NYU Music Business MA, SUNY Oneonta Audio Production and new to SoundBetter. I'm a music student with production experience looking to get people's projects done professionally.
Also teaching myself Photoshop if you need cheaper graphic design with your project or anything else.
Samples found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-b-b346b3136
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Interview with John Baggetta
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on an EP and album of my own while also playing guitar in a band.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: At the moment, no. I'm still new to the site.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog because it is cooler and more fun but for now, digital because it's less expensive.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will feel 100% heard. I want to make your experience as easy as possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It never feels like work. Even if it is music I wouldn't normally listen to, it is always fun to mix and produce.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you add a [bass, drum machine, guitar, synth] track to this project? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Just because you don't own Pro Tools doesn't mean you can't make a professional mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What inspired you to make this? Where do you envision yourself when you listen to this with your eyes closed? Who have you been listening to while writing this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be completely transparent with what you want from the start. Every little idea is important. My goal is to incorporate your entire vision. Always tell me if you want something changed.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop (if that's not included), Scarlett 2i2, Akai MPK mini, Fender Strat, Rode NT1 mic, and probably a ukulele since I'm on an island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing and recording in 2017 and went to school for music business and audio production starting in 2018. Throughout high school, I learned music theory, played the cello, guitar, bass, and played in a few bands. In college I continued playing in bands, I started releasing my own music, and I started working with other people to help with their projects.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very electronic. I like distortion, bit-crushers, vocoders, and heavy bass. I don't always work in that genre but it is definitely the style I like the most.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Yung Gravy. I love his sample choices and sense of humor. Working on a project like that would just be fun.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To review any mix, listen to it on very low volume. The mix should still be enjoyable and even when listened to quietly.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on indie pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill incorporating every one of the client's needs on a project until they are fully satisfied with the result of their vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like bringing danceability to a song. I think this is important to every song in every genre. A mix isn't done until I'm moving to the music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have a job during the day so most of my producing gets done at night. Once I have the project and notes, I can get started. When the project is done, I'm always willing to work with you to go back and revise if needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is all digital consisting of Ableton Live 11 and Logic Pro X on a MacBook Pro. I have been able to do a lot of work with just their stock plugins. I also have Serum and use it for many projects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am most inspired by electronic production such as that of Glass Animals, Jockstrap, Kero Kero Bonito, Sweet Trip, and Remi Wolf.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do is mixing/producing. Many of the projects I had worked on in school consisted of me receiving stems for an assignment or personal project and sending back a fully edited and mixed project. My creative input would also vary from project to project. Some were strictly just mixing, and others had me adding tracks, editing, and producing the project.