My name is Sulyiman and everything I love revolves around the sculpting of sound. From hip-hop to orchestral arrangements to pop. I love music and I'd like to help anyone else materialize their own love into a sufficient product.
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Interview with Sulyiman
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do it right, to make it worth their while, to give them something they can't get anywhere else.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A project for an artist based out of San Francisco. I'm also currently working on my own project!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm inclined to say analog just because the sound will always be true. I'm mainly digital and everything is incredibly accessible but it's really all a process of replicating the sounds these analog pieces of gear have given us..but it's never the same.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That it isn't a job at all.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's a hobby. I think there will always be a percentage of folks who believe creating anything makes you a hobbyist.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel good about what you do, make the work worthwhile.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Imac, Minimoog Voyager, MPC 2000xl, Arturia Drumbrute, MPK88.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a lover of music since I was a child. Playing instruments devloped into creating scores, which eventually became doing actual music production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Black Classical.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Prince. Could you imagine soaking up that process? That would be incredible!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I listen to any references that the client may wish to provide, along with creating
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio setup. Ableton is my DAW of choice, along with thousands of dollars worth of VSTs. MPK49, KRK VXT6s.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite artist/musician is Nina Simone. Her ability to fuse so many different genres (classical/jazz/blues) together was uncanny and pretty revolutionary.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production work.