Let me help you make the song that you hear in your head. I'm a producer and composer based in Argentina. My main musical focus is in modern metal but I've branched out of the genre with more than satisfactory results.
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Interview with Otsuwa
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Vocal comping is key in modern music. Using several different takes to create a perfect main vocal track is the best way to achieve a modern sound. Also compress the vocals lightly in two or more stages rather than a harsh compression using only one instance.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the simplistic yet enthralling songwriting of Dave Grohl, the genre-bending sound of Slipknot and also a lot of modern pop, which is in itself an amalgamation of a lot of diferent genres. Some other artists I take inspiration from are: Korn, Nirvana, the Misfits, blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park, Meshuggah, Sepultura, Hatebreed and Underoath, among many many others. As a producer I admire the work of Sean Beavan, Jerry Finn, Michael Beinhorn, Ross Robinson, Howard Benson, Joey Sturgis, John Feldmann, Rick Rubin and Kris Crummett.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to work within the heavier genres of music like modern metal and hardcore, while also producing metal-influenced trap, but I don't close myself only to that sound and I've succesfully branched out multiple times, having done work in pop, bedroom pop, acoustic, post-rock, synthwave, post-punk and straight up rock n' roll.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Quickness and resolution. I know how to work in a quick and effective way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I usually bring fresh ideas and can scramble up the sound of a song, but all done with, in my opinion, a good criteria. I respect the artist's vision and I don't intend to force my ideas unto them, I only want to bring their vision to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Clients usually come with an idea or a rough draft of a song, and we talk about what the artist is looking for, what they want their sound to be, and I tend to round up in the spot and we do scratch vocals, as to have a more accurate idea of what the song would sound. Then I do most of the work on my own, and send "dailies" to the artist to see if theres anything they don't like or want to change, when we come to the final song structure and sound they come in to record (or we set up a remote recording session) to have the final vocal tracks, which I process and mix with the rest of the song, I do a final mix and send it to master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is fairly minimal. Virtually all of my work is done via VST plugins, which I use in a knowledgeable way, and I also can adjust to a bigger studio setting without any problems.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work is all inclusive (other than mastering), but usually clients come with an idea of a song and my job is to compose, record, arrange, engineer and mix to bring their idea to life.