I am all about the emotion that comes in a melody and chords which sparks my creativity to execute the final product.
I like to work on a project that has a base which needs someone to make the full thing happen. I've been producing music for over 4 years and started studying music production in Berlin lately. I have this special sense for emotions that special chords and melodies trigger within me. I start to have visions which help place the song in a direction that makes sense for all parties.
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Interview with Maxomar
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am really proud of Filosofa. We are two guys who met in Berlin through university. We started to connect really good on a musical and human level so we started working. we really complement each other's workflow and have a similar understanding for the vibe we want to go for musically. We work really fast and easy, which led to our first releases pretty quickly. Currently, we are working on promoting our work to find more people that can connect to our music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently developing my solo and side projects to make them happen on a professional level.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating something new that wasn't there before which has the chance of many people connecting to it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: In what direction is the song going generally? What audience is the final product aimed at? Which key elements should be in the song to make it unique to the client's style?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The energy of finishing a song once the idea comes together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Go for analog once you understand what you are missing out on digitally and as soon as you can afford it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will be honest if I feel like the job is not the right fit.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You need tons of gear to make a hit record.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, infinite power supply, piano, good speakers and a decent mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studying music production after producing music for over 4 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: High energy sound that makes people dance while underlining great emotion through harmony.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Cut, don't boost.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Future Bass, Hip Hop Beats, Electro Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Motivate all parties so that the song comes out as the best version it can be.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start to layout chords and melody to build a drop with. I usually build a break separately and then connect the two. After that, I lay down the arrangement and do variations or slight changes so the full song makes sense.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: KRK Rokit 6, Macbook Pro 15", Steinberg UR22mk2, M-AUDIO Oxygen61, Rode NT1-A
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Jon Bellion
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song production