Record Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Mixing Engineer
Imagine if you could be in a place where you feel abundance, you feel creative and inspired, not judged but supported and challenged, where you feel like everyone around you understands your vision as an Artist and wants you to win…That’s how it feels to be in the studio with me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask about the goal and the vision for the project. We have to be on the same page and know exactly what we are aiming at. It’s a creative work but it has to be efficient as well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hard to say really. I’ve been growing up listening to funky 80’s and I love strong rhythms and beats but I also love moody, underwater, cinematic sounds. These two worlds are definitely present in my production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don’t be lazy, always do what’s best for the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I would say it’s mostly pop related genres. I love darker, moody synth sounds but since I moved to California I discovered so many new genres like Country, Americana, Hip Hop, Future Pop and I absolutely love them all! Also, I absolutely adore working with unique voices, choirs and a-capella groups. They just have one instrument, their voice, and it’s incredible what they can do with it. Its so organic and natural.
Q: What’s your strongest skill?
A: I think it’s synchronizing with the artist in a creative process. Once I get inspired everything happens really fast. I have a pretty strong intuition for a guy so I’m able to feel the artist without asking too many questions.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the song needs. It’s always all about the song. Sometimes it’s just a mix, sometimes there should be a change in lyrics or change of a key to make sure artist is perfectly comfortable delivering the story. I bring another set of ears and intuition. I always follow my gut feeling.
Q: What’s your typical work process?
A: I can work with anything just to start with. Could be just a vocal loop, drum loop or a particular sound that I like. I spend a lot of time getting to know the artist’s music taste to make sure we are on the same page. I like to make things happen quickly and hear the final project as soon as possible so there no time to overthink stuff. It’s just better to be spontaneous. Music is nothing else then live, evolving art.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both actually, digital gives you speed and efficiency which is so important while creating but analog gives you all the feels, colors and flavors.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get paid for playing. Pretty much. Most of the time.
Q: What’s the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Let me put it this way, sometimes it’s not about the music at all, or that snare sound or what mic to use. Sometimes it’s just about the connection and support that record producer has to give the artist he works with. You may be the most talented producer in the world but if you lack interpersonal skills you are not going anywhere.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Every musical encounter is an inspiration. It’s all about the right energy. There is nothing better than being synchronized in a creative process with an artist in the studio, exchanging ideas and forgetting about an outside world for a minute.