I'm a music producer with experience working with twitch streamers, vocalists, and have my own personal library of music that I've been working on. I'm currently enrolled at full sail university getting a bachelor's in music production which is giving me the tools and knowledge to produce something perfect for your needs.
My name is Chase or (ThereWereDragons) I'm a music producer based in Texas with a large background in music theory, musical genres, production, and have a wide range of knowledge in music history. I'm currently gaining my bachelor's degree in music production to help further my success and knowledge of music. I have helped twitch streamers with music, solo artists, and produce my own music for Spotify, youtube, Soundcloud, and Itunes. I have experience and knowledge in LogicProX, Pro Tools, And FL Studio. I strive to make something that can really connect with people, as an artist in music, our main goal is to connect and relate to the people listening, and that's exactly what I plan to do.
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Interview with ThereWereDragons
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I think my favorite project is "The Water" I created the entire song myself and I just think it was an awesome milestone for me, it was a song where I could really hear my progress as an artist and producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im currently working on a project of my own, created to spread the word that we are all on this planet together, and if we wanna progress we need to work together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work with digital simply because I don't own analog, but I would love to work with both one day.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is, I will work as hard as I can for you, do what needs to be done and if it's not a good match musically or in any other way, you won't have to pay me for the work.I don't think its right to make someone pay for a track they can't use or isn't what they are looking for. All producers are different, and sometimes you just aren't gonna match with everyone.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to share thoughts and emotions through music, it connects to everyone in some way shape or form, and I think that's bigger than anything else.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think the biggest thing is people think that all you do is hit a few buttons to program drums and add a loop and that's it, there's so much more than that, there's sound design, mastering, building rhythms and creating melodies, staying within a key, creating a beat to match a track, mastering. there is so much that goes into production and I think a lot of people do truly see the work that goes into their favorite songs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound are you looking for? what kind of genre are you wanting, what inspired you to need production work done, and how can I make this perfect for you.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific as you can, when a client tells me general things they want or need, I end up having to guess and it comes out different than what the client wanted. Try and be specific and even have a reference track, it just makes everything go a lot faster and smoother for both parties.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook pro, headphones, phone, kindle, and a midi keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is music production. I'm getting my bachelor's in music production and I plan on doing this for the rest of my life. Music is everything. when it comes to production, I'm about 2 years in, when it comes to music and theory, I'm nearing 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as open. If you go through my demos or full songs, you might not hear any specific style, maybe sticking to a genre, but there is a wide variety within those genres, so I think it's hard to stick to one specific style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: San Holo is the artist that comes to mind. His music is incredibly moving and each one of his songs has a specific meaning and more emotion than a lot of artists I hear, he presents himself as a genuine, carrying a human being, and I think it's a dream to work with him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take breaks. One of the biggest things that I notice is I will be working on a song for hours and end up hating my work and scrap it, then ill come back to it the next day and love the work I did. ear fatigue is a real thing and over time you won't hear your music the same. breaks in between work are important for any artist.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually only work on EDM and Hip-Hop, though I have worked with many different genres such as reggae, country, rock, and the blues.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would have to be structure, I think focusing on the structure of a song is important, just for timing reasons and making everything work together without it sounding like two different things, when a new melody comes in, making sure that it still works with the current song to make it all work together.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a pretty unique style when it comes to electronic music at least, I think each person can musically bring in life experiences, emotions, and real situations to a song. One person won't see a song or the production of the song the same because when you create, you create based on your own experiences. So on top of a vast knowledge of music theory and production, I can also bring my own specific feel and experience to a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by looking through samples, just to get some inspirations, I think the ability to flip a sample and turn it into something entirely new and your own is special. you might hear something in the 8 bar sample that no one else in the world can hear, and I think that's special.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio consists of an IMac, studio headphones, studio monitors, and a studio microphone all linked directly to my audio interface. (all models are on my profile) I use a 25 key midi keyboard when creating rhythms or really anything, I use FL Studio, Logic Pro X, and Pro Tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: A huge inspiration I have comes from the old band Kraftwerk, one of the very first fully electric bands from the 70s out of Germany, they paved the way for electronic music. My other inspirations are pretty wide, ranging from San Holo, Illenium, Seven Lions, and DROELOE, to Drake, Juice WRLD, and other faces in hip-hop.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I've done for clients have been creating specific tracks/beats for their specific need. For example, one client needed music for an intro on twitch, and another needed a track produced for them to sing over and release.