Stephane Carreau (Papa Flavor)
Producer, Sound Engineer
Stephane has been working as a sound engineer, producer, singer song writer for the last 25 years. His main success was achieved with the band Bet.e and Stef in Canada. He produces and records in his Montreal Milend Studio.
Stephane does full project production, from writing and demoing songs to final masters. Budget productions are set according to client's needs and follows artists/producers directions and wishes.
He also provide services as mixing and mastering engineer.
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Interview with Stephane Carreau (Papa Flavor)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Fisrt we get together with the artist and discuss the general direction that would fit best the project. We gather song references from other artist to clarify the sound aesthetic and vibe
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I ve got a nice stone and wood main room that's sound surprisingly good considering the size (20x16x6.5). Vocals sound deep and real and drums can sound really big. I use Nuendo as main recording, editing platform as well as for use the use of Virtual Instruments and Synths.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Daniel Lanoie, Patrick Watson, Radio Head, Thunder Kat, Kendrick Lamare,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly produce and mix. That can include: arrangment of songs, orchestration, vocal training, recording instruments and voice, programming virtual instrument and grooves. I will also often play musical instruments such as guitars, electric and acoustic, basses, drums, percussions etc... I can also add back vocal tracks when needed. I also often make recommandation on lyrics content when needed.