Accordionist Composer Recording artist Instrumental producer/Performer Logo/Ilustration Architect (m.sc.)
Finished music school ,,Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac'' in Vranje, Serbia.
Composing since 2007.
Producing since 2016.
Had numerous (private) clients.
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Interview with Nemanja Stošić
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composing and recording loops/melodies/songs on accordion/piano.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmer, Jeffery Alan Jones, Jesper Kyd, Justin Scharvona and Genndy Tartakovsky.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Cubase rewired with FL Studio, Focusrite Solo 2nd Gen. Instruments: 1 accordion, 1 darbuka (oriental Arabic percussion instrument), 1 maracas (Spanish shaker), 2 midi keyboards and 1 midi controller. Microphone: Peavey PVi2 W.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An original melody.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing and recording.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It is usually for any genre that needs originality.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: First, use any meter to check your leveling and gain staging.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hans Zimmer, Jeffery Alan Jones, Jesper Kyd, Justin Scharvona and Genndy Tartakovsky. Why: composing music for movies/animated movies/games.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hybrid instrumental.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started composing while in music school in 2001, but I've been doing it more actively since 2007, and still doing it, beside being an accordionist. Recording and producing since 2016. My intension is to sell my melodies/songs to beatmakers, or as movie/game soundtracks. I had numerous clients, mostly for my compositions, and one for my orchestral composition and rough music production.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Accordion, piano, mic, a laptop and an audio interface.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask 3 things to provide me: -the desired BPM; -the desired scale/harmony, -the desired vibe.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Beatmakers/producers don't need composers to make them a melody. Believe me, composers can make a melody in no time, and muuuch faster than any beatmaker/producer can think of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My ideas and unability to change my work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I just give my word I'll do the best I know.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid, for the best performance.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Actually, yes. Dragan Ponjević, for mixing and mastering
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A horror piano composition.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It was one my orchestral composition and rough music production for the biggest military corporation in my country.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They are usually in need of recorded accordion, as much as in need for original melody loops/songs using the piano.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I ask for three things: -BPM of the desired track -the desired scale/harmony -the desired vibe After provided information and client's debrief, I turn on a daw, put the accordion on, prepare the sound not to clip, and then record it. The same goes for the piano.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please, provide me 4 things: -the desired BPM; -the desired scale/harmony, -the desired vibe, -the deadline.