Music Producer, Mixing, Master
My goal is to fulfill my clients requirements and at the same time make the best out of the project!
I am a graduate from Full Sail University who specializes in music production. I also share skills of mixing, mastering, vocal editing, vocal comping, editing, sound design, etc. With over 800 plus exclusive original instrumentals. For business inquires please contact email@example.com.
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Interview with Roderick Starks
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It's hard to say, I'm mostly proud of how each time I work on music or sound designing my skills get better and better. Learning more there is to know about production, mixing, and mastering. My role is just about the same for the most part. I usually let the artist/client share their vision with me first, then follow their vision, and later see what I can add to make things better and sometimes give advice.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you want to go with your vision? And, how could I help us get there?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for someone that could provide quick and reliable services, with reasonable fees? Then I am the guy for the job.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style or sound as simple, big, and catchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with artists that have a rare and raw talent that have a signature style or something unique about them that separates them from everyone else. I admire those types of artists because they have a special talent that no one else has in the market.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One music production tip that I can share would be don't stress yourself out while creating something special. Let it come natural at first, and then figure out what else you might want to add later.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always give it my all every time I have the opportunity.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating and learning things in the process. There's nothing like doing your job and perfecting your craft at the same time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question that I get from customers is "Could you get my track to sound like this?" It helps with listening to the reference track that a customer shares with me, but I tell my customers, "that could be the threshold, and we can try to push to make it sound better as well".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is "just making beats, or the music". That is not the case, I like to be a part of the overall track or project if possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to bring songs to life by either adding my own touch in some type of way or find what is missing or could help in a song that could help bring it to life.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently, I have a really basic studio setup, but it gets the job done. I plan on saving up to buy more gear soon.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently finishing a rap/hip hop album with a friend (the hip hop artist) of mine. My role was to co produce, mix, and master the entire project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital is okay, but there is nothing like hands-on control. So I would say analog.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would defiantly need my computer, some speakers, a midi keyboard, microphone, and headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to be a music producer, the person responsible for not just creation, but the entire vision of the song or project. I began experimenting with making music since the age of 8.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I can create any type of music especially if there is a reference available, but I mostly work on Hip Hop/Rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my strongest skill is my timing. Getting a good amount of work done in a short amount of time.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I like to sit and listen to the original song or project a few times. After, I make my critiques on what the track needs and is missing if any. Then, the work begins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Well, I listen to a variety of different music sometime for inspiration. If I had to choose two musicians that inspire me the most off the top of my head I would have to say Dr. Dre and DJ Quik. Those guys are incredible, and their catalogues of work speaks for themselves. As far as similarities between them and myself, I would say our skills are not limited. It is a full experience from producing the music to mixing and mastering.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for clients is either producing the record or mixing the record, but mostly both.