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Interview with Jordan Ruiz
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Generally, it's based in natural/acoustic sounds with exploration into outlying or bordering genre influence. A lot of folk records, a lot of soul influence, some R&Bish sounds here and there. All dipped in that indie-esque tinge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm almost solely sitting in the producer's chair these days.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the guitar work of Blake Mills, the artist-centric production-style of Charlie Peacock, and the settled tone of T-Bone Burnett's records.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the record.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dusty Moon is an incredibly creative and dedicated mixing engineer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I'm on a desert island, I've got 5 instruments with me. Wouldn't care about recording music at that point as much as playing it, most likely.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Unless an artist is incredibly attached to the songs in their back pocket, I'll put them on a writing schedule to get the blood flowing months prior to recording. Also to see how committed they are to being an artist.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hone your craft, be diligent with your writing, make your songs the best they can be and I'm sure we can make a great record.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced a record for an Australian artist Angeline Armstrong; It's in the top 5 I've ever done. The songs are raw and emotional, yet catchy and hooky enough to feel engaging and poignant. That type of song lends itself incredibly well to my production style. Record's called "Ivory Town".
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How attached are you to the way things sound right now?