Professional studio music producer with 16 years of experience and Audio Engineering certification from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Experienced multi-genre songwriter, vocalist, multi instrumentalist, beat maker, producer, and remixer.
Professional studio music producer with 16 years of experience and Audio Engineering certification from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.
Experienced multi-genre songwriter, vocalist, multi instrumentalist, beat maker, producer, and remixer.
Expert in Pro Tools, Native Instruments, Maschine, Garageband, Cubase, Acid Pro, Logic, Studio One, and more.
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Interview with Scott Black Productions
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look no further.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, MBox, SM57 Unidyne III microphone, Headphones, Midi controller.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 16 years, worked for and built many major studios around D.C. and Virginia.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Trent Reznor, he is an idol and inspired me to push my creativity when I was younger.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always take multiple takes for vocals and keep them, they can later be used to replace a word or phrase that may be off in the lead vocal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-hop, Rap, Indie rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal and song editing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Modern and futuristic vision and creativity.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: All major DAW's, Multiple Pro Tools interfaces, extensive line of microphones, instruments, and software instruments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, Nine Inch Nails, Phantogram, Incubus, Diplo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production of electronic influenced music (Rap, pop, Indie, Rock), Creative editing of rap vocals. hip-hop production, mixing and mastering.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An indie artist needed original production for their songs from the ground-up. I assisted in instrumental production, songwriting, recording, mixing, mastering, and presentation of the final product. I contributed to all stages of production.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Indi Rap album, Indie Rock album, Indie Christian artist's albums, instrumental and beat production, podcasts, commercial production, mixing and mastering various projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for ease of use, flexibility, and the average listener can't tell the difference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I have never had an unsatisfied client, and intend to meet your expectations as well.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I do what I love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you add sound fx? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there is an edit or effect that can't be achieved.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a Pro Tools session?