Professional musical artist with 7 years experience. I make beats, write music, record, mix/master & producing. as a musician myself, I make Hip-Hop music. it all started as a hobby, I do music with full love and passion, I have been featured on blogs and been play listed on Stations.
I'm a rapper, Songwriter & Record Producer.
Born & raised in South Africa, North of Pretoria.
I Can Mix And Master Your music.
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Interview with Tom-Star
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been exposed to music since I was a child and I started making it at the age of 15, i can almost say i know nothing but music, I now have over 6 years present on the industry.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always follow the sound that you hear within and bring it into reality, don't be afraid to do wrongs because you eventually learn from them. Experience is the best teacher.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening. I have an ear for music, knowing the right keys by ear. Production Mixing/Mastering
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Enhanced and balanced loudness to the industry standards. I bring energy to the song and make the target market connect with it. I give it the feeling of the industry sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the client on what they want their song to sound like because I know music can be complicated, i need to know what they have in their mind so that we can bring the sound to the ears.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is a portable setup costing R25K
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dj Swivel, Drake Lil Wayne, Mike Dean & Metro Boomin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce a song, I first start off with the mixing and then I master it. I assist in songwriting and help my clients know the right keys I make music for my clients, they tell me what they have in mind.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Next Star. It's my first official EP I released on the 20th of March, I did marketing strategies for myself organically and reached a milestone I haven't reached before. I produced, wrote, mixed and mastered my music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Trap Mixtape.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I cannot afford analog yet but I will definitely get there. I affirm it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality Work Reliable
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you want your mixing/mastering What do you want me to write about Tell me what you have in your mind
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Interface, Microphone, Midi keyboard and a Pop filter
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dark, Ambient, Trap
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bebe Rexha, Bebe has that high note voice I love. I think we would make a killing Quavo, I like how Huncho Traps and delivers his vocals Travis Scott, we have almost similar vocal deliverance, the combination would definitely make a killing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Trap and R&B
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I don't even see it as a job, I mean I started loving music from 9 and started making it at 15 as a Hobby because I had nothing else to do and my love for music has been growing always and I didn't even know it's also a business because making Beats and music from my room i was just having fun.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you learn all these music related skills. My answer is it all starts with love and passion and ask yourself why am I doing it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think being a musician is just a hobby they think we need to have a job in order to pay bills, but what they got wrong is that it's not just a Hobby, we do it with real love and at the same time it's a business. people ask why aren't you looking for a job, but the problem is that i love music to a point where i really wanna do it all my life.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always know exactly what you want and from then, we can bring the sound from your head into your ears.