Hi I'm Zak "BumpyTheGreat" Amin producer mix engineer nice to meet you I hope to work with you and help you achieve the sound your looking for
I offer hip hop/rap R&B/Urban and Pop production, Mixing, mastering (digital mastering) vocal production, vocal tuning, also consultations
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Interview with BumpyThe Great
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Did a jingle session with the big bro Bart Scott (NY Jets) super dope session, My Role was Co-Producer/Engineer
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im working on an album for a close friend of mine whom just recently passed away, Im also finishing up my own Personal album and video, Working with a New Soul Artist I just finished mixing his First Song, Working with my Jingle Writing Partners on new material, I also co produce a podcast "Talk It Over"
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I truly don't know, I'm not concerned with what other people are doing that a distraction from ones reality
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. why? because they both have their benefits.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: In this Business no one should be making promises. so I don't give my clients no promises (false hopes) I tell my clients what I will do and I do it.. that makes them happier.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: that I get to empower and uplift people thru song and knowledge
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Yo Bump, how these dudes be getting on so quick? Answer, "those guys u see mostly on the internet are not "On" when they put out a song they know how to work the numbers, so to the average person they look like they're "On" I can help you with that if thats what you want to do".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I actually just sit in a studio all day and night just waiting for sessions.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What Would You like to Get done?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure that the provider actually knows what he/she is doing before diving in, Research!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Mic, Mic Pre/interface, a Laptop w Protools, Midi Controller, Headphones,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: music has always been my career path. I've been doing it since 16. and Professionally since 2009
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: up front in your face. unapologetic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Snoop Dogg, I know that session would be super fun
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When recording vocals be sure to keep the peak of the vocal within the (yellow) range of you daw btwn -9 and -6 db not exceeding -6.. this will insure no overs or nasty digital distortion.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop/Rap, Rnb/Soul
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production/Mixing ..
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my years (24) of knowledge in song creation to any song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Small Studio With A Big Sound.. My Studio is Located In New York City (Brooklyn) the Heart Of Music. Warm Audio U87, SSL SiX Console, SSL - Audient ID 22 & Focusrite Clearett 8 Pre's, RNC Really Nice Compressor, dbx 286 channel strip, Akai MPC Live, Akai Mpk 49, Akai Mpk Mini 2, Apple Mac Pro Tower & Imac, Pro Tools 2020, Uad2 Powered Plug'ins - SSL4000E/G Collection, Classic Bundle Collection, EMT 140, Cooper Time Cube, Oxide Tape, Thermionic Culture Vulture, Precision Enhancer Hz. Plugin-Alliance, Waves, Arturia, Ik Multimedia. and more!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im Inspired by the Industry of music, tho if it were one or two people it would Be Dr. Dre and Timbaland
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing Mixing Mastering