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  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm happy with the work I've done will date with Deepak Rathore. They are probably the best arrangements I've made till date.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm currently working with Deepak Rathore, a singer songwriter from Himachal who has about 7 songs which I'm arranging for him.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I heard about SoundBetter through Graham Cochrane in one of his interviews. I am fairly new to this community but can't wait to be an active part of it.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I use tube guitar/bass amps, record live drums. But I also use plugins and samples at the same time. It hardly matters what you use till it gets your job done.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: It will sound good after mixing or mastering.

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Lend me your vision and I believe we can make something big.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: 1. Mac with my choice of DAW and Plugins 2. A sound card 3. Studio Monitors/ Headphones 4. Bass Guitar 5. Electric Guitar

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I've always known that music is what I have to do for my life. Working with various artists and learning from mentors, I have developed a taste of what sound I like. It's been almost 5 years since I've been doing this.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: I play tight parts with little to no swing. Music that moves like the Vocal melody is mostly what I go for.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: I would like to work with Gavin Harrison for his unique approach to drum parts and sound design.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I use Logic Pro X for my DAW, RME FireFace 800 with Neumann KH120 pair calibrated with Sonarworks Reference 4. I use various 3rd party plugins from Slate Digital, Waves, Toontrack, Native Instruments, Spitfire and others. I have various analog and digital pedals for my guitar and bass tones. I have a few guitars and basses from Ibanez, Sire Marcus Miller, Paul Reed Smith, Merida, Taylor etc. I also have a collection of microphones from Neumann, Shure, Audix, Sennheiser, AKG etc.

  23. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  24. A: Linkin Park, Daughtry, Muse, Karnivool and Amit Trivedi are a few artists that inspire me.

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: I provide complete song arrangements to song writers. I also play guitar/bass sessions for producers and provide them with programmed drums.

  27. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  28. A: I won't hold back on any ideas. I'll always be transparent with you about everything. It can be the arrangement, the melody, a guitar part, a drum roll may be.

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: My job is what I've always wanted to do. A new track makes me exited. Delivering the final file and receiving the client's approval is what makes me happy.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: Apart from the budget, people ask me will I be giving creative inputs to the tracks. My answer to this is YES!! I know what your track means to you and it should sound and feel as good as possible. Also they ask me that what makes a track click. I say a good chorus, an attractive melody and a balanced arrangement and mix helps you go a long way.

  33. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  34. A: What do you expect from your tracks? Discuss it with me. Tell me about your inspirations for the song. Also let's share some music so that I get a better understanding of your taste of music.

  35. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  36. A: A strongs arrangement, structure and beautiful parts are what makes it big.

  37. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  38. A: I work on Rock/ Pop music.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: My work is dominated by strong open guitar and drum parts.

  41. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  42. A: A sense of movement through dynamic parts that connect to feel like a smooth journey.

  43. Q: What's your typical work process?

  44. A: In case of arrangement work, I expect a vocal track over acoustic guitar for reference to work on. For instrument sessions, I require the backing tracks.

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  • Linkin Park
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Daughtry