Reggae/Soul fusion artist out of Florida. .
REGGAE FUSION AT ITS FINEST
North Florida - based performing artist, producer, mix engineer, and herbalist Mic Mirad has a way of doing it all without doing too much. With early introductions to reggae artist like Buju and soul singers like Erykah, a rugged cutting edge sound was bound to prevail. In a world of fine tuned veterans and auto tuned beginners Mirad sticks out and shines through like a pinky ring. #Boutique
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Interview with Mic Mirad
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of ‘Reggae Music Vol 1x’ because it opened the door for me to be able to work with some reggae greats like Jr. Saw and Natural Black
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on ‘Reggae Musick Vol 2’ a collection of Dancehall music inspired by the 90s and 2000s.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rashad Walker, we run a label (Boutique Musick) together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Nothing does ‘warm’ like analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to always give my best efforts and expertise.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Literally creating energy.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: “Can you......” - Yes I can, anything is possible in music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I use a bunch of samples (splice). I play the vast majority of music you hear. If I did not play it, it is a sample from a previous work I have done (sample quality productions)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What color is the music? How do you want the production to make you feel?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don’t let the word “reggae” scare you away. I can take on many forms of production and even add Caribbean “twist”
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Lap top, interface, 88 key, bass guitar, and my mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is art administration through musical publishing. I’ve been active for 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: HipHopReggaeSoul Fusion
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stephen Marley because he has mastered the art of traditional and modern reggae production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, trust your first thoughts.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually create Reggae, Dancehall, and Hip Hop music for myself and others.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is identifying and executing a specific sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring open air and focus to a production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: With production, once the style of music is identified, I first knock out the main melody. The. I begin structuring drums and track layout. Once drums are solid I go back and add instrumentation to complete the desired “sound”.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My brain is Reason Studios and has been for the last 8 years. I’m running the antelop audio discrete 4 interface with real time virtual analog set up. Instruments: 5 string Electric bass, 88 key M-Audio midi, hand drums and flutes. Monitors: 2 8 in Rockville monitors and 10 in sub. Very Efficient analog based set up 🙏🏽.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stephen Marley is single hand idly my most inspirational musician.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do complete production work, (produce and mix part of or a whole project)