I am and have always been passionate about sound... Be it music or simply the sound of bacon sizzling on the frying pan to mimic the sound of rain. I have always had a drive within me to create beautiful melodic chord progressions or simply recording my footsteps.
I was born and raised in Canada, Quebec Montreal to be precise. I speak & write in English & French fluently. I like taking long walks on the beach... Just kidding!
I started creating music when I was 12 years old. Never knew what I was doing but never gave up. I was getting used to the software while years passed by. Keyboard shortcuts where being implemented in my brain. I knew how to get what I needed in a split second. But I knew there was more to this than what I knew.
After a while of messing around with different techniques, I decided to pursue my dream in audio and applied to Musitechnic (A school designed and specialized in Audio Engineering). I was a kid in a candy store the day I went for a tour. I was convinced that there's no stopping me in grabbing the opportunity of a lifetime.
And now I'm here, ready to take on the world!
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Interview with Mishane
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded a Hip-Hop artist and he was amazed of the work I provided so he kept me as hes main engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a couple of songs I composed.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog because there is just something with that makes it human in some way but nowadays with digital you can mimic analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To respect the deadline.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I adore sound so anything that has to do with sound makes me smile with a passion.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make it sound like this artist ? Yes, send me a reference track and we can work it out.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I'm a DJ
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you aiming for ? Where do you see this being played ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If the provider has a drive for the line of work he is in then he will always be loyal and provide exactly what you need and even more.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My H6 Zoom, Foscusrite 18i20 soundcard, a midi contoller and 2 synths
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this since I was a teenager. Just now I am getting in to the professional life style in this industry and trust me its everything I have dreamed for.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead because there music is beautiful to my hears and they know what they are talking about.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let yourself go ! If you really like that guitar riff or piano melody then work on building around it other than adding to much to it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on deep house and hip hop but I am very open minded in other genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is communication and patience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the quality to it the punch it needs to stand out, flourish with color and be able to be heard in every sound system.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on what the client needs I usually break down the project into layers in order to organize my workflow depending on the clients deadlines.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Focusrite 18i20 with 2 sets of mics : Shure beta 58a and a AudioTechnica 2020. I use ProTool to record the artist and Studio one to create music and design my sounds. On the go I use my H6 Zoom with a X-Y and Mid-Side Mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen to Radiohead a lot because they have always inspired me in pursuing what I love doing. And that is anything to do with sound. Radiohead really experiments with sound to produce a beautiful album.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Right now I am the sound technician for live concerts and shows for a theater hall called La Maison d'Haiti. I setup the stage with all the necessary mics and equipment's that the artist needs. After that I calibrate the PA in order to get a outstanding quality in the audio for the audience, while EQuing and refining the audio for the artist as well in there monitors.