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Joel Ferber is a producer, engineer, and guitarist based out of Los Angeles, California. His diverse background in engineering, songwriting, guitar performance, sound design and production allows him to give the right approach to any project he pursues. Although Joel's skill set allows him to excel in a wide variety of genres, he specializes in alternative rock and EDM/pop production.
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Interview with Joel Ferber
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: This month I am working on: -Producing an EP for a new artist -Producing a new single for a repeat client -Mixing/mastering for a few different bands and pop artists -Finishing vocal production on the next single for my artist project
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is to always go the extra mile to make sure that the product reaches it's highest potential.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My favorite part about my job is listening back to a day's work at the end of a session. I enjoy remembering the vision that we established at the beginning of the day, and hearing what it has turned into by the end of the day.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I can turn a poorly recorded song into a polished, radio-ready masterpiece. If the audio quality is low to begin with, then there will not be much I can do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I typically ask my clients a few questions. What are your top influences? Can you build me a playlist with your top influences and sound-alikes? Is there a deadline? Will I be doing any editing or tuning?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice for a customer looking to hire me would be to have all of the details ready of what you're looking to hire me for, and then send me a message and we can go from there!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out working as an assistant at recording studios, and eventually broke off to take on my own personal clients as a producer, and mixing engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my production style as clean and precise. I could describe my writing style as a combination between radio pop/electronic, and alternative rock.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Grey, because I think they have a very unique and clean production sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Focus on improving the sounds that you already have, instead of adding new ones.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop/electronic music, or pop/rock.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a wide variety of skills such as intermediate sound design, over ten years of guitar playing experience, songwriting, audio engineering, and a highly trained musical ear. I believe that the quality of the song takes precedent over any other details, and I always keep that in mind when approaching any project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically begin by getting a strong sense for the artists style and direction. One way of doing this is by having the artist build me a playlist of the top 10 songs that inspire them, and that they think sound similar to what they are going for. Once I have a strong grasp on their style, I can start to form a vision for the project. I'll sit down with the artist for 8-10 hours at a time, and write/produce in the style that we've established for their direction. My production process typically starts by writing a few chord progression or melodies until we find the write vibe, and then building off of that.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from a small studio with a drum kit, small selection of guitar amps, and a vocal booth. My desk has a pair of Mackie HR824's, a 2018 Macbook Pro, an Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Interface. I typically use my Warm Audio WA87 as my go-to microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Zedd, Grey, Stephen, Eden, Ghost Atlas, and I The Mighty.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production is the most common type of work that I do for clients. This includes co-writing songs for the artist, and creating a fully produced track, tailored to the artist's unique style.