A budget friendly Online Production house offering: Full Song tracking: Our house band consists the best musicians Pakistan has to offer Mixing & Mastering Sound Design for films Foley
Base Rock Cafe & Studios is located in the heart of Karachi , Pakistan. Apart from being an event venue Base Rock operates as a Audio/Visual Production house.
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Interview with Hassaan Arif
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Dastan e Sufi. Producing a pure eastern classical album for Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad as they are the only family maintaining there legacy of over 600 years of classical music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Foleys for an upcoming Pakistani feature film.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: New on this forum will definitely update this.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We are a hybrid studio. It all comes down on how to serve a song/production.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creativity Meeting new like minded people almost every day.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Although we try to be budget friendly but that's the number one question.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open regarding any information or portfolio required.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neumann u87 Avid Eleven An electric guitar Bass guitar A pair of headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 2008 and still counting.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Though it's a dream project but my all time favourite artist is Steven Taylor from Aerosmith.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Garbage in is Garbage out should be the motto of every artist/Producers.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Sound design for films Albums Foleys
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Classical Eastern music
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A) It should be at par with current commercial standards globally. B) The essence of the band should shine through
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We work on a scratch track and let the band build the song from there. Normally a band comes in and we record the whole band live if required we do punch a few takes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The studio is designed to cater all your audio production requirement. Studio A is for Tracking and foley whereas Studio B is designed for Mix & Masters
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Clearmountain Chris Lord Algee Hans Zimmer Rohail Hayat
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & Mastering