Sound Designer for SONY,Sample Magic,Elektron,Dynamic Music. Music Producer and Live Perfomer for Dual Shaman.
I have a 10+ year background in sound design and music production
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Interview with Lazar Dacian-Paul
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-created a sample library for SONY Creative Software
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Keep producing sample libraries for clients and for ShamanStems
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both though I prefer hardware digital synths vs. vsts
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will not half-ass your job
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Flexible hours
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Everyone thinks I'm a DJ
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What genre,mood,type of sounds are you looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't think twice
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: From my own setup: Elektron Analog Rytm, Korg Radias, Elektron Analog 4 , Yamaha tg77, Strymon Bluesky
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Played with synths since I was 7-8, had my first DAW at 14, released my first track at 17, worked in sound design for about 8 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Aphex Twin
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn about music history, it's essential to know what others have done before you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Techno,Electronic,Ambient,House or Soundtrack
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely my passion to create music and learn as much as possible
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Out of the box thinking, high quality sounds, a good ear for mixing and maybe that je-ne-sais-quoi everyone is looking for in a track.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If it's a sound-effect collection, I usually power up my Korg Radias, as it's has a very digital/futuristic aesthetic to its sonic palette, and start creating some patches which I will later record ,edit,label etc. For music creation, it varies,I might start with drum programming on the Elektron Rytm and develop the track further, or get some ideas going melodically first.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A blend of analog : Ekeltron Analog 4 ,Elektron Analog Rytm, Moog,Doepfer, Acidlab, Analogue Solutions and hardware digital :Elektron MachineDrum Korg Radias,Waldorf Blofeld, Yamaha (tg77,tg33,tq7,wavestation SR), Casio VZ1, Roland,Emu,Kawai. Plus loads of effects pedals,classic drum-machines,organic percussion instruments, zithars, flutes,kalimbas etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Edward Artemiev, Steve Reich, Brian Eno
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Sample library creation, sound design, library music production, custom samples or song-starting ideas & construction kits