Scandinavian producer, composer and engineer based in East London. I've worked with major labels such as RCA Records and EMI, produced music and sound for award winning theatre shows, mixed and produced for indie artists from all sorts of genres, and engineered for companies such as SBTV and Vogue.
I moved to London two years ago, and since I've produced more than 20 different artists and engineered and mixed for more than I can count. I have a small studio in Hackney and also work as a resident producer and senior engineer at Soho Sonic's two top recording studios in central London, so I can accommodate anything from solo artists to full bands.
I'm a multiinstrumentalist and have an educational background in sound design and music production. I've always experimented with all types of genre, so I can easily adapt to whatever genre is asked of me.
A few highlights from my past year:
- Music and sound for Dante Or Die's award winning theatre show User Not Found (UK)
- Production for Toni Romiti (RCA Records, US)
- Engineering for Tiana Major9 and PRGSHN (UK)
- Engineering for Morrisson and Tricky (SBTV, UK)
- Production for GORKI Theatre's show Roma Armee (DE)
- Assistant engineering for Callum Scott (Capitol Records, US)
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Interview with Oscar Moos
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mark Ronson, Arca, J. Cole, Jorja Smith, Joe Hisashi, Mac Miller, Sevdaliza, Anderson .Paak, Robert Glasper
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I tend to use recordings of the artist I'm producing as instruments quite a lot. I especially like synthesizing vocals in a granular synthesizer. I usually use a granular synthesizer because it doesn't necessarily give away that it's actually a human voice. It also makes the track more tailored to the artist since this sound/instrument is unique and can never be 100% recreated by anyone else.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm open to work in almost any style, but when I work for myself, or just produce for fun, I'd describe my style as experimental electronic, usually with melancholic melodies played on dusty synthesizers over jazzy harmonies. I tend to use a lot of organic sound design to make the track feel warmer and more "real".
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix a lot of music for all types of artists, and do a lot of engineering for bands at the moment, but my main focus is full song productions. I take songs from the absolut scratch to professionally sounding, mixed, mastered and ready to release.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm a resident in Soho Sonic's two top studios in Camden and Soho. For a full gearlist plus a 3D tour of the two studios go to Soho Sonic's website: http://www.sohosonic.com/gallery/ I also have a smaller studio in Hackney from where I do a lot of my productions. In this studio I have a lot of things I've collected over the years. A few synths (Polysix, MS-20, Casiotone 202) Akai Rhythm Wolf drum machine and an SP-404 sampler. Various MIDI controllers and keyboards I have the Origin mic from Aston Genelec 8030a's and Yamaha HS-07's Mackie Onyx 1620i mixer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I'm producing for an artist, I like to start by doing a session of just jamming the song with the artist, look over the songwriting and melodies, talk about their ideas and how they envision the sound. At the end of these sessions I like to record a quick demo for me to work from. After this I'll do a few session by myself (or with the artist if they wish to attend) of developing the concept and style for the song, and then start building up the instrumental around the guide vocals. When the sound and style of the instrumental is in place, and there's a defined structure in the song, we'll start recording the vocals. I work with the artist to get the best possible performance from them, comp and edit the vocals and help come up with harmonies and backing vocals. After the vocal production I will usually do some sessions either attended by the artist or by myself, of finalizing the beat. After I get the final approval from the artist, I'll mix the track, and when that's approved, send it off to my trusted mastering engineers.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm doing two EP's for two different indie artists, I'm working on an album for another artist, and I'm involved in various singles for very different artists. I also just finished working on the music and sound design for Dante Or Die's theatre show User Not Found, which was completely sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year and won the Fringe Ground Breaker Award (The Wee Review) and Best Theatre Show (Broadway World 2018).
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm currently working on a project for an israeli singer who wants to mix traditional middle eastern instruments with experimental electronic sound design and music. She sings in hebrew and a lot of the electronic elements I've created is made from synthesizing her vocals. She brought a oud and dulcimer player who plays on the song, and I think the texture of those two instruments mixed with my electronic beats and sound design is turning into a very interesting project.