What are you working on at the moment?
I'm mainly working on the stuff with my current band; our songs, live performances and promotions, etc. Also, I'm working on my own YouTube channel, which I would like to present some cover songs from the Rock/Metal community.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will get your work done as promised and on time, and you will get clear answers for all your questions.
What do you like most about your job?
It's hard to decide. Maybe, to generalize, creating a form of art is always benefical for human consumption. So, rather than producing an easily consumable thing, which has no benefits whatsoever, I would like to create something that could be called art, and something that could be consumable by humans with lots of spiritual benefits.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I would just request my customer to be kind, communicative and most importantly, a hard worker. Many of the artists I have worked with, didn't practice or prepare their stuff like it was supposed to be, so I had to do more and more extra work, just to get it done. Being prepared and knowing what to expect from what you have has lots of benefits. Artists should be aware of that.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I studied International Trade and Business in Yeditepe University with a scolarship, but I never liked what I was doing and never liked the idea that I was dedicating myself to something that I don't enjoy. So after I graduated, I cut all the ties with my previous studies and I dedicated myself to learn being a studio owner, a musical engineer and a producer. I have been doing this since my second year of college, for four years.
How would you describe your style?
I don't have a particular style. I work with the musician and try to blend myself into his/her point of view of the music, rather than having a work style.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I don't have a specific artist in my heart to work with, I would rather like to work with a musician that is polite, kind and smart; such being like the artist knows what he/she does, and what to expect from his/her own skills and knows what he/she is capable of.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never hurry, and never be 100% sure of how good you sound.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I mainly dedicated myself on Rock and Metal music. But I can also work on Blues, Country, or Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter genres too.
What's your strongest skill?
To communicate and guide fellow musicians on how to make their work better than they expect it to be.
What do you bring to a song?
I can create it, I can make it sound better for the specific genre, or make it "sound like" the favored artist.
What's your typical work process?
I always get up sharp on 08.00 A.M. and sleep at 00.00 A.M. After my morning workout, I start my work and give breaks in every 2 hours, till I'm tired enough. I usually work around 7-8 hours a day.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I am using Cubase Elements 8 as my DAW, a Roland Duo-Capture Ex for my audio interface, a Rode NT1-A Condenser Microphone for recording, a Marshall Valvestate VS65R as my main guitar amp, and I record guitars with my Gibson Les Paul Standard 2005. For mixing purposes and VST mapping, I use a lot of plugins and softwares. Contact me for more information.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Being a producer, arranger and a recording engineer.