Published Electronic producer/collaborator - chill out, EDM, indie and pop. 10 years experience on Logic Pro. Prior to that 15 years as a live keyboard player and programmer. I produce beats, hooks and full arrangements. Some of my full track collaborations have included Fat Boy Slim singer Pete York and award winning songwriter Elle Ray.
I guess I fit somewhere between dance, indie, chillout, hip hop, rock and groove but I don't have one strong influence. I have extensive experience as a live keyboard player and programmer but also have a good understanding of acoustic and live instruments and try to integrate them into my tracks when possible through collaborations or via samples. My home studio is well equipped with the latest software and plug ins - Logic and Auto tune. I have some basic live recording hardware if required but choose to use fully equipped studios when possible for vocal recording. I have 2 mastering engineers that use regularly. Smoothtone (http://www.smoothtonemastering.com/) in Sydney and Chris Graham - US. I'm easy to work with and passionate about what I do. I don't like mediocre and strive for excellence and originality with all of my projects.
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Interview with Stufly
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production and arrangement. Organizing of mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kygo, Massive Attack, Rudimental
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Well equipped home setup with the latest software and hardware
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Start with a riff or beat and go from there. Hone, step back, hone and release.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Eclectic, pulling ideas from different eras.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One focal instrument in each frequency range at a time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Becky Hill. Passion, emotion and vocal chops.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rich and multi layered.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beats and bass lines, keyboard lines
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked in bands in my 20's full time. I started production in my 30's with an ex girlfriend singer and now in my 40's I work with international singer songwriters with a publishing deal with Rocking Horse Road.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Laptop,a keyboard, logic pro, headphones and a modem.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ingredients make the best cake. Don't skimp on recording facilities or equipment.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Have you done collabs before. Do you have access to pro gear and resources. What you want out of the project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating something original. Expression.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The best of me.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital with analog mastering. Digital is easy and editable. Analog creates a warmth in mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A collab with Italian Duo Elle Deva.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked with Fat Boy Slim singer Pete York on a collab. I'm proud that it got pitched for a TV show and that is is the hero track for my mastering engineer's website.