Mark Dawson (SneekyCreeky)
I love music and I make lots of it! My first memories are of playing records and I've been producing full mixes since age 12. With over 1000 completed works and almost 30 years of experience, I will attack your project with dedication and a sincere musical passion.
I offer production, engineering and remix services, along with composition and session recording where required. I especially enjoy working with vocalists and have extensive experience in this regard.
I'm always eager to work on new projects, so please feel free to contact me via the button over here somewhere: --->
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Interview with Mark Dawson (SneekyCreeky)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There is indeed: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/71355-emily-coy Emily is without a doubt the best singer I've ever worked with. She's creative, versatile and powerful....she's also my wife so you can totally trust me to be objective on this one... lol :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital....cos it's all gonna be robots soon anyways :)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to write me a verbose brief. The more precisely you define your vision of the project the easier it will be for me to match it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My DAW rig, monitors, controller keyboard, guitar, and a never ending bag of coffee and smokes (I realize the last one may be somewhat unrealistic)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I first got behind the desk at age 12 and started mixing analogue gear with midi on the Atari ST...remember them?...probably not hehe. Although I've not always produced full-time, It's the only career path I've ever wanted to pursue and I'll be doing it till I drop :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Frusciante: I basically learned to play guitar by listening to him. He conveys a sense of power and sincerity through his composition and performance that I can very easily relate to. I would love to work on a record with him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sure, I know everyone has their own opinion here but I would say always mix and master in the same session if possible. I frequently find mix problems that only reveal themselves during the mastering stage. Also, as a non-production tip: Never burn hair....it makes a terrible smell :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'll have a go at any genre but I work best in Pop, Funk / Soul, Hip-Hop, and Electronica.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm really good at pinball :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a genuine love for the art. I've always been moved by music and I strive to communicate this passion in every track I work on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 100% in the box....it is the future after all :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Too many to list. Musically I'm inspired most by Funk and Soul pioneers such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Bootsy Collins to name but a few. Behind the desk I've been fortunate to meet industry veteran Erwin Musper who inspires me with his portfolio, professionalism and even more so as a human being.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Stem mix and master...Stems in - Track out :)