I am a 40 year old musician out of Puyallup Washington. I love most kinds of music and especially like creating, mixing and producing music.
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Interview with masKeda
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar, bass and vocal session work. Synth and drum programming. Mixing/Engineering and Production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everyone from Fear Factory to Johnny Cash, Chemical Brothers to the Beastie Boys, Metallica to the Beatles.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have Logic Pro X with a 24 bit recording interface. Furman Power Conditioning Behringer tube preamp Behringer power amp Line 6 digital effects Crate speaker cabinets Shure microphones Schecter 7 and 8 string guitars Fender acoustic guitar ESP LTD 6 string guitar Ibanez 6 string bass
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the clients needs and start pulling their stem tracks into my studio setup. I add slight hues of instruments and processing to polish the sound and give them the product they are looking for or better.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A futuristic and cutting edge style.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating and mixing new music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Industrial metal, rock, metal, acoustic and electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always multitrack, record left and right channels independently and panned. Then add other effects for a wall of sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rhys Fulber, I like his style and he's performed on and produced some great albums.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Futuristic, cutting edge and a wall of sound as I've mentioned.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I work in IT Computer Automation by day and spend several hours in my home studio every day. I have been doing some sort of music since the 4th grade.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, a solar battery, effect processor, speaker cabinet and my power amp.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest, give feed back, this is your definitive vision not mine. Let's get you what you want or better!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have stem tracks, do you require session work? What is your goal for this project?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I work with heavy music so it must all be noise.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do "xyz"? Yes and if not I know someone that can!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating, producing and mixing new music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: As I stated, a finished product that is exactly what they want or better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love digital effects but run them through a tube preamp to give them that warm feel.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An industrial metal album for my own project.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote an alternative rock jingle for a smart phone app video.