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Interview with YCCMD
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 5 years. I started out by teaching myself some guitar, then harmony, I'm currently brushing up on my piano and honing my mixing skills. Production is rather boring when sample hunting so i try and rely on them as little as I can.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced, wrote, recorded, mixed all of my songs. Though the beginning was rough, feedback was harsh, i got better. I never thought i would do this for a job and i now do. It's a proud moment when given little next to no chance, to manage to exceed your own expectations.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: One album for an independent artist, an EP for a soon to be launched female artist and my own 3rd EP.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In a perfect world, analog, because of the freedom natural distortion offers. Digital is getting increasingly better and i feel the differences become to small to a consumer's ear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I do my best.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The level of emotion when you finish and post a new song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If tracking is hard to do by yourself and my answer is always no.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mixing is not important.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust me
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, A looper, the shure sm57, a mechanically rechargeable generator and a big ass amp or speaker
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Brendon Urie, because i consider him to be a proper all-rounded artist. He can write, play, sing and produce.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: High pass everything. Whatever low end doesn't need to be there must go.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything goes
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try and build around an artist and push the song to a point where the artist himself is not only satisfied, but surprised.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I might start building on some rhythm in Cubase, i could have some chords on the piano or guitar. I'll loop whatever i have and them work on some melody and songwriting. When a simple idea is starting to emerge it's easy to push it enough to become a viable product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio, as well as a recording studio. The gear i use is: Rme Ucx, Blue Bluebird mic, Shure sm 57, Beta 58a, a Hammer 88 Keyboard from M-audio,Taylor and Fender acoustic and electric guitars.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love good songwriting so there's Ben Caplan, Mick Flannery, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen. I love good production value, though I can't specifically name one. I feel producers as well as other professionals are more or less on the same level. It's either good or bad.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I can handle pretty much anything an artist has to throw at me, but i mainly produce.