Producer, drummer, audio engineer and programmer. I work in the box and collaborate well with people. I produce, bands artists and even podcast. I can add a piece into the song, take on the whole thing and or even get my network or Nashville engineers and musicians involved. I work hard and want to get the best possible sounding song or podcast.
I'm easy to work with, super flexibly and am willing to make the product that you want. Drums, beat writing, producing, editing and mixing can be done remotely. I also edit and produce podcasts remotely. Underneath are the most recent projects I have been heavily involved in.
Podcast - Book Club with Julia and Victoria - recently have been there audio editor and producer.
Alternative Rock Band - The Parasocial Club
Drummer, Engineer and co-producer of all of their music
Lofi Hip Hop - cvffeeshcp
Artist, producer and engineer
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Interview with Greg Bruick
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud of The Parasocial Club. We have created high energy music combining influences of rock, hip hop and trap. It is a two person project with us doing all of the recording, programing, mixing and mastering, as well as artwork, photography and live show production.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing music for Parasocial Club and editing the Book Club Podcast
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Kamber Kigin
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it is cheaper and more excusable. It is also easier to get and stay creative if you have access to sounds quickly instead of focusing on routing and making sure it works.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do the best I can on time and we will keep working on it till you like it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love creating and working with people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Was that really programed?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You can make sampling and beat making sound real and more interesting that spending thousands of dollars in a studio for one day of live drum tracking.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What influences are you pulling from? What is your time frame?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let me know what you want it to sound like and a time frame. I am willing to be flexible as long as communication is solid.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, internet, kick, snare, hats. If you have a computer and the internet, you can sample and create songs all day. And as a drummer all you need is a good hat based groove.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing drums and running sound in church. Since moving to Nashville I got a degree in audio. I have worked for live bands and drumming ever since ranging from rock, country and party music. Producing wise I have produced country, blues, pop, hip hop and rock.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Chill and smooth.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artist looking for hip hop or rock influenced drumming. Also singers or rappers looking to write over jazz based beats.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listening for what can be taken away to let the main part of the song to shine more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on chill pop chill hip hop on my own. I also collaborate a lot in rock. But I do drum programing for any style. I have played in several different styles of bands and can always use those influences in whatever music I am working on.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drumming and listing for the melody for sure.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I provide flexibility and the knowledge of a drummer and the ears for a melody. I always listen not to see how we can fill space but if something could be cool there and then always willing to take it out if it is to cluttered.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Starting with the beat and main melodies, whether I am starting from scratch or adding to the song the melody is most important. From there I keep adding and taking things away using a trial and error method. Programing drums I try to think of the style and what it is doing for the song, also in a sense of will a real drummer be playing this. When producing podcast I always start with the edits that the clients want working through the time stamps then I add transitions that I make and sample if need be.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producing and programing - Jdilla, Kanye West, Madlib, El-P, Saba Drumming - Questlove, Dave Grohl, Darren King
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Programing drums, adding production to tracks and editing podcasts