Mix&Master, Marketing Consult
Hello, my name is Haycan and I do DJ'ing, Music Production (ghost sometimes), Mastering, Marketing/Management Consulting and Design. I also own Destinesia Records, to know more: www.facebook.com/HaycanOfficial www.facebook.com/DestinesiaRecords Twitter: @Haycan | @DestinesiaMusic Instagram: @HaycanOfficial | @DestinesiaRecords
Haycan is about self-discovering. When I was younger, music wasn’t in my horizons… Then I start watching the effect that music had in people, in different cultures, in different times and contexts, I discovered a new world to explore. I went out to clubs, garage parties, raves, theathers, festivals, village parties, I consumed music as an addicted, without limitations on genres.
Though, I've been influenced by House Music, but it was missing something! Don’t get me wrong, I love House, but music is more than one single style.
I created HAYCAN to discover myself in music! When producing, I just let go, without thinking about genres or how it will be the final result... All I'm searching is quality and to identify myself with sound.... I'm a sound addicted!
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Interview with Haycan
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Haycan and Destinesia Records.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Haycan and Destinesia Records.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Me? just kidding, I believe that there are a lot of amazing professionals here, that can help you with your needs.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital... It's all over, the algorithms developed are able to emule with 99% precision most of analogue gear and 90% of producers don't have ear training to notice the difference between analog and digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best to deliver you the best results.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music, learn new things.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Explore the links I provide about my projects to know more about my work, then just contact me and expose your needs, then I tell you if I can be your man.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop equiped with a good soundcard, Headphones, Super Modem to get internet connection, Fridge and Microwave.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm DJ'ing since 1998 and producing since 2005.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm focused and like to go straight to the point. Direct, honest and frontal... I don't have problems to decline job offers if they don't fit the minimum quality standards for me to work (some producers don't understand when I'm tell them their mix have a lot of noise due to red line high volumes and saturation due to overcompression or notes out of key)...
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Eric Prydz and Armin Van Buuren. The commitment and passion for what they do, the vision they have to their projects are inspirational to me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Preserve your dinamics... don't try to overcompress or push volumes up in order to achieve "high volumes". Preserve your dinamic range so the master engineer can work your track to achieve the best results.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Progressive House, Trance, House, Techno, Tech House, Minimal, Deep House.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have more than 10 years in music production and almost 20 in music industry as a DJ. I also have a degree on Marketing and work the music thinking strategically the goals and the segments the artist are into.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It depends always on customers ideas and goals. I work with reference tracks that inspire the client, in order to achieve what it is requested.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have a 7 step process: 1º Receive proposal; 2º Pricing; 3º Agreement; 4º Exchange all material needed; 5º Work; 6º Payment; 7º Deliver;
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a small home studio, working digitally in Ableton, and quality plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Eric Prydz, Armin Van Buuren, Kygo, Porter Robinson, David Pensado, Bobby Owsinski.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: This is my services: - DJ Sessions; - Mixing & Mastering; - Ghost Production; - Marketing/Management Consulting; - Marketing Plan;