Hi, my name is Shaul Bustan. I am a composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist (Oud, Double bass and Mandolin). I will gladly write an original composition, an arrangement for orchestra, choir or ensemble for your project (film, album or song) and record it. And I can record my playing on the Oud for your project. I can play almost anything ;-)
Hi, my name is Shaul Bustan. I am a composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist (Oud, Double bass and Mandolin). Originally I am from the South of Israel, but Berlin has been my home since 2011.
I will gladly write an original composition, an arrangement for orchestra, choir or ensemble for your project (film, album or song) and also record for you the music that I composed or arranged with real instruments or a combination.
For that I have a small, fully equipped home studio for small to medium productions. And also more than 20 years of experience, recording, mixing and mastering.
I can also record my playing on the Oud (the Arabic lute) for your project. You can write me sheet music (I can play almost anything ;-)), send me a recording, or just let me improvise over your song and give your creation a new twist.
Check my website for references and just send me a message with your request and we will continue from there.
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Interview with Shaul Bustan
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the different experience with different people and different projects.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How fast can you finish the job? As fast and good as possible!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The people that hire me knows exactly that they’re in a good hands and there is no misconception about what I do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you exactly want? Need?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be a specific as you can I know exactly what you want or let me decide what is good for your song. Everything in between take too much time usually.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I think I will skip everything and probably only sing!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’m playing music since I am six years old. Composing and producing songs since I am 11. Professionally more than 20 years.I have two Bachelor in music and a master in composition and conducting.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mixture of classical music with World music and Jazz with a bit of a rocky attitude.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing and Oud playing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I will bring to your a song a new flavor. Some Middle East sound mixed with classical approach and a bit of Jazz.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first compose for you the computer demo, Then after you agree I go on recording it. The same goes when I record an Oud, first some example then the real thing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small studio with all what I need to make your project a wonderful sounding product. MacBook Pro with logic, VSTs and Waves plug-ins, Good audio interface and Røde Microphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There is too many to mention...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composition for Film, Oud playing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Good question, It’s depend on the project. I have only the possible to record digital. But always looking forward to analog sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do the best job that I can.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Toprak 2020: worldwide awards winning German/turkey movie from Sevgi and Chris Hirschhäuser. I composed the music, played Oud, Double bass and Piano and recorded, mixed and did the mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Album of Jazz and world music with other four musicians from Berlin.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Héloïse Lefebvre
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be authentic as possible and know always what or who need to be in first place. (in a positive way)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually I am walking with my own music and projects but a lot of music for the Theater and movies.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Again there is so many good artists there. I would like to work with all of them. ;-)