I never change what you have, I just take your vision and make it sound big!
With over 10 years of production/mixing/mastering experience, I'm all about getting your
dream into reality!
Having been a touring DJ for many years also, I have been fortunate to learn what music does
over large and small sound systems alike, and this has proven invaluable in getting that mix advantage!
I have also been the lecturer for electronic music at SAE institute in Cape Town and currently
am head of music at Bridges for Music, Cape Town; a brand new NGO helping previously disadvantaged
students gain a more holistic insight into the music industry.
The program is backed by Ed Sheraan and Skrillex to name a few.
I'm also one of the South African producers for Platoon music.
Aside from all that I also have 7 years of experience in the Advertising world, working for one of RSA's
top studios, Resonate Audio
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Kevin Ribbans Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Dubai Frame: I was the music creator for the future 20 year exhibition set to animation of the next 20years for dubai.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently head of music at Bridges for Music school.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both when needed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Never missed a deadline in 10 years and not about to start.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music! What else!?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually what formats i need files in, to which I give details on how to submit files.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a mix engineer can fix a badly arranged song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: All depends on the client.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be friendly and patient and you'll always get the extra mile from me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: According to the Hitch-Hikers guide only one item is necessary, a towl.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years! From touring DJ to award winning producer to award winning advertising composition to now teaching what i love.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: For my personal stuff, all genre's electronic. For my work, I do my best to not put my style on it as the song should remain true to it's creator.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hans Zimmer, I love his ability to tell a story with music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: No sound is an island...it's how they all work together that matters.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Multi-Genre...has been the ethos of what I do.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production and Mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depends on how much you need me to, I can write the whole thing and produce it or I can take a back seat and ensure your vision comes to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I will receive the track and separates, to which i will start the mix, a send off about 85% of the way through for comments and then the reverts done and the track out the door, easy peasy!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Small compact setup focused for writing and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Big fan of Noisia for their amazing mix work. Hans Zimmer for his scoring. Bruno Mars/Anderson Paak for their song writing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Majority of my work involves producing artists and mix engineering.