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I'm a drummer based in Los Angeles, CA. I've been blessed to work with a great variety of artists, spanning over multiple genres, such as Andy Grammer, CAM, Gwen Stefani, Cody Simpson and more!
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Interview with E-MAN
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The most recent release of the splice work. It taught me a lot about how to get a variety of sounds from limited sources.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Ive been working on a few Loop and Sample Packs for THAT SOUND and SPLICE
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: YES. SO MANY DRUMMERS!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Speed,Availability and Care
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to be creative while building the foundation of a song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Whats your Venmo?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: IM LOUD. Im not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can you send references? Nerdy audio stuff.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared and be open!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pizza Oven, 57. API or Neve channel strip. small kit
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ive been in studios since the age of 11. It's what I have always wanted to do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Feels Good with a heavy ass foot
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer. I mean, who wouldn't.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: layers. stack things instead of trying to find the perfect sounds.most often its the combination of many voices that is unique.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EVERYTHING. CCM, JAZZ, POP, AFRO BEAT, ROCK.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Speed! NOT DRUMMING lol. Hearing a song and knowing what sounds/feels best for it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: ME! I've been fortunate to have worked with a wide variety of Artists and I'm thankful they've let me be myself.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Song received, Chart it out. Get sounds, Do a few takes and send them back!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Great collection of mics with awesome outboard gear. All my mics hit API Pres and Eqs. tons of drums, cymbals and perc
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Gadd. Aaron Sterling, DRE, John Mayer. long list lol
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I play on songs. Ranging from quiet intimate situations to Loud RAGING stuff