I specialize in trap beats, futuristic sounds and creativity. I have one release with High Caliber Records (Hit Ya Wit Dat (Earthwokker remix)
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Interview with Steven Shaneyfelt
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was able to work on a remix for one of my friends and release with High Caliber Records, it was a lot of work to fine tune that track and I learned a lot.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Getting a new release out, its completed I just have to promote it and upload it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nope i'm new
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, I don't have analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to represent Jesus as best as possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new people
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your rate? I am currently doing free work unless someone gives me a price.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only make edm and only like edm. I'm open to making any genre. I also want to use more vocals but have been honing my production skills.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why are you doing this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I will do what you want me to accomplish to the best of my ability.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Rechargeable battery, generator, bible, knife, tent
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was in the military for 6 years and am finally having more time to produce, it has been 7 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unorthodox, but becoming more mainstream trap.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Skrillex, he was the first EDM act I saw.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't try and reinvent the wheel.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Trap beats and remixes
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to what the client wants. And bass.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An open mind more than anything, I see the value in learning from the pros.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I make sure my space is decluttered, then organize my workload in writing. I prefer simplicity of converting simple written ideas into hard products.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Ableton 9 Suite, a Novation Launchkey49, an Akai Mpd18, and a Scarlette 2i4 with Microphone and studio headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Troyboi, Skrillex, Chainsmokers, however I am currently listening to Big Band music by Glenn Miller and dive into all genres to learn from.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have done film scoring before, where I was given a theme before the filming was completed. This was an indie film and I was asked to do a chill indie type melancholy beat and I did it. The short film is called "thrilled." and is on youtube.