Original soundtracks and remix productions are my specialties.
Greetings and salutations, my name is Samuel Grundemann and I specialize in remixing existing tracks and also have a strong background in original soundtrack production. I have over 5-6 years in instrumental production experience and I also look forward to being hired for any of your projects.
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Interview with Samuel Brackish Grundemann
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Original soundtracks and remix artistry.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a lot more equipment than I list, but I hardly ever have the need to use it. I have my studio headphones, my guitar/bass, my Ableton Live Push 2, and my Roland JD-Xi.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Just get it done. I don't usually keep track of what plugins I use, but my favorite ones are iZotope Trash 2, Nexus 2, and Konkakt 5.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality and experimentation.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Probably my original soundtracks, from what most people have told me.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Remixes or Original Soundtracks. Take your pick.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When in Ableton Live, add a limiter to the master channel so your output is clipped at 0.0 dBs and then it won't "redline" above the hearing pain threshold.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd work with Trent Reznor, Hans Zimmer, or Tyler Bates for my soundtracks. If I was doing a remix, though, I'd have to pick Dave Grohl, Sonny Moore, or Rob Swire.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very experimental soundtrack-ish, if that makes any sense. Also shifts from alternative rock to electronic dubstep from time to time.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was originally a remix artist on SoundCloud, then I decided to go into soundtrack production. I have international endorsements in the music industry from Alan Hyatt, Deuce, Johnny Massacre, TwinVulcan, Poniiboi, Left Boy, DJANS, Blaya Dub Playa, Secret Broadcast, Lowline, Trash_Audio, and Alessandro Cortini.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Nothing else? Well, alright. My studio headphones, my guitar/bass, my Ableton Live Push 2, and my Roland JD-Xi.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific and detailed in what you want for your project. Don't be vague and unprofessional.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What *specifically* is the mood/theme/genre you are seeking for this piece?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I use samples in everything. I don't. I especially don't use samples in my original soundtracks. I want to make them as suitable as possible for sync licensing for films, television shows, and video games. I only use samples in my remix work when appropriate.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do "X, Y, and Z" for me? The answer is, probably yes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The process of music creation and how it fascinates me.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will be satisfied with my work. If not, I will re-do my production.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Depends on what needs to get done.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, I'm still meeting people on here. I'm sure I will meet some great clients, though. I guess I can recommend myself, as well.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on this profile, and finishing my Associate's Degree at Scottsdale Community College with a major in Music Production.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My SoundCloud remix artist persona as Little Miss Gorey and the work I've done thus far.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels, Marilyn Manson, KMFDM, Gravity Kills, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Kasabian, Gorillaz, Blur, xKore, Zomboy, Bloodhound Gang, The Prodigy, Hyper, Pendulum, Knife Party, Hollywood Undead, Deuce, SONOIO, Modwheelmood, Slipknot, KoRn, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Birthday Massacre, Jack Off Jill, Scarling, Kittie, David Guetta, Puddle Of Mudd