With over 10 years of experience in the music production and audio engineering field, I provide my clients with the much needed professionality and creativity to set them apart from their competition in this much clouded branch. The music I create has a different sound than my peers, which is influenced by the Middle-Eastern sound.
My music productions are influenced by sounds and melodies of Persia, Egypt, Arabia, Greece and more. However, I also incorporate today's Hip-hop, R&B and Pop sounds just to name a few.
Working with a client means exploring their world and feel what kind of vibe and sound they would need. This goes for both productions and engineering.
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Interview with Ashkan Nouri
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing custom made instrumental beats is what I do most nowadays. I also get alot of mixing and mastering requests.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Michael Jackson
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The Icon Qcon Pro X is the heart of my studio. Fuethermore I use a MIDI keyboard for my music productions. The studio also contains a SE Electronics X1 microphone which produces a pristine quality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all the client and I discuss the genre, mood, tempo and type of sound their project needs. After that I start with the production/engineering. I keep the client up to date all the way throughout the production/engineering proces. In between starting and finishing proces I leave room for suggestions and revisions.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I always do is work on a song the way my client wants me to. Meaning, I work on getting the right sound that fits my client's project perfectly. I am all for perfection and creativity. I do not like to rush things and leave thr client with a half-baked end result. This is aso why I have for over 95% god reviews and testimonials.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing creativity into a song. Coming up with ideas and effects that nobody else would have thinked of. This goes also for generl song concepts.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My main focus right now is working on a wide range of genres, styles and moods, but my.own favorite style contains influences from ethnicities such as Persia, Egypt, Arabia and Greece. I use sounds and influences from the aforementiond styles and incorporate them with modern-day Hip-hop, Pop, Trap, R&B and more.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have your own sound. This may seem like a cliché and it may also sound very easy, but it isn't that simple. It is really necessary though. When I look around on the internet, I see and hear that most songs sound the same. You do not want to be that type of artist, or you will be overlooked by many passionate music lovers.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Jackson's music is something I would love to work on. For me, he stood for perfection. That is something I strive to give on every project I work on: perfection.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique, different, original, irreplaceable.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: As far as i can remember I have been playing and making music. It all began with guitar lessons when i ws just a kid. After that I widened my interests within music and started producing and shortly after that I also started mixing and mastering. In the meantime I also got keyboard lessons and graduated at the AVA Studios in the Netherlands for Music Production & Audio Engineering.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Icon Qcon Pro X, any MIDI keyboard, PreSonus Studio One, NI Komplete and Waves Complete.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The most important thing is to see if the provider is able to create the sound that the client needs or already works with. Whats also important is if the provider leaves room for creativity by the cient.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: For recordings: deliver high quality sounding recordings with no errors (clicks, pops, distortion etc). The better your recordings, the better the end-production. For instrumental beat productions: use your creative imagination and freedom.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am not capable of doing all genres. I am. It's just that when I am producing music for myself, it's mostly Hip-hop, Trap, R&B and Pop.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They would want a specific sryle for their music. Some like their beats/songs to be simple and others like to have more complexity in it. It might also be about the style of melodies or the use of particular instruments.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every single thing. I think what's the vey best of it is being able to deliver the word a piece of yourself through creativity. What's also important for me os to create a better, happier and more loving world with what I do.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Perfection, uniqueness and creativity. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it gives me more freedom. The possibilities are endless.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Piblishing my full cataogue of music on my website and other sites. I am also working on several instrumental project aswell as a remix project.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Rocky Dope's EP which is called "Crack Kills". It's very creative in every aspect of it.