FatGyver playing a sample-based boom bap beat on MPC Live 2.0.
Just taking a look and letting ya’ll see how it looks.
Peeping the midi notes, pad mixer, track mixer, a little automation lane, sample edit…
Audio engineers are the unsung heroes of music industry.
A lot of your favorite music sounds like it does thanks to a a good audio engineer: crisp, warm, balanced, hard-hitting…
It’s often the engineer who does the final adjustments for the sound and guides the producer in the right direction, also teaching him in the process.
I recently praised one of my favorite hip-hop producer’s music for its good punch and clarity, and he immediately turned my praise to the right direction, listing to me his trusted engineers.
A good audio engineer who understands your sound and vision is worth his weight in gold. There are tons of engineers out there, but you cannot always buy the proper understanding of specific styles of music with money – it either is there or it is not. There’s so many guys who are willing to charge you a fair amount of money but who may not necessarily understand your sound fully. Always go for an engineer whose background tells you the right story.
Even though there are lots of engineers to choose from – ranging from cheap newbies to impressingly expensive veterans – those who nail it exactly for you are hard to find, so if you find an engineer that gets your sound exactly where you want it to be, cherish that relationship.
I specialize mostly in bass music and hip hop and related styles. Should you need treatment for those, get in touch.
Another snowy day in Finland (yes, in May), I found myself indoors working on yet another album, and these thoughts just came out and I spewed them out on my Facebook page.
So, here’s the copy+paste of the stream!
Find your calling and follow it as far as you can take it, give it all you got, and I promise you will experience a life of fulfillment and not have one boring day since.
You just need to be able to go through some “trouble” to get somewhere in your field, but I guarantee the results and how good it feels will be tenfold compared to the effort it took, and you’ll look back and realize you wouldn’t have it any other way from there on. And it’s about a journey you can enjoy anyways. You just gotta take the first steps and you’ll be on your way. Continue reading Motivational preachin’→