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Interview with Basement Studios
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Hybrid delivers most the sonic qualities of analog without decreasing the workflow.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If they´re not satisfied they´re not charged.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To work on the most different genres with the most different people on a daily basis
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If this is my day job. - Yes, but i often work at night.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can do this job properly without 10 years of experience at least. or 10000 hours. ;)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What they´re expecting.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check their reverences and meet them.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neumann U87, UA 6176, Apollo, Macbook with PT on it and a Guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Musician (Guit.) then live engineering and since 2004 only in the Studio(s)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Those gifts ones who write their own music and are passionate about it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Frontend is what matters at the end
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Metal, Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Classical, etc...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Not leaving my mark on a production.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: what´s needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Produce it if needed, put a great sounding instrument in one of the great sounding rooms, put great sounding microphones near the source, run it through great sounding pre´s, and then through the console-conversion-PT./Nuendo/Logic
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Steve Albini, Andy Wallace, etc...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: write and produce music with artists/Bands, record it and then mix it.