Over a decade experience making music! I love telling stories over beats. I'm a one of a kind singer/songwriter looking to give more life and quality to your next project!! Lets get to work.
So, here's the deal! I'm a writer, singer, rapper, producer, and mixing/mastering engineer. Yes, you read that right. I have produced three full length projects featuring myself, and recorded and produced for countless other artists in the Bay area. I'm looking to connect with you and many other talents, and I'd love to take a shot at your next hit record!
I can write your song, verse or chorus. I can rap/sing what you've already written. And I can do so much more! Looking forward to giving you high caliber work!
No vulgar or explicit content, please!
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This man is simply amazing at what he does! He can sing, rap, and Beast producer!! He he reminds me of Kanye.... Hire him today you will not be disappointed at all!
Interview with Randeaux
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: One misconception is that what I do is very easy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Akai MPK Mini MK Keyboard, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Interface, Genelec 8340A 6.5" Powered Studio Monitors, Blue 'The Mouse' Condenser Microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started producing right out of high school in 2005, when a friend introduced me to FL Studio. From there, my passion for creating music grew, and I got into sampling, recording, and mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 2015 Macbook Pro, Avid Mbox 2, Logic Pro X, FL Studio 20, Blue Baby Bottle Microphone, Tannoy Reveal 502 Speakers, Beyer Dynamic DT 770 Pro Headphones.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I'm working of crafting content and the theme music for a podcast that I am the executive producer for.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Wes writer and Rioux V, most definitely.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I want to get as many details as I can about their complete vision.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to their reference tracks. Have them show you their current works.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I believe my style is fluid, though I do lean towards hip-hop, rap. I definitely love blending elements from all styles and eras of music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-hop, rap, pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear. I have a great ear for editing and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I take inspiration from Quincy Jones, Kevin Parker, and Ludwig Goransson.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly production, editing and mixing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Kevin Parker and Tame Impala. I'd love to see their creative process and the mixing of their drums.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix on monitors and headphones.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel I approach every song with a sense of my best work. I want every idea to come to full fruition, and push for that to happen.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Discuss needs with client, research any comparable industry references, get to work!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I prefer the more mobile approach, not having racks and racks of hardware taking up space to run your vocal rig. I do see many benefits of hardware, just not my preference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do everything in my power to get you the sound satisfaction you desire!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the creative freedom the most. Getting to choose which sounds to accentuate or diminish, and arrangement of the sounds as well.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers will frequently ask about turnaround time. Depending on the workload and project details, within the week once work has commenced.