Hi, I'm a producer, composer, recording/mixing engineer, beat maker & educator. As an artist I express myself thru hip hop/urban music. As a mixing engineer, It's all about refinement. As a recording engineer It's about people. I can wear many hats or just the one needed.
Here's what I do:
- Composing and programming of original music instrumentals / beats
- Sound design (creating original and unique sounds)
- In studio or on location recording
- audio restauration (Izotope RX)
- editing (Comping, time alignment, tuning...)
It can be done!
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Interview with Azaka Musique
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Because I'm interested in the best of everything!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will learn and grow through the process, and it's going to lead us to satisfaction and self-transcendence.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The connection with people and to have access to the artist world and vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I provide art and technique, be ready to provide answers to who, what, when, where, why and then how!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Good clear communication is key!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM7b, SH-101, Computer, Apogee Symphony & solar panel
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try before saying no!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop-rock, hiphop, Triphop, pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring quality, passion and respect to the creation. I also bring options.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends, If it's beats or instrumentals, I sit at the station, look for the sound that will trigger inspiration or an idea and get busy. I like to start with the melody, but sometimes I start with the rhythm section. When I mix I listen to reference tracks, but not always. I like to start mixing with the drums then all the music to finish with the vocals or the opposite depending of the song. For recording I like smooth sessions so I get myself ready, the studio ready, I'm informed about what will be recorded that day. Email containing the 5W, Who, What, Where, When, Why!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's computer based, with a digital console (01V96), Logic X, keyboard midi controller, MPC studio, Roland SH101, and few classic dynamic microphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Al Schmitt, Dave Aron, Quincy Jones, Dr Dre, Butch Vig, Dj Quick
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I create the music instrumentals with out top line, adapt and adjust the music to the text/vocal performance or the opposite or both. Then I engineer the recording sessions, mix the songs and send them to mastering. I believe that a new pair of ears for the project is essential, that why I don't execute the mastering. I engineer the recording sessions I prepare all the technical elements for the day and perform all the tasks necessary to achieve the sound quality and texture sought after. IT's all about the good vibe!