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Recording Academy member, music producer and songwriter. Looking to work with recording artists that are looking to bring their ideas to life with professional music production. Want a sound that you can't get anywhere else? You are in the right place!
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Interview with Kasino Brown
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of everything I have touched because there is a piece of me in every song I have produced, recorded, mixed or mastered.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a Contemporary Jazz album on myself as well as LPs on J Gist and Carmen.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: MouseQuake (Mixer/Engineer) Quincy Thompson (Songwriter)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both analog and digital. My productions are always a mixture of digital and analog instruments. I normally mix digitally and master analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you are going to get something no one else has.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music and I love creating new music and contributing something to the world that can make a person feel a certain way.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers always ask me what I charge. And my answer is "it depends on what we are working with."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that I am a R&B guy. I do all types of music. My catalog covers a wide range of music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your PRO? What is you timeline/deadline? What is the plan for the song i.e. release, promotion etc.?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Come prepared and ready to work. This is business. Nothing is personal.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MPC2000, Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO headphones, Novation X-Station 25 key synth, MacBook Pro and a solar panel to power my equipment.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as an recording engineer intern in a recording studio and have been at this almost 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am completely outside the box.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with YOU! We will probably end up with something amazing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Capture all of your ideas. You may record an instrument or vocal part that doesn't necessarily fit at the moment, but could be used in post or a remix. Don't be a afraid to experiment.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to work on music that I feel. I get a lot of requests for R&B, but my Jedi Hip-Hop skills are strong as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a classically trained pianist, so I am melodic and I play real instruments, i.e. drums, guitar etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my sound and originality. I tend to avoid the trends and give the artist a song that will translate timelessly.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically I listen to the artist's previous works to get an idea of their voice and vocal range and then I go from there based on the feel of the song we are looking to capture i.e. party, sexy, laid back.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro, AKAI MPC (usually 2000) and a keyboard controller. Most studios I would out of have a have some sort of digital console whether an SSL or Sony and vocals are always on a Neumann U87 or TLM103.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen to a ton of music and lots of people inspire me. Everyone from Stevie Wonder to David Foster, George Clinton to Paul McCartney, Lionel Ritchie to Peter Gabriel. I am well rounded when it comes to what inspires me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a music producer for most of my clients. I work with them on developing their idea into a full blown song either through browsing my catalog for available works or creating a new work from scratch.