Hello, I'm Steaker, a Brazilian Producer, Mixing Enginner and Indie Artist. I Started producing, mixing and mastering music in 2015. Since them i wrote and produced 4 albums all by myself. Those tracks vary from Rock, Metal, Synthpop to Trip-Hop, IDM and Ambient. If you contact me you can also know where's the name from.
I learned almost everything i know in regard to mixing and mastering by myself, and I honestly think i'm pretty capable of delivering top-quality services to anyone interested. I went to classical music school, and i could bring more sophistication to your music!
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Interview with Steaker
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My last album "Sparks Of Omnipresence", because i can definitely see my evolution as a producer and being able to achieve certain sounds with my limited setup is quite satisfactory. Everything there was created by me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm also a Graphic Designer, and divide my time between that and Music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. No reason to fight when you can have both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm going to maintain the life of your song and add that little extra that makes something stand out.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love music in general, and i love listening to something that I've produced or was directly involved.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me if i really get those guitar sounds with VST. I answer "Yes".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not going to screw your soft song with dist amps or override your guitar with synths, i'm going to balance everything.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they would like to try something new and make a great song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't know to be sure. Tell me all your ideias, even if you thing they're not that good.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My notebook, headphone, Midi controller, an Mic setup (it would be seek to capture the sound of nature isolated) and a Marshall Amp.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 6 years until now. It used to be a hobby, but i believe I've learned enough that i can help others in their creations
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Kinda of an "Trip-Rock". I pick the feel and groove of the trip-hop and bond it with the energy of rock.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with DJ Shadow. Cause i like his style a lot and he also was one of the first "one-man-band" type of thing that i heard.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes, to create a wall of sound, i record a lot of instruments playing and do one first round of effects on them, them i flip the sample that resulted of that and tight it together in the song, creating an unique vibe.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The genres that are described in my page. Rock, Synthpop, Indie Pop, Metal and Electronic. Borrowing from Trip-Hop, Ambient and IDM if necessary.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Good Sense of Sound Aesthetics. Go check my tracks.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life and feeling, witch seens to be forgotten in today's modern music production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the type of work. If it is production, i do some brainstorm with my client to see what direction he aims for . For mixing, is kinda the same thing but we have a more clear goal in mind to what sound we're trying to achieve in this part of the process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Audio Setup is in its very early stage, i own both Pro Tools and FL Studio as my main ways of editing and mixing. I have an Audio Technica m40x, an Notebook and an Akai Mpk Mini Mk2 as far as Hardware goes. I have a bunch of softwares like compressors, delays, reverbs, EQs, tape saturators...Most of them being from Waves and Izotope.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The likes of Radiohead, Metallica, Tangerine Dream, MGMT, Linkin Park, OJ Law, DJ Shadow, Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Brian Eno, Gustavo Gustavo Santaolalla, Slipknot, Tyler the Creator.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I Produce tracks that fits the general genres that I've described or make something new alongside my client's intends.