Might be a top notch producer but try me! ;)
I produce EDM mainly but I can also make hip-hop beats that I use for my rap stuff. Don't have recording equipment yet so you can count on me as a producer for the most part. I have been producing and rapping since 2012 so I quite know what I'm doing. I might be a top notch producer but I'll work day & night to come up with a polished and energetic piece! After all, one just keeps getting better with experience! :)
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Interview with I.K.O
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My remix for "Believers" by CID. I made the drop, bridge, mixed it and mastered it. Quite happy with the results to be honest!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I rather keep that as a secret.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, I have everything I need here. All my effects and synths are lined up in my DAW & I only need to click to load any of them. Plus, if I want analog character in my sound I can simply get any of those analog emulations, they're quite good.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Be on good terms with me & I got you, A lion off and on - on that field - I'm a hot one, Well, I'm willing to go all out until you're satisfied with your track.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I do what I love doing the most & make other musicians happy. And those musicians in turn, make other people happy!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: People usually ask if I can turn up certain elements in their track or the overall mastering. Usually, I tell them that it would mess up the balance of the whole song and that they'll have to wait as I'll have to redo the mixing. But for the mastering part I usually try to convince them that they might risk getting their track distorted if played live.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have an initial idea? What feelings do you want to convey on this piece? Do you have a specific reference track? Do you have a vision for this track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be serious and ready at all times.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends, for when I'm producing for example, I always start out with the chords then find a decent kick so I won't be left for dead later on. After that, I build the chorus and then progress to structure the whole track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Just my laptop, Headphones, pen & paper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm mostly inspired by almost all DJ/Producers when it comes to Dance music, guys like: Hardwell , Kill the Buzz, David Guetta & Etc. When it comes to Hip Hop, I enjoy lyrical rappers the most, guys like: Hopsin, Jarren Benton & Futuristic are my go to.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly finalizing a mix, mastering it, writing rap lyrics for when my clients are stuck or lazy, remixing & Producing instrumentals for their releases.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think I'm only a producer, others think I'm only a rapper... Perhaps cause I've picked two styles that aren't quite close...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, a microphone, Power bank, pen & notebook.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm still in high school. About 6 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Energetic, Emotional, Dark, sometimes angry & sometimes frantic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try a new skill every project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly I just do EDM and make Hip Hop beats on the side
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Technical aspects of producing Writing rap lyrics
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can always find that unexpected element to put in a song, how about Energy? I can bring that too