I made my first recordings in age of 7. But since these times, I have experiences. Unfortunatelly I don't have that cassette.
Every dB does matter.
It is very simple credo, which motivates me to respect the client's listeners way of listening music.
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Interview with Zazy
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Daniel Landa - Zito (2015). Recording, mixing, mastering. I heard his music as a child. And his style we call Rock chanson. That's not typical rock mix. It's rock but based on vocal and lyrics.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Imodium - Element.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dominik Pecka.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Left of Right? It depends on your destination.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The first version of mix I give you is the one, which I would like to listen.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Difference between very first rough input and masteted output wav.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I find the way how to do it :-)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is purpose of your track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Read desctriptions on tracks. You can find there the name of sound engineer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac, Adam monitors, mic, sound card, device for making electricity
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since childhood. I was realized my first recordings with tape deck, Casio keyboard and microphone (8 years old). Later I had a first 8 channel mix (12). Than first PC and Cubasis VST (15) and Recenty Pro Tools (20 and later).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Intuitive and rational 50/50. Listener vs. musician perspecrive.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Foo Fighters. I want to know the process. Their recordings can be played on low volume and high volume and still sound great.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do something interesting before the listener starts watch his mobile phone.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Punk, Folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Very good knowledges of PT. So can just focus on a song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm a kid of 90's in middle Europe. So childhood was affected by many genres and technological progress. I started with analog, but recently I use analog experience in digital world. I bring this listeners perspective.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on many factors, such as genre, number of tracks, instruments. Very useful could be some kind of rough mix from client, where I can recognize, what is the most important in song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Adam S2A, Pro Tools HD on Mac. Quick and effective work.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Foo Fighters, David Koller, Audioslave, Linkin Park, Norah Jones, Michael Jackson.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Editing: Time alignment of drums, vocals etc. Pitch correction. Basic arrangement corrections (after discussion with client). Mixing: trying to feel the vibe of track and offer the type of sound (loud, subtle, roomy, bright, dark etc.) Mastering: Loud or natural? In general. Every dB does matter.