Producer and touring musician with 15+ years experience both on stage and studio, currently working for Universal China as a keyboard player for a China Tour.
Coming from jazz studies and transitioned to commercial music genres, I can deliver anything from complex modern harmony to straight forward keys. R&B, Funk, Pop, Trap, HipHop, Electronic Pop, Gospel, Bossa.
For the last 5 years I've been producing backing tracks for live bands and performing on many different venues in 6 different countries all over the world.
I can record any keys instrument that your production might need:
Acoustic Pianos (Grand and Upright)
Electric Pianos (Rhodes and Wurly)
Digital Pianos (DX-7 Style Synths and Layers)
Organs (Hammond B3)
Synthesizers (Analog and Digital Styles)
I can produce Drums Brass and Strings tracks as well, check my audio demo for reference.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Daniel S
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm only doing festivals, COVID still hits hard here and there is not much to do.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here, I don't know anybody yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital all the way, nothing beats how convenient it is to work from your hotel room with just a laptop, but I use analog emulations always. Analog is not just a sound, is an approach. I like turning knobs until it sounds right, rather than watching the gain reduction in numbers. And the sound, well, instruments are samples through real gear, that's enough for me to be happy ;)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best because I love doing this
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I know how to do it
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Often they ask me if I can record vocals... I can't sadly
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The references, is very important.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Having a reference is key, explaining a sound with words is not ideal, send me that song where you like the piano part, send me that other song where there is that drum fill that you want me to recreate!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook, my headphones, my midi controller. I don't need the other 2
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My mother is a pianist, and I started with classical piano when I was 4 years old. I'm 34 now, so I've doing this my entire life. Between conservatory and private lessons I studied piano for 10 years, then I continued on my own, then I left my country and started again with a jazz teacher (saxophonist), and I'm on my own now. I'm driven by curiosity, so probably my learning process will never end. This is why I play keys, guitar, bass and saxophone.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I actually do work with my favorite artist at the moment, a friend of mine called Guo Ding, he's a songwriter and music producer and I'm learning my mixing skills from him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: "Less is more"
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Adapting to styles
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Nord Stage 3, RME ADI-2 Pro
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record keyboard stems