I am a music producer with several years of experience. While I specialize in hip hop and R&B, I am very comfortable writing and creating in many music genres. My musical skill set is a culmination of professional education, private lessons, and self-driven learning.
The services I offer:
-Hip Hop/R&B beats (browse my catalog to find an instrumental that matches your style)
-Custom instrumentals based on your needs
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Interview with Jack Muta
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Hip Hop production
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, DJ Premier, Nujabes, Galimatias
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio with professional recording equipment, several live instruments, midi keyboards, as well as professional studio monitors and headphones.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I approach music with a very open mind. Every song and every project has a slightly different workflow culminating in a high quality and compelling final product.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and quality
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating music that sends a strong mood/vibe to the listener.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop, R&B, and electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Samples do not always have to be used in their original form.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Robert Glasper, because I feel he is an amazing musician with very unique and pleasing chord voicings and a strong ear for creating pleasing melodies.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Alternative hip hop with popular rap/hip hop influences.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing music for over seven years. I've been a drummer and bass guitarist for over a decade. I started out making beats for fun and it has blossomed from a hobby to a career.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Midi keyboard, computer, microphone, headphones, and a power source.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It is better to communicate too much than too little to make sure the final product is as perfect as possible.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are they looking to get out of this? Are there any tracks/artists with a similar sound to what they're seeking? Are there any unique aspects that should be kept in mind for this project? What mood/message are they trying to communicate with this track? What does their ideal final product look/sound like?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A big misconception around music production, specifically in hip hop, is that we take ten minutes to make a beat. A good production takes several hours over several days and weeks to sound good.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Are you able to make it sound good? A: Yes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to exercise my creativity. I get a rush of endorphins creating music that I am happy with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will work hard to deliver everything they're looking for, that I will be very communicative, and that I will never accept a project that is over my head.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital simply because I don't have much analog equipment on hand.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new to SoundBetter and don't know many producers/artists on this platform.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on two personal EPs, a collaborative blues/electronic EP, two other collaborative songs and a number of instrumentals which will be sold to artists.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am extremely proud of a collaborative song I created with my brother in which I produced the instrumental and he wrote the lyrics and performed the song in addition to guitar ad libs. The track was unique, had a great vibe, and sounded extremely professional and polished. It was also rewarding working with my brother on this track.