Joakim With Steen @ Red Line Studio Oslo
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Interview with JOWST
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: https://soundcloud.com/clmdmusic/clmd-vs-woodes-the-thaw I was the co-producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: JOWST, CLMD, Sondrey, Dirty Handshakes,
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Haven't checked!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital all the way. Because it sounds better, and its cheaper. AND it takes less space.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make it sound better.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Hi! I want to get a song mixed by you. what do you need? How long does it take? and do i need a master? The instrumental sounds OK, but the vocals is hard to get right.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I dont do it for fun.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: It depends if there is electricity there, but if there was, i would take my laptop, my headset, the charger, my Cubase license and a umbrella.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since i ended my punk rock band in 2007.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Just like everyone else. At the same time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Corey Taylor, Kendrick Lamar and Jon Bon Jovi from the 90's on the same track..
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 1. Vocals: Always let the dubs be in stereo, with an other attitude than the lead. 2. General: Make something that some people thinks is amazing, rather than something that everyone thinks is OK.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM / HipHop / Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and Producing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Typical Craziness
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work hard
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: http://equipboard.com/jowst Cubase, Fab Filter, Waves, Soundtoys, Serum, Kontakt etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Chainsmokers, CLMD, SEEB, The Weekend, Drake, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Jack U, Justin Bieber, DJ Snake, Major Lazer..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do most vocal mixing, mixing in general on EDM, HipHop and Pop, and mastering.