I will help you make good music; period. Do you need your vocals mixed? I got you. Do you need a beat similar to basically any genre of Rap music ever, whether it's Boom-Bap all the way to Pluggnb? I got you. I've been producing for 6 years and mixing vocals for 2 years. I have producer placements for Robnhood Tra, 2FeetBino, Quez4Real, &Young Nudy
Music Producer/Beatmaker. I've been making beats for around 6 years. My workstation contains over $20,000+ worth of industry-quality sounds, presets, and software. I currently use both Pro Tools and FL Studio, one for mixing and mastering and the latter for beat-making. I have producer placements for artists such as Robnhood Tra, 2FeetBino, Quez4real, Young Nudy, etc. My goal is to find artists that are goal-driven and talented enough to reach the industry. I have worked with various artists who are in the industry but have not fully established themselves. My producer name is 404by2.
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Interview with 404by2
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Sending a beat to 2FeetBino was crazy; he's a part of Young Nudy's crew so making a beat for both of them was amazing, although only released on SoundCloud it was still amazing to hear a top-tier artist on a beat of mine.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some beats.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog, unlimited bandwidth
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can do whatever I want.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make *insert artist here* type beats? Yes, I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we don't make real music. Live-instrumentation is always better (I agree because I used to play the Cello), but producers that use sounds still are creative geniuses as well.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you want your listeners to feel when they hear this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be transparent with what you want; what you say is what I will do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: food, clothes, phone, laptop, and a car.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 6 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: No boundaries or limits, I don't belong to a specific style. I do everything.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with bigger Atlanta artists such as Lil Baby, 21 Savage, and most artists in the YSL camp such as Lil Gotit or Gunna (free him tho).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't try and follow rules and instructions. Do what you want to do; if it sounds good, then that's it, who cares.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I started out primarily making Atlanta-based trap music, however, nowadays I have had a lot of underground flint/Detroit rappers hitting me up so I love making that stuff as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is definitely making beats in general. I've been doing it for 6 years and I'm still learning. My favorite thing to do is make chord patterns and counter-melodies, as well as finding new sounds to use.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: If it's my beats, then I am making the building blocks of the song. If I'm mixing and mastering vocals, then I'm bringing cohesiveness to the song; I am the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing/mastering, I have a specific workflow and set of presets that I start out using, followed by minor tweaking to compliment the artist's vocals to the instrumental. For beat-making I start out with the chords and play around with different sounds until I really find something that sounds amazing. I then add the drums and counter-melodies, followed by necessary compression, panning, EQing, reverb, and all that other stuff.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from home inside my room where all my equipment lies. My setup includes a surround sound speaker system, midi keyboard, personal computer, dual monitor setup, and a condenser mic linked to a Behringer preamp audio interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Being from Atlanta, producers such as Metro Boomin, Southside, ATL Jacob, and TM88 have all been inspirations for my work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly just make beats for my clients, with the next most common type of work being mixing vocals to instrumentals as well as mastering.