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.
- Macbook Pro
- Korg Volca Keys
- Korg Microkorg
- Beyerdynamic DT 770Pro
- M-Audio ProFire610
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Interview with Ben Haviour
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My current work.
What are you working on at the moment?
Radio Feature about a reindeer hunt.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital: because it's more profitable (looking at the spectrum). You can always re-amp later...
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You'll get sounds no one heard before.
What do you like most about your job?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think I'll fix their arrangement when I do editing jobs.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you want it my way?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure you can pay me.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Paper, Typewriter, Cigarettes, Rum, Sunglasses
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I studied Media Art & Design and Electroacoustic Music & Sound Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar (Prof. Robin Minard, Ludger Hennig).
How would you describe your style?
Choppy but funky and refreshing.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would be funny to work with Tom Waits. He was my idol for many years.
Can you share one music production tip?
Do variations, our ears are not used to hear the same sound over and over again.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Techno, House, Pop, Singer-Songwriter.
What's your strongest skill?
Editing, Quantizing, Sound Design
What do you bring to a song?
An exceptional sound design.
What's your typical work process?
Get the tracks, edit them, listen to them... edit again... finalize them.
Tell us about your studio setup.
A Laptop and a pair of headphones.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dominik Eulberg, Max Cooper, Tom Waits
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Usually I enhance the quality of percussion sounds with field-recordings or I edit the groove.