Forever aiming to please my artists and their audience.
My name is Kitso Galehose, but most people know me as GEE.
I am a 19-year-old Rapper, Songwriter, Mixing&Mastering engineer, and aspiring young founder of a major record label.
Born and raised in a small town called Vryburg (in the NORTH WEST province) in South Africa; currently based in both Johannesburg and Vryburg.
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Interview with GEE
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Getting my diploma and starting my record label.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver something you will be pleased with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing good things from other artists and engineers about the mix.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Beats ..... people always ask me if I make beats/instrumentals, and unfortunately I do not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision for the song? Can you give an example of the type of emotion/feel you were going for with this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you you give me (or any other audio engineer) every audio file needed, and make sure you tell me them what you want or explain to them your vision for the song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones (obviusly) Microphone (that's my soulmate right there) Studio monitors Power Supply for all my equipment Sound card
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started mixing songs back in 2011 when I got my first laptop. The program I first started with was Audacity, moved to Cubase in 2013, and now I am on Pro Tools.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: More personal and well-connected with what the artist wants (even if they do not tell me their vision for the song)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: RYAN LESLIE, PRYDE, TORI KELLY, T.I. , MEEK MILL, MARC E. BASSY, AKA, KHULI CHANA, CASSPER NYOVEST .......... the list can go on forever
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never over-compress when you master your songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop/Rap and House music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: That SAUCE; that FLAVOUR; the extra spice to your song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Download/Get the audio files from my (potential) client ....... and pray that the audio do not clip lol For real though, I wouldn't say I have specific "work process". I just do what I can to make sure that everything is well balanced and will sound great on any speaker.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is a very basic home studio. I have two studio monitors, a pair of headphones and a condenser microphone. I work from my laptop (I use both CUBASE & PRO TOOLS), but I'm planning on upgrading all of my equipment.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: RYAN LESLIE Forgive me for stressing this, but this man is a musical genius. The amount of money that he spends on studio, producers, and musicians/instrument players is inspiring. From watching some of his videos on YouTube I learnt that as an artist, producer, and engineer you need to invest a lot of money in order to get to the final product that you desire.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually mix and master their songs and make sure that they are ready for radio play, CD, digital release, etc.