Music Producer, Mixing Service
Skilled with various genres, or better yet, unique blends.
I am a freelance music producer with professional recording studio experience out of Zen Recording in Pinellas Park, Florida. I have 10 years of experience with recording, MIDI programming, composing, arranging, mixing and producing music. Basically whatever it takes to create a professional level song from scratch. I have a high understanding of the process of modern music production and can offer a customized and professional service to suit your specific project which goes beyond gear and presets.
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Interview with Vovi Vu
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Midnight Beach LP. I produced and mixed it. I'm proud of it because it required an employment of a lot of different production and mixing techniques. It's an eclectic album.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished Midnight Beach LP, released July 14, 2017.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not currently.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog is great, but digital is so much more convenient and takes up less space.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm a slave to the songs. The music informs me, but ultimately, it's their songs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating with great artists and musicians.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long it's going to take. Depends on how many tracks.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That producing is DJ-ing and remixing. Cracks me up!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their expectations are, what artists they want to sound like, or albums they appreciate on a sonic level.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open and communicate.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A boat, a life jacket, a fishing pole, a casting net, and a solar powered satellite phone. I'm not a gear slut, I'm all about the "how to".
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a singer songwriter, also played bass in a band. I wanted to record some demos to shop, and fell in love with the recording and production process. I realized I didn't want to be a performer, but I wanted to make music. This lead me to producing local artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Twenty One Pilots. I love that they're not bound by genre. They just make the music they want to make.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to a lot of music, and listen for the things that you don't consciously hear, but the things you feel. Like that little triangle sound panned to right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, alternative rock. Some dance.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing. Probably because I take a producer approach to it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I don't try to add stuff to songs. I listen for holes, where something needs to be. I hear what's not there, yet.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on the project. Rock bands and acts like that, I usually start work pre production, rehearsing and hammering out parts before hitting the studio. Singer song writers can be more of a collaborative effort so we nail down their vision and vibe.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mostly work in the box, when it comes to mixing. Plenty of outboard options for sounds for production, though, as well as plug in options. Komplete series.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Danger Mouse, Greg Kurstin and Alex Da Kidd. Their variety is enviable. In a good way, though.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually am asked to produce and mix my clients songs. They usually have some embryo of a song and I help them flesh out their vision, whether that means going and recording live instruments at a recording studio or me making beats and programming MIDI parts. Whatever it takes. It also frequently results with me mixing the projects, although I'll gladly mix a project that I had no production or creative input in.