I am a graduate student with a music technology degree from Salford University in Manchester UK, I have a long history of different skills such as, mixing music (mixing engineer), mastering music (mastering engineer), live sound (front of house mixing at events), music composition, (music production), film music (Foley & sound design), recording,
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Interview with Connor Wiseman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An audio visual experience through the BBC media city buildings in Manchester. Proud of it because it was all live, there was one take, someone on live visuals and a few bands and performances doing the same. And it worked very well, the whole thing just went great.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because they are both great for different things.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The work will be done and it will be a professional level.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I am able to do what they ask.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I just produce music and they don't understand I have an all around the board set of skills and this is my life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style, what would you like done, how long is the time frame.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's have a chat and see what I can do for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My mac, my keys, my speakers, a microphone, and a tape recorder.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Iv been doing this since I was about 17 until now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mostly industrial meets ambient
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Thievery corporation, most likely because they have such a broad understanding of world music and using different hardware equipment.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be careful with using to many sounds in one project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: If I'm working on my own it's underground dance music. But if it's someone else's I could work on anything.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Experience of creative and dynamic processing. As well as musical ideas.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work for around about 6 hours at a time from the morning to mid day, possibly longer some days. I start by always referencing projects to make sure whatever I'm going to be doing is going to sound as good as my best work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work through Logic X, with midi triggers and keys, some pieces of hardware like the Moog sub 37. I also work through yamaha monitors with great AIAIAI headphones if I'm not using the monitors. I have recording equipment set up if I need to do any Foley work and iv also got my own portable recording device for when I'm out of my studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brian Eno,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly it would be mixing and mastering their music, as well as sound design and composition for film.