My name is Coltrane Nadler.
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Interview with Coltrane
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song production, vocal tracking/vocal production, and mixing/mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Maschine. I start everything in maschine. I fully compose a song, and arrange in maschine. Then, once everything is where I want it to be, I bounce it all down and import it to Ableton or Logic. From there, I continue to add transitions, smooth the scenes together, polish sounds, finish the arrangement, and mix and master.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I like music that makes me feel happy and excited. I think it is very powerful to be able to influence an audience of people's emotion and make them happy. Happiness is awesome, so why wouldn't you want to be happy, let alone make others happy. For that reason, I am truly inspired by artists like Odesza, Cashmere Cat, Lido, Weezer, Louis the Child, Chance the Rapper, Public Enemy, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, and more.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: iMac or MacBook Pro. Maschine MK2. Handful of midi keyboards. Lot of akai controllers and launchpads. Fender hot rod deluxe. Couple of pre amps. Upright wurlitzer. Couple guitars and basses. I run everything through my Apogee Duet 2, or Focusrite Safifre 40. And I use my Adam AX3s or Yamaha HS8 monitors depending on the sound I'm going after.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop / electro pop / indie / electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it sounds good.. why not??
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Happy, upbeat, feel good music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Would you listen to this song if it wasn't your own?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I don't make "real" music because it's made on a laptop.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The encouraged creativity.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Two is better than one!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My debut album, and a couple of projects with some friends.