Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I received a message in Sydney to guide a session with Tash Lockhart (The Voice of Australia 3rd Place). After the session she told me, that she had several others sessions before ours, and she was so happy, that somebody finally produced a song that she liked.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on a portfolio, to show more songs to my clients.
Analog or digital and why?
You can do beautiful things with both.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
The song is not finished, until my clients are happy.
What do you like most about your job?
Creating music, meeting new people.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Being a classical Piano Player
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's their budget and what kind of music they identify themselves with
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been playing in bands my whole life. I started producing music, after my year in Sydney, where I had the chance to have a glimpse into the music industry there. Since then I could work with international an local artists. I'm producing music for 2 years professionally,
How would you describe your style?
I like dreamy synths and solid beats. acoustic instruments are key to a organic production.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Mutemath. Their creativity and songs are amazing
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Tycho, Mutemath, SOHN, Maggie Rogers, Novo Amor, James Gruntz, Seven
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop, Midi-Keyboard, Guitar, Audio Interface, Microphone
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be scared to try out new things. Cool things can be created out of that.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Ambient Singer Songwriting, Acoustic Singer Songwriting, Eletronic Pop, Hip-Hop Beats, Synth Soundscaping
What's your strongest skill?
I am a teamplayer! I feel like I am successful, when my client is happy I accomplished to bring out the best of him.
What do you bring to a song?
I'm always looking for what is needed in the song. I never want to show of my skills. Serving the song is my first rule!
What's your typical work process?
In general I prepare 2-3 ideas for my clients. If they like one of them, we start working together, to finish the song.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Everything runs in and out of my RME Fireface UC. My Macbook allows me to to work in my Studio, but also when I'm on the road. I work with logic and with ableton. It depends on what kind of genre I'm working on. I do a lot of soundscaping with my JUNO-60 and with my uncountable soft-synths. I work with KRK ROKIT-6. They're definitely not the best, but I am very familiar with how they sound. Also I have different Headphones I use for mixing and mastering. All my audio is recorded through my AKG C214 directly into the RME Fireface UC.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my clients have a song in their heart, but don't know how to create the sounds and all the production part of that. So while I'm helping them to write the song I also catch the good moments, to create the song they've had in their mind.