Hello, my name is Minjae Kim, a guitarist, composer, and producer. I am majoring in Contemporary Writing and Production in Berklee College of Music and minoring in Recording and Production for Musicians minor.
Even though I'm still in college, I have professional experience in music industry. I'm pretty new to freelance business, but I'll provide the best service I can.
I can write OST, BGM, and trailer music for video game and film. I'm in some projects currently, and I have no problem with adding new.
Record electric guitar. I have played guitar for more than 10 years.
I can mix songs. I have done mixing for others for 2 years, more than 150 GB of projects. I have another 150GB of practices.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Minjae Kim
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of my first single "Will" because even it failed, it's still my first release. I was composer, arranger, guitar player, bass player, producer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, and music video producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Video game musics.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have nobody I know here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital composition and ideally analog processing, but I can't achieve it so I do digital emulation of analogs.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll satisfy you in a short time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can earn while I'm doing what I want to.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "This early?" and by answer is "Yes."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can make anything from single word.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the reference track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you want epic and cinematic music in short time, I'm the person you are looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, hard drive, iLok, audio interface, and headphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a producer in Korean entertainment company for 5 months, but after I get back to college, I started to write for video games and films.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Epic and cinematic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dream Theater. They are my idol.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have a reference track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As I mentioned above, heavy metal, orchestral, and mixture of both.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Fast work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For the best, I prefer to put epic feeling if needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start from single idea, start from DAW. As I keep write, I also mix the sound to achieve my vision while writing. When I'm done for the first version, I send the mp3 to client and if confirmed, I send the WAV file. Few revisions are available.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is inside my laptop, and my hard drive except my guitar. I have lots of plugins, and fair amount of virtual instruments for my music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dream Theater.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write basically every style of music clients want me to do, but my strength is more on heavy metal, orchestral, and mixture of both.