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
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I wrote an alternative rock jingle for a smart phone app video.
What are you working on at the moment?
An industrial metal album for my own project.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
I love digital effects but run them through a tube preamp to give them that warm feel.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
As I stated, a finished product that is exactly what they want or better.
What do you like most about your job?
Creating, producing and mixing new music.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you do "xyz"? Yes and if not I know someone that can!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I work with heavy music so it must all be noise.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you have stem tracks, do you require session work? What is your goal for this project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be honest, give feed back, this is your definitive vision not mine. Let's get you what you want or better!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My guitar, a solar battery, effect processor, speaker cabinet and my power amp.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Futuristic, cutting edge and a wall of sound as I've mentioned.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rhys Fulber, I like his style and he's performed on and produced some great albums.
Can you share one music production tip?
Always multitrack, record left and right channels independently and panned. Then add other effects for a wall of sound.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Industrial metal, rock, metal, acoustic and electronic.
What's your strongest skill?
Creating and mixing new music.
What do you bring to a song?
A futuristic and cutting edge style.
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Everyone from Fear Factory to Johnny Cash, Chemical Brothers to the Beastie Boys, Metallica to the Beatles.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Guitar, bass and vocal session work. Synth and drum programming. Mixing/Engineering and Production.