You poured out your heart, so you need to surround yourself with people you can rely on to help you make it the best it can be. As an experienced sound engineer by training, I’m confident that I can assist you in creating the music of your dreams by using a production and engineering approach that is democratic and centered on your artistic vision.
I have sound recording experience in four continents, including almost all genres. I have worked at state-of-the-art studios such as Studio Piccolo and the National Film Board of Canada. I'm a graduate of Recording Arts Canada. I also completed my master's in music at Istanbul Technical University. I'm a PhD student in music at the University of Otago, researching communication aspects of classical music productions.
The films I was part of were exhibited in 15 countries, including Canada, the US, and the UK.
How can I help you with your sound and music needs? I’m used to being the missing piece of the puzzle in teams, projects, and collaborations. Let’s collaborate! :)
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Interview with Emre Ekici - Sound Engineer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The one that still resonates is mixing Angèle Dubeau's biographical documentary. Working on the film about her life was an absolute pleasure; I learned much from her experiences. Also, since the soundtrack was also from her albums, my name is in the same credits as legends like Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi, Phillip Glass, and Shigeru Umebayashi.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We are perfecting sound forever.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It depends, but I usually re-frame their work in my own words so that my understanding of their idea is also acceptable on their end. Double handshake, basically.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I don't do magic or witchcraft, and none of the people I know does. As long as there are viable expectations from each other, we will definitely get along and create superior results :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar in 2010 which led me to do DAW/electronic music stuff. I also explored bass guitar, keys, and synthesizers meanwhile. All this self-exploration was daunting as I couldn't get any timely constructive feedback from an experienced professional. So, I went to Montreal to study sound and music recording at Recording Arts Canada in 2017. I started working as a freelancer before my studies ended. Since that, I have worked on over 50 professional projects in 4 continents as of February 2023.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I have so much to learn, so anyone who has more experience in an ensemble/technical crew would be beneficial as long as they are congenial :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Every 5 seconds, stop whatever you are doing and think if it is the right thing for the project.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A compatible personality.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Sculpturing: taking something raw and extracting the core to serve the artist's vision, hopefully leading to the ideal sonic experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on my familiarity with the material and the client's expectations. What I do or what I do in what order usually differ, but I always aim to understand what is a must for the project to develop a plan as quickly as possible. Over time, I realized that the project's pre-production is crucial. More often than not, deviations from these plans occur during production. So, there is no exact science of "doing things right". Nevertheless, I usually do everything slightly differently each time.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm very mobile, so UAD Arrow + Sennheiser HD650 with a MacBook Pro does the trick for me.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the recordings of Richard King, Martha de Francisco, and Steven Epstein.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My latest contracts are recording live performances of internationally-acclaimed acts in Inryoji Temple, Okayama, Japan. I mix and master the material and deliver. I also do audio post-production for visual media for overseas clients.