Hi, my name is Gamal and I'm 24 years old. I've been producing professionally for 8 years now. For me, it's a very straight forward process, imagine what you want, if you can't, we'll figure it out together and then the adventure of creating it begins. I'm looking forward to helping you create your sound.
I specialize in Hip Hop and R&B but I also produce EDM and folk/alternative.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Gamal Abdu
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 5 O'clock shadow by Jimi Tents. It was one of the first projects that I took on completely as a producer, and it taught me a lot about the role of a producer. It was eye opening and made me realize why I love producing so much. It also did well which made me see that I could have a possible future in this field.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A couple of projects, I can't speak to much on.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They have different things they bring to the table and both are important. Analog can be much more textured and is difficult to recreate which is what can make it so special. While digital can be controlled way easier which allows for more creative paths and more access to sounds that wouldn't be available in analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do my best to bring your song to life and maintain the message throughout the process.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing people smile when they hear what they've been hearing in their minds.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you need top of the line gear.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What type of music do you make? What would you describe your sound to be? How does this song or lyric make you feel? How open are you to making changes and or building on a song or project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have some raw idea's ready, voice notes, videos, demos, drafts, chords or lyrics.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop Guitar Headphones Microphone Speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 7 years. It wasn't always officially this. But slowly this became my calling. One that I couldn't ignore.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Smooth, textured and layered.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Frank Ocean, I am simply amazed by his music and so I would love to first and foremost, see his process and learn from it and then be a part of it and bring what I could to the table.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If the song does not sound good with just a piano playing, it's not ready to track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop/RnB
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It's hard to pin down. I bring color and feeling. Expression must be protected at every stage of the process and I help you get your message from the idea in your head to an audiable format.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 15 to 30 minute conversation/ game plan about what we want to accomplish and where/how I can help you get there. We also iron out some details and try to foresee and account for any problems along the way.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a small studio. Great microphones, guitars and keyboards.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Noah 40 Shebib, Frank Ocean, Soundwav, Kendrick Lamar, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In it's purest form I help aritst find their sound, while simultaneously helping them develop it too.