Music Producer New York


Hi. I'm a music producer based in New York City. Originally from France, I moved to the big apple nearly 10 years ago to pursue audio engineering studies (SAE). After an internship at Puremagnetik/Ableton, I quickly stepped into the professional world and started working as a freelance music producer in New York. As both an audio engineer and a keyboard player, I am both technically and musically inclined. I can do any style but EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and pop are the ones I'm the best at.


Bio


I have worked on countless projects but the most notable to date is "Miguel - Do You” which I co-produced at Platinum Sound, Wyclef Jean’s studio. I have also released some of my personal work on Defected, Hed Kandi, Wagram, and other labels. I'm currently working as a music producer in New York. Enough talking. A Soundcloud Link is worth a thousand words so check it out and hit me up if you like what you hear. :)


Production Tips


  • Less is more
  • Working smart is more important than working hard. Combining the two is a killer combo!
  • Quality over quantity
  • The producer, not the gear, makes the music. It's all about what you do with what you have (A lot of your favorite dance tracks have been made on a laptop)
  • It's all about context. A sound can be amazing by itself but it will not necessarily fit the song you're working on. Let it go (too bad, I know)
  • Be organized with your samples, presets, and anything else. You don't want to stop the momentum when your creativity is flowing.
  • Draw the big picture first before spending too much time on the details.
  • If you're unsure about a sound, scrap it.
  • Mastering is overrated. Some people talk about it as if it was "the secret" or black magic. If the production/mix is right, you shouldn't have to heavily process the master bus.
  • If you keep on doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting. Get out of your comfort zone. Think of what could improve your craft and workflow.
  • Whether you're working on a kick, bass or synth, avoid having more than 3 layers. You can already go a long way with EQs, compressors, FXs.
  • Route those layers into a bus/group and process it to glue them together
  • A mix that sounds good at low volume is likely to sound good at a loud volume
  • Hearing the same riffs over and over can and will numb your ears. Take a break to gain perspective.
  • You move forward by closing possibilities
  • Think of a musical arrangement as a conversation between instruments, not as an argument where they yell all at once.
  • Spend 4/5 of your time finding or recording the right sound, 1/5 mixing it. Not the other way around. If you polish a turd, it's still a turd.
  • Don't hesitate to bounce into audio for easier edits.
  • Use headphones when working on panning and reverb.
  • In most cases, the reverb shouldn't be noticed, but will be missed if muted.
  • EQ your FX returns
  • Continue to produce lots of music, you will always learn something after writing every song
  • Keep in mind that music (or all arts for that matter) is about tension and release, or contrast
  • Learn the rules before breaking them