Hey there, I do creative sound design, sparkling percussions, funky synth lines and groovy bass lines.
I play Piano since 2000, Drums since 2003, Guitar since 2005 and I produce in Ableton Live since 2009.
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Interview with Ben Haviour
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My current work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Radio Feature about a reindeer hunt.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital: because it's more profitable (looking at the spectrum). You can always re-amp later...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get sounds no one heard before.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I'll fix their arrangement when I do editing jobs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you want it my way?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you can pay me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Paper, Typewriter, Cigarettes, Rum, Sunglasses
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied Media Art & Design and Electroacoustic Music & Sound Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar (Prof. Robin Minard, Ludger Hennig).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Choppy but funky and refreshing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would be funny to work with Tom Waits. He was my idol for many years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do variations, our ears are not used to hear the same sound over and over again.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Techno, House, Pop, Singer-Songwriter.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Editing, Quantizing, Sound Design
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An exceptional sound design.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get the tracks, edit them, listen to them... edit again... finalize them.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A Laptop and a pair of headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dominik Eulberg, Max Cooper, Tom Waits
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I enhance the quality of percussion sounds with field-recordings or I edit the groove.