I'm a songwriter who's influences are mostly pop rock mixed with raw garage aesthetics. I have a good head on my shoulders to become something great in this industry and compose awesome tracks!
I'm a starting music producer as well as an instrumentalist specializing in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals. I started out as a student studying music education attending Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas grasping the knowledge of ear training and music theory as well as performance showmanship. Throughout the years after, I was determined to compose my own music to which I have and now played many shows and bands in my life. One thing always remains is that I keep going back into my room recording music and build my skills in songwriting and studio recoding. I take my work seriously and always try my best in every single project I do. I definitely enjoy what I do and will strive to the top and get my name out there for recognition.
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Interview with Frank Stepps
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I used to be perform in a band called Jetwad, I was drums and I couldn't say how proud I was recording our first EP ever which got respect in the local scene. People loved to hear us play. I genuinely do miss those times.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently playing bass for a local band where I reside, learning their music and getting ready to perform in gigs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I do not.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, analog mostly in the case of pedals. They're simpler to use than getting a plugin and brings true sound. Digital only because DAWs are amazing and everyone can understand it, its so practical.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do with all my power to get the job done.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being expressive and not worry about coming in for a shift or wear a uniform. Life cannot be behind a cash register the whole time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: At the moment I don't have that information.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I do this for fun all because my studio is my room.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just be nice and clear with what you want, no beating around the bush. If conversations become meaningful then build a connection!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, a radio with signal for contact, notebook with a pen, an umbrella, and a chair. Might as well get comfortable and make some tunes while they're trying to find me.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I want to be a professional artist and make my mark in this world as an important figure in rock music. My mind has been set in stone with this idea since I first recorded my album
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Garage Rock with some Powerpop dashed in the mix
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Strokes for sure, all time favorite band to ever exist! I've been a fan ever since I discovered them back in high school.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Adapt to your environment and sometimes less is more. Meaning a track doesn't have to be extremely filled with plugins to sound good or well produced, unless its quite necessary. Trust your ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock mostly, I've dabbled on some trap but just once.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing and recording the instruments. It's the best part!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Flavor, something that's easily recognizable in terms of style. I don't like sounding typical.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I sit down and start with guitars usually. I open a new file and get my tones setup for what the song is going to be about, play with them until it's adjusted to the right sound I'm looking for, practice what I need to practice, and from there I hit record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Setup just consists of Mac Mini and a Tascam model 24 mixer as my interface and using logic pro as my DAW. the rest are just guitars and cables.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Strokes inspire everything in me if I'm being honest. From the start of their lo-fi sound to now their grammy winning album. Constantly changing their style in recording and playing while still being able to be recognized as a "Strokes tune".
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As far as I've done, I've recorded artists and helped compose melodies/riffs.