Mixing, editing, recording, vocals
Sound engineer, music producer, programming, instrument player as well as a vocalist with over 20 years of experience, ready to work on your production. From recording, writing, making beats, as well as editing and mixing, ready for release. I like working online with a fast work flow, or having a video conversation, for teaching the craft, or for inspiration. Let's have a chat about your project, and get it done.
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Interview with ShatZmusic
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll give your project my 100%
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: On one hand I love digging in sound, but mostly I like to sit back and just enjoy the music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I ware many hats and I'm influenced by a range of musical genres, although underground bass music and dub culture have been my home for many years now, and their influences as well.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because nowadays it's just damn good, but I wouldn't mind mixing on a fine tuned SSL console any day.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ran Nir
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was an MC for the psytrance duo SUB6, that was quite a ride :)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on the first Yého de Dénia EP and Rimojeki space duo.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only sing reggae and dub.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just be yourself and know that I'm here to make things better, no matter what. I got your back.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing the guitar when I was 13 and have been on stage since I was 17. Over 22 years of experience, on and off stage as well as studio work as a certified sound engineer (P.I.) and a recording artist.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work "in the box" via Logic pro X, a UAD sound card and Waves plugins. Aside from that, my main microphone is a SM7b, some analogue effects, and a Yamaha 100II mixer, as well as a Micro Korg, electric guitar & bass.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: It would be an honour to record Chaka Kahn's vocals. I think there is so much to learn from her about recording an audio performance.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to other music while you're working on yours.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It differs from customers, and I also write for different genres. Could be electronic or could be organic. I'm up for everything as long as you have a good reference.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strong skill is editing and quantising recordings, I have a lot of hours at studios and projects getting the wave perfect. I love mixing in the studio and live, it's my main job. And if you like my music, I would be happy to help you produce yours as well, and walk you through all the steps towards your release.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: With vocals, I bring a reggae dub vibe to it. With mixing always try to get a warm and true sound, I'm not into the crispy pop things. I like deep music in general.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on what I'm working on. Am I mixing, recording or producing? Usually I get a vision on a job and think about it before I jump into it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love a lot of different things, right now I'm into sisters of mercy (because of a client), but I listen to Tinarawen and Bombino. All that aside from the usual dub and house. Ask me again in a while.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly edit and mix, but I'm well known for my vocal abilities as a dub MC.