Want a professional Analog feel? Need to take your song to the next level? I can do that through sound design, strings composition, arrangement, playing keys, and mixing and mastering, to deliver the best possible version of your song.
Jon is a Charlotte, NC based composer. Growing up taking apart computers while learning drums and keys, he now uses those combined skills with his creative work on film, solo projects and other artists. His work shows a talent for producing music that inspires a feel and experience that perfectly matches a scene.
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Interview with Jon Gegelman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently released a new EP of my own. I composed, sound designed, mix and mastered it myself under "Jon Gegelman"
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing a few albums for film placements
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog and some digital. Analog just sounds warmer and can be manipulated in ways that digital (for now) can't. I defiantly use some digital when it is the right texture to go with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To bring their music the life it deserves
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Brining and idea to life sonically
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm quiet
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What feel and vibe do you want? Do you have any instrumentation in mind? Do you have any ideas you'd like to see?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with your gut. Make sure you hire someone with a treated room. If it sounds good there it'll sound good anywhere.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Moog Matriarch, Macbook, Apollo Twin, Piano, Rhodes
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing music for 10 years. I started playing drums and keys in bands then moved to live mixing for a while. After that I started composing for film & video and being doing that ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: vintage electronic analog
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Olafur Arnlods. Because he keeps it simple
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overthink it, feel it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soundtrack, soft pop, neo post classical
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: composing and sound design
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique warm analog / lofi vibes are my speciality
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Really depends on your needs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Acoustic treated space with Yamaha HS8 monitors ran by and Universal Audio Apollo Twin. Instruments include a 1972 Fender Rhodes, Moog Matriarch, a number of tape machines, and loads of software plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Noize London, Nils Frahm, Olfaur Arnalds, MuteMath, Coldpaly, Bon Iver,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composing. Recording synths, pianos, keys. Mixing & Producing