My name is Eric Capone. I am a Music Producer, Engineer, Writer, and Composer. My goal is to provide you with professional quality recordings that will become one of your biggest assets as a recording artist. I am currently signed with Sony Music Canada.
I can provide Guitar, Piano, Bass, Vocal and melodic assistance to my clients, while producing the highest quality sound and end product that artists love and that the music industry takes seriously. I am currently working out of my studio in North Hollywood, and produce different artists in weekly basis ranging from Electronic Pop all the way to Hip Hop. I like to produce the song from beginning to end, assisting with not only the music composition, but also can help with lyrics and melodies.
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Interview with Messy
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: James Blake, Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Martin Custom acoustic, Fender deluxe stratacaster, Squire Jazz Bass, Yamaha P-115 piano, and AKG P420 microphone. Running through M-Track interface, Logic X, Yamaha HS-5 monitors, Izotope production bundle, Izotope Ozone 7 mastering suite, and Izotope RX final mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically I start with a guitar, piano, or vocal melody. Once i get a couple verses, and chores that I love, I will arrange into full song. Then I will write parts for all instruments (Piano, guitar, bass, strings etc.). After we have a full song that we love, I will mix and master until it sounds perfect.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can adapt to any sound or instrumentation that an artist is looking for on the fly. I do not waste time in the studio, I will always keep a healthy, productive flow and studio experience. I can be a full band to any singer-songwriter who needs piano, guitar, string, bass, or lyrical assistance.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bon Iver, because his songwriting and production have inspired me throughout every stage of my career.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I keep a healthy, productive workflow in the studio. While keeping a friendly, laid back atmosphere with my clients.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began playing guitar and piano in 2003. I began writing my own music in 2007, and producing in 2008.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would bring my Martin acoustic, xylophone, battery operated Casio keyboard (with extra batteries), and my ukulele.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you find someone who understands your style of music in order to make your vision a reality.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style of music do you make? Can you play any instruments, write your own lyrics or vocal melodies? who are your influences? Who do you listen to?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can make any song a client writes great. I can make any song sound great, but I cant promise everyone will love the actual song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you mix and Master? Yes I mix and master all of my recordings. Do you write music for yourself? Yes I do, I am also awn artist.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love everything about this job, meeting and getting to know my clients, the creative process and most of all helping to make your dream of how you want your music to sound a reality.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that all the recordings we do together will become one of your biggest assets as an artist, helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because you have more options, and the work flow is more efficient.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce and write for contemporary pop, hip hop, indie, electronic, singer-songwriter, country artists.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I work with a team of 3 producers and we bring 20+ years of experience producing and writing guitar, piano, bass, lyrics, and vocal melodies for singer-songwriters and bands. I understand the necessary steps it takes to complete a production that you will fall in love with, and the music industry will take seriously.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop, contemporary pop, indie, singer-songwriter, electronic, or country.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working with a team of other two producers, and we create music and produce artists in the electronic pop genre. I am also working with a new hip hop/rap artist and creating a whole EP for him. I have been producing an artist called Dora Pereli and you can hear the music under Messy hearts Spotify (some singles released by Sony Canada).