I am an instrumentalist, mix engineer, tracking engineer, producer, composer, mastering engineer and beat selector, I enjoy collaboration because I believe it pushes me to perform better than soloist work and surpassing my limits is my intention through collaboration, Kanye West, Tyler the Creator, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Val Halen, Pet Shop boys
I like to do it all myself,
I am recently within the last 5 years been through a minor in theory and from that experience I have only applied about 6 months of the 2 years so I need to translate my harmonic/tonal and stereo ideas out.
I am new to mastering but I have the IEM plugin suite with Fab Filter mixing suite so I try to keep the sound organic full and very punchy. Id love to vocalize but I have not been blessed with the voice so I enjoy folders of vocal samples that I can create entire songs out of.
Depending who is in the room it creates a completely different atmosphere because its something malleable that can convey very specific emotions. I am inspired by the work of Rick Rubin because every single thing he brought forward was my fave thing of that Era and I didn't know who he was. I want to strive for that because I know tons of talented individuals and I want a platform for them to stand off.
-I am originally a comp sci major so I am looking to develop a script to allow the radio to be ran remotely or without meaningful cost so I can play all my fave songs ive made and have a podcast/radio atmosphere,
What that means on here is paid organic and truly genuine promotion based off getting your song played, looking to replace the relic of MTV and the grammys
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Interview with spookTheGREAT
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I would say my proudest collaboration was MERCY, with JAST, big$ and yacthy, because I only played 1 instrument and its the second verse bass, but I loved the energy and everyone in the room colored the painting with ideas and moving forward completely changed how I work on music, Huge shout out them they the big homies
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: EP is out AURA, 01/07/2022, I have 2 albums for next year in the vocal/mixing, I am working to develop a brand and radio station to provide promo and organic exposure of music I think yall need to know about. I am also looking into inquiring DMCA and the pricing of proper by the books, This is on twitch so its dominated by MonsterCat but doesn't have the equivalent for R&B drill, mixing interviews and just an old head idea of a radio station.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yathzen, JAST and other people that I affiliate with, Especially the collective I am growing perspectiveMusicGroup, we are just link minding individuals that are trying to make what we think is cool.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both and pointless debate, drop the egos and make better music, its not hard.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will have a better song as a result because if I can't do what you need I know the person that can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its my escape from coding and that its not a real job yet ;)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do I do stems? If you cannot provide labeled and sensical stems please don't bother its just a waste of my time, also you export everything individually and pro tip .mp3 is way easier to share than .wav , but .wav has more audio data.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm at the best of my ability, I'm still training the muscle and the growth spurts are loud haha
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you have to say and why should people care, its a hard truth but it pushes you differently when you think about it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want, see if I can accomplish it, if not thank you for the practice and check back in a while, ill be good.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, MIDI/onboardsound like crazy synth, electric drums, a generator, some old sampler or computer depending on the electricity situation,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as an undiagnosed ADHD child trying instruments and being bored because nobody taught me to play my music, they always were doing renditions of other stuff, thats cool but I got bored. I got medicated and its been a wild 4 years in the making, ive done 2 years of audio school and still taking a class here and there. My largest passion is coding and comp sci and I really want to build sound tools!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bubble gum or black tar, with a nice gradient inbetween, lots of blurring of lines.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Alchemist one day, I really enjoy his hustle and the way he hops from artist to artist is super inspiring, plus he makes my fave type of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mid and side bands are underrated and are the single difference between 10$ masters and 10000000$ masters.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I describe it as drill 808s and R&B metallica heartbreak by kanye the creator, if that sentence makes sense then you know, but if it doesn't I can't really categorize it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Spatialization, I have been practicing for a couple of years trying to see the best way to fill the frequency spectrum and I think I am finally level 1 and ready to learn more exponentially.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Idea focusing, de-production similar to Ricks work on Yeezus in de-producing, and sometimes the opposite depending what is best for the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Laying chords down that feel moving and working backwards to a grand emotion and then finding the artist or vocal sample that best conveys it. Once the emotions found its simple amplify it and sit on it, if its bright enough compared to others its a hit.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am currently running a studio 24c, I want the large thunderbolt one but who doesn't want more gear. I have had many interfaces and worked with an SSL board within school. I have 2 guitars, one is an Ibenez Les Paul, with 2 single coils, help me save up for my double humbucker fender strat :), the other is a 3/4 size strat from squire, its like 10 years old tho haha. Synthesizers, I have many digital including massive, the analog collection, Kontact package and tons of different instruments. Analog synths I only have 2 and one isn't mind lol, but I have a Korg Minilogue and my father has an old Yamaha with like 300 sounds that ive played with since I was a kid.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin is a huge one because he is the true god of the industry in bringing out the best in people. As Kali Uchis said in the Cherry Bomb documentary Tyler brings that energy out of people too so I focus on that aspect of collaboration. I find collabs like Kanye's unreleased versions add a mystery to the image of the artist and allow for more character in a movie motives and quotes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Helping them reach the emotion they are initially conveying and amplifying it to 12 Whether mixing, instrumentation all the way to sound choice, I enjoy making good music.