ROBN is a creative director and record producer + Vocalist/ Songwriter based in Auckland New Zealand. A finalist on "The Voice" Australia, Robin is a sentient songwriting force of nature. Currently based in Melbourne, He's worked with Sony BMG and Universal Music's Grammy-winning producers and the world-renowned Mickey Shiloh.
Mentored by Alicia Keys, Guy Sebastian and Trademarked as ROBN, he is a relentless, diverse and hauntingly dynamic artist with a passion for progressive electronic music and cinematic urban chants with writing styles that vary from Pop - Progressive House - Soul & R&B.
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Been a blast to work with. Hope to work with ROBN more.
Robin is an individual who is not only talented but will also go the extra mile to get things right for your project. He has over 15 years experience working in this field and is well connected in the industry. Listen to his song “Something Amazing” which speakers for it self. Highly recommend.
Interview with ROBN
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't let technique get in the way of emotion.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Mostly I think it is important to understand the character and message behind what is trying to be conveyed but also I have a business background so targeting is important sometimes too but also things like time frame Expextancy, Prefered Keys, Tone and mood ...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Macbook, a Manley reference mic an Avalon compressor or Neve and an RME converter and some KRK Rocket VXT's (presuming I wouldnt need extras to power it all)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Absolutely Mickey Shiloh and anyone she knows
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analouge. There is just something about how it deals with the digital information and particularly "air" that give audio a certain sense of nostalgic luxury that will just never be digitally captured.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on big cinematic and dynamic electronic arrangements.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jon Bellion, James Blake, The Weeknd, Drake, Imagine Dragons, Diplo, DJ Snake
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a singer/song writer/producer/ Topliner
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say my style is deffinitely a journey with some type of moment you will remember
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with SIA, shes from my neck of the woods she captured the world in a disruptive way that defied what the world typically expects of a pop act and she did it on her own terms all the way to the top.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocals and vocal arrangement are deffinitely my strong point.