Producer, beatmaker, Engineer and multi-instrumentalist with over 5years of experience.
As a producer, my main objective is always to make the song shine. Programming, instrumentation, sounds designs and arrangement all exist to serve the song as a whole and to display the artist in the best possible light. If the production is amazing but it is wrong for the song, then the producer hasn't done their job well.
I specialize in creating a simple piano and other sounds element and creating a fully produced arrangement. and as a citizen of my country (Nigeria), am versatile in creating different genres of music(AFROBEAT, HIPHOP, Rn ....). I've had the opportunity to engineer for, and learn from some of the biggest studio in Nigeria, and I bring that knowledge and experience to every new production.
As a mix engineer, my philosophy is similar to my production philosophy: The song always comes first. A dynamic, punchy mix that highlights the best of the song is always what I aim for.
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Interview with Mezzopiano
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The first EP i produced was for a friend of mine here in my hood. We started the beat when he first setup his own home studio, we also recorded the vocal tracks of his songs, and I took the tracks to my home studio and 'filled in other parts of the songs with elements and percussion. I first mixed and mastered it locally then we remake the whole projects again. The whole project was rough around the edges in the best rafrobeats kind of way. He was very happy with the results and we send it over to a mix engineer then dropped it afterwards.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on another EP of one of my favorite Artist
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: yes i would recommend sounddbetter to my clients
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the clients wants, analog has its own way of touching the music same as digital
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I will keep at it until they get the best possible production for their music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the moment when I'm playing the piano track and I can feel the song lifting up and floating. Sounds kind of hippy-ish, but for me, that's the best moment of my workday... when the emotion of the moment takes over, and i like when i select samples i use for the beat, ot widen my creativity in acoustic and robotic sounds.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most clients ask how long it will take. I try to give them an honest window of the amount of time it will take based on my workload and the speed at which I can create tracks. Because of my ability to work quickly, my timeframe is often much faster than they're anticipating.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception I've encountered is that clients less familiar with the production process is that they don't realize I can play many different instruments, and that I am able to mix all my productions myself.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I generally ask clients what music inspires them, or what music inspired this particular track. Do they have any idea of what they'd like the project to resemble? Is there an artist (other than him/herself) that they could envision performing this song? Is this music sunny, top down driving music? Is it late night whiskey sipping music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice to a customer looking to hire someone like me is to be upfront about the style and vibe you are looking for. If you want a track that's aggressive and synthetic, say so. If you want something more dynamic and organic, be sure to let me know. I'm happy to work with you to create whatever you'd like... as long as I know what I'm aiming for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Presonus Audiobox, M-Audio Oxygen 45, MAC Pro, M-Audio monitors size 7, SM7B Microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: my career path is basically focusing on beatmaking and mixing and have been in this game for past 5 years now
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Adeobeats which is basically my style is just a fuse of the funk, soul and jazz which has now evolve into a great sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Adekunle Gold and Cobhams Asuquo are the two artists that have actually inspired my music production with their sound and i'd love to work with them
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To have a better mix sound proper on phone, laptop or any other speakers, before mixing add am eq on your master mix with the LF on 200Hz and HF on 2000k.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Afrobeats, R n B, Trap, and Hiphop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beat making, Editing and Mixing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Typically I begin by determining the style and vibe of the song. I often start with a rhythmic element (drums, percussion) and then begin building the mix from the bottom up. I try and save as much live instrumentation until I have a solid bed of a song so that the live playing grooves and flows naturally with the rest of the arrangement. I tend to mix as I go, so if I'm sending in-prog versions to clients, they are already sounding pretty close to a proper mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I create the beat loop based on the clients vibes at the moment, then vibe it up with some elements, afterwards record the clients and add some vibes based on the the recorded voice, Do some arrangements, editing and mixing before mastering the music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: i work mostly mobile, but my studio setup is a Home record studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Asa,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produced beats record and mix and had it mastered locally. Most projects was rough around the edges in the best of Afrobeats, all my clients have been happy with the results and we have stayed close friends ever since and worked on more projects...