we can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love what I do. its not work when you enjoy it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like _______ or Can you make me something like this ________ I usually encourage them to perfect or work on their own sound.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that it comes with a lavish lifestyle and its easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How long have you been creating music? whats your goals?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: have a conversation with the person you are looking to hire to ensure you guys are on the same page.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, midi keyboard, headphones, hard drive, lava lamp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been creating music for 20 years, I got into music at 8 years old as a rapper. Performing at school plays and talent shows up until age 12. At 12, I joined my school band. I played the tenor sax and tenor steel pan. At age 16, I was introduced to Djing from a classmate, I went on to DJ at my parents holiday parties and house parties around the neighborhood. Age 19 I got into Music Production and I've been doing that ever since.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West - im just curious to see his recording process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When mixing, turn your volume down and mix in mono
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, R&B, Tropical
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Songwriting skills and Song Production expertise.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Melody then drums Sample Chop then Drums
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac mini Akai Mpd 226 Alesis Q49 KRK Studio Monitors Numark USB Turn Table Beyerdynamic DT 770 Headphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 9th Wonder Jay-Z Dr. Dre Master P
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do everything from, Recording Vocals Mixing Vocals Vocal coaching Song Writing Beat making and Producing