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
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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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.