mark wolf ✕ interview

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Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome, Mark! We recommend to play his awesome music during reading for better perception!

Hello Mark! How would you introduce yourself?
﹥I would introduce myself as a hard working person, completely addicted to creating and turning my feelings into art work. Making music is my daily ritual. It’s hard for me to imagine my life without it.

When did you start making music?
﹥My journey started when I was a child. I attended music school and that’s where I discovered my passion. I learned how to sing, play piano and many other instruments. As a teenager I downloaded the first DAW I’ve ever known – Ignite. I realized that music production is what I want to commit my life to. As soon as I realized that Ignite is a very limited program I moved to Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. It was in 2014/2015.

What is your favourite instrument or a plugin to use while creating music?
﹥Actually, I only use Sylenth1, which I consider my favourite one. The other one I like is Massive. I still haven’t discovered the full capabilities of these plugins, but I’m working on it.

When you get started with creating new piece, what do you do at first?
﹥In 2014 I did a lot of projects while learning how everything works. I started sharing music with my followers this year. As a teenager I used to share my work with my family and friends on YouTube, but I decided that I wasn’t satisfied with it and I decided to wait for the right moment, which I believe is now.

Who had (or has) the greatest influence on your music?
﹥My music is greatly influenced by my feelings and my everyday life. I can find inspiration in everything.

If you could create something with any artist, who would it be?
﹥It would be Mura Masa, Joji or Bakar.

What is your greatest inspiration?
﹥I think the album that inspired me the most was the first album of The Neighborhood and their mixtape. From my current greatest inspirations I would pick: Mura Masa, Corbin, 6LACK, Kendrick Lamar or Bakar and his last album “Badkid”

What gives you the greatest boost to keep on creating music?
﹥The biggest boost give me my thoughts, memories and people who inspire me. I just set myself goals and I’m doing everything to archive them. The vision of success is what keeps me determined.

What thing about making music do you wish someone told you earlier?
﹥There were many things I had to discover myself. One of them is the truth that making music is not about putting a million instruments on themselves, but creating a unique space for every single one to reach a neat and consistent composition. Making music isn’t as easy as it seems to be.

What part of making music do you cherish the most?
﹥I love the moment when the composition is ready. That’s the moment when I can hear my vision for the first time and decide what I want to do with it next. That’s where the real fun begins.

What do you prefer: sampling, simply playing music or maybe both sound fine?
﹥I adore both, as each one has its own charm. If you combine them in a right way you can get an amazing result!

Are you waiting for inspiration to come before making music or you keep on going, no matter what circumstances are?
﹥I always keep going no matter what. I work everyday so when the inspiration comes I already have everything prepared and I’m ready to create my masterpiece.

Do you have some piece of advice for brand new producers?
﹥It depends whether this producer already has knowledge about music production or never worked like that before. But for a great start there is one ingredient the most important- taste. If you have a good taste in music and you know your goals the life is yours. Just watch some tutorials and teach yourself basics. For completely new producers, I would recommend starting with a professional DAW. Invest in at least one synthesizer or download the free one and start building chords and melodies and combine them with a beat. It’s not that hard but you need to be determined and ready for a lot of work. But it’s worth it, trust me.

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