Meer Music Effigy Award Winner for best acoustic song HMA best acoustic song nominee Inspire Song Finalist
I am a versatile singer. My tone has a notable texture that is soothing and memorable.
I have experience in electro pop, soul, house, edm, acoustic, ballad, r&b and gospel
Here are reviews from people of significance in the industry.
GRAMMY WINNER LUIS MARTINEE
"Your vocals have magic in them."
JUNO WINNER MICHAEL HANSON
"You have a voice at the highest pro level"
"Rarely does a voice catch my attention like this."
" Truly great voice."
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Interview with Michael Ruberu
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I released an EP last year. I cowrote and sang.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A set of original songs that a pro producer has volunteered to finish.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like analog sound with digital convenience.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction guaranteed
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting it right.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Are you available? Let me check my schedule.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Didn't know that there are misconceptions...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to previous work. If you truly believe that the singer's sound will elevate your song, your money is well spent.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar in a TRK case and a solar powered recorder with lots of memory.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for nearly 4 years since I discovered the platform. I have been recording for over 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My voice is smooth with a decent range. My accent is Canadian so I have a neutral annunciation.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like artists that create strong melodies that won't let go of my brain.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Find someone that can do the job well and fast. I can recommend some.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm a natural. Please listen to my other work on the web and see if I have what you are looking for.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the preference of the buyer. Typically I listen to both reference and demo...get clarifications from the buyer, and loop record until I feel I got something worth sharing. It is better to get paid for quality rather than just get paid.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools 10.5 Avantone pro cv-12 C451B Sennheiser e935 Babyface pro LA-610 Mkii MacBook pro Aston Halo
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by the craft of passionate creators. Demo songwriters and producers...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: People prefer me for electronic/house. I have also performed Ballads ,R&B and Pop/
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Reference Track? Important preferences? Timeline?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: House, Electronic, Pop in that order. I have a ballad called "Beautiful" that I am proud of since it is a departure.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My voice and my diplomacy.