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Interview with Youri

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I have a few longterm jobs as a ghostproducer for a couple of DJ's. All other clients just hire me through wesbites just like this one.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. But analog is just still not as good as digital ;)

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: You'll be satisfied.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: It's making music all day. What's there not to like?

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: One of the first questions is probably if there is a deadline or not.

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Don't worry if I can do it or not because I can.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Probably just a guitar, it's actually the only thing I need to make music.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: Started playing bass when I was 15, studied bass, piano and musicproduction 'till I was 22 and started a studio 10 years ago.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Popmusic or electronic dance music

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: People say that I'm very professional, creative and organised.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: Everything it needs.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: If I get a vocal demo delivered I work with that. If not I start from scratch and send an early demo to the client to get approval.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: DAW: iMac 27" 3,2GHz i5 5TB HDD 32GB RAM Macbook 13" 2,7 i7 2,5 TB HDD 8GB RAM Software: NI Komplete Ultimate 11 Avid Pro Tools 12 Ableton Live 9.7 Apple Logic X Xfer Records plugins Waves Plugins Hardware: NI Kontrol 49 NI Maschine NI Maschine Jam NI Nektar LX25 Apogee Duet Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Monitoring: Presonus Eris setup w/sub Bowers & Wilkins setup w/sub AKG headpnones Shure In-ears Mics: Neumann, Rodem Shure & Sennheiser Guitars: Fender & Gibson.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Musicproduction; creating songs for vocalists or ghostproducing for DJ's. I also do a lot of mixing and mastering.


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