I started playing the piano at age 4. Got into producing at age 12. 20 years later I still LOVE what I do! I have worked with TDE, Epic Records, Konvict Muzik, Will.I.Am, Ichiban Don, Daylyt and more. Created original music for the 2021 Campbell's Soup re-branding campaign. Created music for TV networks such as MTV, Oxygen Network, E! and more.
My services are listed below. If there's something you need that isn't on this list, please feel free to contact me.
*Foley & FX
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Interview with Orian
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality. ALWAYS QUALITY. I take my work seriously and you can bet that if my name is credited on that project somewhere in fine print, then I'm going to do everything in my power to make it sound as close to perfect as I can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When the finished product gives you goosebumps after hearing the same song a trillion times, you know it's something special.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's the iceberg effect. Sometimes, when you effortlessly throw something together or mix a record in just a few hours, people think it's easy and wonder why they're paying so much for the service. What they don't see is the decades of trial and error it took to make it look that way.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: No matter who you choose, you get what you pay for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, interface, midi keyboard, headphones, solar powered air conditioner.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing the piano in 1991 and began producing in 2001.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There's no substitute or short cut to putting in the time and effort consistently.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Producing and Mixing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring over 28 years of classical piano training (I also play some guitar/bass guitar and drums), over 20 years of music production, recording AND mixing experience, and a crazy work ethic.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends. There's no ONE "process" for creative work. I just start somewhere and try to get myself into that "flow state". If I'm mixing or mastering a record, I just start with the basics and go further into detail with each version.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a production/recording studio in Los Angeles, CA with equipment including: *U87 Microphone *Avalon 737 Preamp *UA Apollo 16 interface *PC AND Apple *Protools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase ready + MANY more instruments
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The G.R.E.A.T. Tape 2 by Namebrand (currently NMBRND). I had the opportunity to engineer 90% of the tracks on that mixtape and be involved in the creative process along the way. Released on Epic Records in 2016.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are SO many. French Kiwi Juice is one of the first that comes to mind. He's a musical genius.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Hip-Hop R&B Electronic Ambient/Downtempo Bass Film Scores Classical Compositions Rock/Indie/Metal
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Why limit yourself? It's not about the gear. It's about how you use it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: John Ho is a close friend of mine and he is also one of the best producers/mix engineers I have had the pleasure of working with. Check him out!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production/composing, recording, mixing, sound design/foley