As we got several positive feedbacks about Sturphy’s interview, telling us that we could invest even more in this kind of content here in the blog; we’ve asked the very same questions to Jakub, from Poland, the cohmpetition’s big winner!
When have you started with music production?
I’ve been interested in music since I can remember, but I think I was about 12 when I started playing around with PRO TRACKER on my first computer which was the Commodore AMIGA 1200 – The Unbreakable Tank. However when I got my first proper PC I had fun with Fast Tracker II, ModPlug Tracker and Fruity Loops, meanwhile my brother was very into electronic music. He produced mostly minimal/Detroit techno and played live acts in the clubs with his friend. He had a small setup: Roland MC-303 groovebox, Yamaha SU-10 sampler and some keyboard I can’t remember the name of. Watching him and experimenting with his gear got me more inspired and interested in production and it was all about enjoying the music and having fun. It never sounded as good though as I knew almost nothing about mixing, processing and so on. Since then I had taken time away from music making and pursuing other things in life and it was just an occasional thing back then.
I really started to run with it about 5 years ago I would say… I decided to leave Uni and started working and saving for a proper setup. I kept on making music on my PC, learning techniques from the internet, books and music magazines, and successfully acquired together a setup and software, gained a diplome in music production in London to home in on my skills and to improve them.
Do you have a band, work as a regular musician or DJ (have a regular music work/activity)?
Unfortunately I don’t have a music related job, however I hope this is going to change in the future and be able to live off music as a main carrier, I suppose this is every producer/musician/dj’s dream. It must be a great comfort to be able to focus on music thoroughly, however I believe there’s a chance to make it through hard work and LOVE FOR THE MUSIC…so I’ll keep on learning and one day who knows. Anyone from Continue reading ‘Interview with Jakub, cohmpetition’s big winner’