swroberto

swroberto

BMus in Music Production
  • From : London, United Kingdom
  • Joined : Tue 10th Dec 2013, 5 years ago

About Me

BA(hons)/BMus student on his finals.

Wide variety of music.
multi-tracking and Live.

Mixer, Producer and Engineer.

Instruments I play

Electronic guitar - Fender MIM Strat, Gibson SG w/ P90s
Acoustic guitar[s]
Electric bass
Percussions [tambourine, maracas]
Keyboard drums/midi
Clavinet, keyboards, organs, piano, e.piano
Melodica, harmonicas

Software I Use

Logic Pro X
Pro Tools HD 12
Studio One v.3
Ableton Live 10

Mastering:

Amadeus Pro
Sony Acid Pro
Audacity Audition
SoundForge
Melodyne

Hardware I Use

Focusrite 2i2
Focusrite 4i4o
Akai sample pads
Warm DA12 Pre-amp
Yamaha HS5 monitors (stereo)

Listening To Right Now

Yacht Rock, Modal Funk and Modal Jazz,Reggae, jazz, blues, psychedelic blues, jamaican dub [1970s], soul, funk, pfunk, classical/baroque, psychedelic rock.

I liked 2005-2009 dubstep, some 90s Jungle/DnB and techno/house.

10 Favourite Albums

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
The Mothership Connection - 1976
Catch A Fire - 1973
Smile, Pet Sounds - 1966
The Grateful Dead Debut - 1966
Station To Station - 1976
Aja - Steely Dan

My Influences / Fav Artists

Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Fela Kuti, Kanye W, Coltrane.

The Beatles, Bob Marley and The wailers, The Wailers, Cream, Happy Mondays, The Gladiators, Eric Clapton, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, Bee Gees, Average White Band, Curtis Mayfield, The doors, Brian Wilson, The Byrds, CCR, Country Joe, Most woodstock 1969 acts, and Monterey 1967 acts. David Bowie

My Music Sounds Like

Funk meets Jazz with elements of post-Gfunk Hi-Hop. Typically classic (live) instruments (Clavinets, Piano, Guitars, bass) with re-enforced samples and contemporary production styles.

Big believer in:

Sub-bass of 40-80Hz for all kinds of music
Strong compression on Drums
High Comp ratios on Bass
High COMP on Vox1 and BG_Vox
Slash chords and Mu chords

I love playing Quartal bass notes under chords, also, superimposed chords ie: DFACEF (Dm7/11/13), it's beautiful.

Quartal Harmony
M3 progressions
Upward and Downward Modulation
4/4, 5/4 and 8/8 or 7/8 times
Half Time shuffles (Purdie)

In My Other Life I ...

Work accounts (payroll/accounting), multiple languages and Politics.