Chris Winston is a music producer and recording artist/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. His debut album, Vision From The Backseat is out now.
Chris Winston was born Uriel Christopher Winston on June 26th 1994 in Sacramento, California. He lived there for 5 years until moving to Los Angeles, California with his mother. In high school he was moved around from Los Angeles to Austin,Texas (where he began producing music) to Bloomfield, New Jersey where he graduated high school in 2012. He interned at a recording studio during his senior year and learned more about sound mixing.
He attended community college shortly before committing his time to his music career. He now offers Music production/Songwriting services.
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Interview with Chris Winston
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production Song-Writing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West Andre 3000 Pharrell India Arie Jill Scott Rick Rubin Michael Jackson Noah "40" Shebib Drake Kendrick Lamar J Cole Tory Lanez
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mainly use FL Studio 12 for music production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to develop songs that I consider hit records. Whether just focusing on the production of the record or developing the song the meshes perfectly with the production.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I make music that gives listeners an open pocket to be as creative as they need to be.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating records with alot of replay value.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure the mix is right on every sound included in your production.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: One artist i really want to work with is kanye west. I feel like i can learn alot from him as well come out with really dope music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to be as open to new sounds as possble. By doing that I mesh alot of styles together. I love bass-heavy production.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music since 2008.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Laptop, KRK Speakers, a case of Fiji water, Alot of weed (lol), unlimited backwoods.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know your sound
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: "What kind of sound are you looking for?"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I learned how to make music overnight.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What are my prices? $150 for exclusives and I am open to negotiate.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It doesn't feel like a job.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide you with best sound music at affordable prices.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital simply because that's what i was introduced to when began making music
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: i am working on my 2nd album which is slated to released summer 2018.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first album, Vision From The Backseat. I spent 3 years producing the entire project and writing all the songs.