Do you have the courage to quit your 8-year day job to follow your passion? What is your unique fingerprint as an artist? What is your creative workflow?
In this podcast episode, Philip from VisionQuest Sound talks to Shaun Day and Matty Margallo of The Sonic Writers.
Producers Shaun Day and Matty Margallo, will share with us their inspiring story of how they got started, but besides that, they will share some tips of how versatility and the power of collaboration can unleash your creativity as a writer, producer or band. They are a duet who work and collaborate with different artists taking their songs and vision to the next level.
Music featured: Sylvia Bosco - Ride, Maggie Bushiri ft Aaeidi - Swing Your Body, The Sonic Writers ft. Anika Grey & Trevor Augustus - Give Me a Break
Show Producer: Philip Garcia | Production Assistant: Alessa Ray
After I quit my 8 year day job I met Shaun Day because I needed some help mixing, and that is how everything started”- Matty Margallo
The one thing that I learned is that no one can do what you do as long as building a niche of what’s unique about you and your personality; I think that’s the most important thing as an artist and creator.
Regarding to our sound, I don’t know if there is a particular style that we go for, but we try to make as organic as possible. We do R&B, dance music electronic pop music, country. We are a diverse duo to work with; we’re all over the place.
We have artists that come with only lyrics, or with full songs, most of the times they come up with songs and it’s up to us to elevate it.
We try to work as efficient as possible because of the artist that are compensating us; we want to make sure it’s worth for them. We work in Logic, but we’ll start things in Ableton sometimes, or Protools we go back and forth. Once the producing is done we go to recording with the artists either in a home studio or a studio of their choice and we do the vocal production. After this is done we start with the mix and do check in with the artists to see if they like it, then we send to master and we’re done with the track.
With lockdown we do daily live streams to break down songs and to answer questions, since it’s a very strange time we try to keep ourselves as positive and creative as possible. –
“I try to build a routine of writing in order to stay active”- Shaun Day.
Instagram is the new business card nowadays.
Just create. Wake up in the morning and be able to create. Trust the process.
Be open to work with other people, reach out, be able to learn and be a creative sponge. Putting the time to master your instrument or your DAW, there’s a lot of resources out there and just being able to reach out to those resources.
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