Vincent Octavian

music producer, songwriter

Vincent Octavian on SoundBetter

i create EDM music for my personal project, beside that, i also create music for film and also work as boom operator and sound mixer for an Indonesian Youtube channel called Inilo Production, with my team, we create short movie that inspire people with positive messages.

my background is a metal guitarist, but after i know DAW i become interested in making EDM music and movie scoring, i specialized in creating EDM in trap, and progressive genre, i also specialized as session guitar player in pop rock genre. I work in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, so working with me should be processed through email and my working hour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time

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Interview with Vincent Octavian

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: i have to keep creating to survive, thats where i always feel that i have to struggle, because feeling comfortable is dangerous for life

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: i'm a beginner, and i'm an open minded person, so i will listen to your advice, critics, positive and negative comments, and i always do my best.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: EDM (trap and Progressive) and movie scoring

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: Avicii, Sigala, DJ Snake, Zedd, Jane XO, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL, Brian Tyler

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: i work in a bedroom studio with a midi controller and flat speaker monitor

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: i create one song approximately in one month, from nothing to finished, depends on my schedule and the vocalist schedule

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: the lyric, the feel of the song, and the melody

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: playing acoustic guitar (Depapepe alike) and electric guitar (pop-rock and Djent like Periphery)

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: as a producer i create EDM and Film music as a guitarist i play pop-rock and Djent

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Gold in = Gold out, you cannot polish something that is already sounds bad become great good in mixing process, if the raw recording is D grade in can be only upgraded to C grade, it won't come to an A grade in the mixing process

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: definitely Avicii, because i think he create more than EDM, there's always a feel of a real music in the song he made, not only electronic instruments, and his lyrics are always poetic in a unique artistic way

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: my color of music is happy, fun, and blue, so in some of my songs there might be an element of happy/fun and sad at the same time.

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: i've been doing this for about 2 years, since i knew about DAW, but i've been playing guitar for 8 years. i learned guitar from Avenged Sevenfold, Dream Theater, then the last band that influenced me a lot is Periphery

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: as a musician, Laptop, Midi controller, acoustic guitar, soundcard, and headset, including all the cables i needed

  29. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  30. A: be ready to work with me through email / social media, and i don't tolerate bad input, the input / raw should be in good quality, and if you're a singer i also don't tolerate out of note

  31. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  32. A: are you okay with my time? price can change significantly depends on the difficulty of the project

  33. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  34. A: i'm not a DJ, but i can create original EDM song, and i actually would like to learn how to DJ

  35. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  36. A: why is your price so expensive? because im not playing with my job as a musician, i have to make a living out of it, and my result have to be great, not just good, but great.

  37. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  38. A: i have to keep creating to survive, thats where i always feel that i have to struggle, because feeling comfortable is dangerous for life

  39. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  40. A: i'm a beginner, and i'm an open minded person, so i will listen to your advice, critics, positive and negative comments, and i always do my best.

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: Analog, because nothing beats analog, the quality of the sound, the "real" feel of the sound, although i work in digital software, my train myself to be able to create music that sounds analog.

  43. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  44. A: not yet, im new to SoundBetter

  45. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  46. A: my personal EDM project and movie scoring for Inilo Production

  47. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  48. A: my last personal EDM project, i create everything including the lyrics, its very special for me because i never thought i can create something like that.

  49. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  50. A: Avicii, Sigala, DJ Snake, Zedd, Jane XO, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL, Brian Tyler

  51. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  52. A: i work in a bedroom studio with a midi controller and flat speaker monitor

  53. Q: What's your typical work process?

  54. A: i create one song approximately in one month, from nothing to finished, depends on my schedule and the vocalist schedule

  55. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  56. A: the lyric, the feel of the song, and the melody

  57. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  58. A: playing acoustic guitar (Depapepe alike) and electric guitar (pop-rock and Djent like Periphery)

  59. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  60. A: as a producer i create EDM and Film music as a guitarist i play pop-rock and Djent

  61. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  62. A: definitely Avicii, because i think he create more than EDM, there's always a feel of a real music in the song he made, not only electronic instruments, and his lyrics are always poetic in a unique artistic way

  63. Q: How would you describe your style?

  64. A: my color of music is happy, fun, and blue, so in some of my songs there might be an element of happy/fun and sad at the same time.

  65. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  66. A: i've been doing this for about 2 years, since i knew about DAW, but i've been playing guitar for 8 years. i learned guitar from Avenged Sevenfold, Dream Theater, then the last band that influenced me a lot is Periphery

  67. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  68. A: as a musician, Laptop, Midi controller, acoustic guitar, soundcard, and headset, including all the cables i needed

  69. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  70. A: be ready to work with me through email / social media, and i don't tolerate bad input, the input / raw should be in good quality, and if you're a singer i also don't tolerate out of note

  71. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  72. A: are you okay with my time? price can change significantly depends on the difficulty of the project

  73. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  74. A: i'm not a DJ, but i can create original EDM song, and i actually would like to learn how to DJ

  75. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  76. A: why is your price so expensive? because im not playing with my job as a musician, i have to make a living out of it, and my result have to be great, not just good, but great.

  77. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  78. A: Analog, because nothing beats analog, the quality of the sound, the "real" feel of the sound, although i work in digital software, my train myself to be able to create music that sounds analog.

  79. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  80. A: not yet, im new to SoundBetter

  81. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  82. A: my personal EDM project and movie scoring for Inilo Production

  83. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  84. A: my last personal EDM project, i create everything including the lyrics, its very special for me because i never thought i can create something like that.

  85. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  86. A: Gold in = Gold out, you cannot polish something that sounds bad become great in the mixing process, if the raw recording is D grade in can be only upgraded to C grade, it won't come to an A grade in the mixing process

  87. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  88. A: EDM and movie scoring

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