Kai Aspen

Producer and Audio Deity

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Certified by Yale and Berklee School of Music; I'll enhance your track past the industry standard.

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Interview with Kai Aspen

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: An abundance of live sessions as well as producing withing the anti-pop alt-rock scene.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital, I love the absolutism of digital manipulation.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will work tirelessly to make your song meet and exceed the industry standard.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I love reaching a customer's goals with their art and enabling them in a way they didn't reach before.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Are you able to make me sound like [insert artist]? The answer is almost always yes; I strongly enjoy studying art and replicating sounds.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: As much as it is a science, production is also an art. While there are general ground rules to meet the industry standard, you are never bound to a single output.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What sound inspires you? what do you want your listeners to picture visually?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Always pivot to creative drive over all else. A producer who shares your vision is invaluable.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My Godin A6 Ultra, Ibanez EHB, laptop, 4x4 input, and Rhode mic.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been in this scene for the better part of a decade. I started as a lighting engineer and gradually moved to live sound before integrating into the studio world.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Percussively driven and incredibly attention oriented. I put detail in every minuscule effect or sound.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: I'd love to work with Maurada, Cavetown, Brakence. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: I love doing manual volume automations over sidechaining for the easy detailing.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Primarily trap and hyperpop, as well as pop and alt music.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Fine tuning parameters

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring professionalism and years of industry experience, as well as passion and attention to detail.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I spend a short time conceptualizing, followed by percussion organization and tonal arrangement, then effects processing.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I run a hyper-efficient setup oriented around a general audio mic and a tracking hub, followed by an effect-centric processing model.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: I'm very inspired by the electronic pioneers of the 80s and 90s.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Drum Programming and Audio Manipulation

Terms Of Service

Session work and Mastering are usually completed in 24 hrs
Production, Beatmaking, and Mixing are usually complete within 3 days
The first 2 revisions are free, any afterwards incur a fee

GenresSounds Like
  • Ariana Grande
  • brakence
  • blackbear
Gear Highlights
  • Ibanez Talman Bass (modified)
  • Legator Ghost 8
  • Orangewood Oliver Jr
  • AT2020
  • Launchpad MKII
  • Ibanez EHB
  • Strandberg Classic 8
  • Godin A6 Ultra
  • Baby Taylor
  • Rhode NTL1A
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