Starting as a guitar player and continuing as an engineer, I have been in the music business for the entirety of my career. I have produced, engineered, mixed music from different genres, ranging from acoustic and classical to my clientele of EDM and global bass acts.
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Interview with Gelby
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a Global Bass EP for Carthnage, has a mix of North African Grooves with Middle Eastern Vocals.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tchad Blake
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because both have different uses.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your music will sound and feel great after the final mix.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative process and listening to the final mix vs the rough mix.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: What is your turn around time? A: Every project is different?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I do the same as a Dj.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where I can listen to their music? Their top 3 artists that inspire them and their music? Their Project deadline? Their Project budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to previous work of your potential providers and pick whoever you feel happy working with personally and professionally as well.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop UA-Interface Neumann U87 Focal/Sennheiser Headphones Guitar Amp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a guitar player when I was a kid and start mixing 8 years ago and been doing that ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with inspiring artists who are eager to develop and build a long-lasting career in the music industry
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I wrote an article recently on a number of strategies for release. I think it's quite useful with actionable points. https://www.overdub.co.uk/blog/release
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Global Bass - EDM- Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to interpret creative input and apply it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Damn good mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: #1: Discuss project needs, delivery time, budget...etc. #2: Send out a detailed proposal the client explaining the process with every single detail outlined. #3: Secure dates and start mixing #4: Revisions untill clients are satisfied #5: Delivery
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in different studios to support different artist levels and budgets.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Difficult to type down a long list. I would say : Tchad Blake - Diplo - Quincy Jones