10 SHORT QUESTIONS WITH UBERJAK'D
Uberjak'd stays at the forefront of the new wave of Australian club producers impacting the global electronic scene. Signed to Dim Mak, Ministry of Sound & Mixmash!
- Being creative, getting that idea you had in your head out into your daw and then into a finished song!
- So its a bit of a funny story but back 5 or so years ago i wasn’t really that into electronic music, i mostly listened to DnB, and Hip hop, I was also really into cars. It was one day i was out hooning like a little rebel and i lost it while in the hills and had pretty much a near death experience, i remember gripping the wheel and saying to myself “ i need a new hobby”. So at the time i was just starting to get into electronic music, stuff by Fedde Le Grand, John Dahlback , Eric Prydz. i remember listening to the music and going hey this isn’t that complex i should try make this stuff, so i got myself a copy of ableton and locked my door and pretty much taught myself what i know. once i started to make better music i started getting booked in clubs playing most of the music i produced, thats a bit of a short story but its pretty much how it all started for me.
- Music, i don’t think i would want to do anything else, no matter what happens till the day i die ill be doing something with music i think.
- I don’t think there is any one thing, but hard work is important! Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard!
- Whenever i can, last year was really busy touring wise, i was away from home a lot so i didn’t get the chance to spend as much time as i wanted in the studio, learning to produce in hotel rooms and on headphones is something you have to do now days with how busy touring schedules can get!
- It would have to be my virus ti snow, can’t go past it when you want a big warm sound!
- Over the past year because i haven’t been able to get into studio much I have had other engineers mix my tunes, but I think what i have learned from all that is that mixing is a really important part of your “sound” mixing your own tunes gives your own character and people want to hear you i think so now i do all my own mixing, as for mastering i think its important to get that done professionally. I will always get a track sounding good in a club, then the mastering usually just balances it out so it will sound good on laptops/radio/hi fi etc. you can’t go past the sausage fattener when you wanna get loud! It's a sick limiter if you know how to get the best out of it.
- I’m just happy to have any fans! You wouldn’t be anywhere without them, i just feel blessed to have people that support my music its a great feeling!
- Trough other djs/friends recommending plugins/presets.
- Quality! The sounds are always really clean, after some eq and compression they will always sound really massive!
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