SoundGirls Spotlight

Trish Complete

Producer

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Location:
London, UK

How did you become a producer/sound engineer?
After & years of djing in London clubs, I wanted to up my career by getting into production and start making my dream tracks so I joined a three year degree program at Point Blank Music School which is afflicted by Middlesex University. So I currently hold BA(Hons)- Music Production and Sound Engineering Degree. It’s dream come true for me to have become a music producer and sound engineer.

What advice would you give students either going into school or just graduating about getting a job in this industry?
If you are really passionate and true to your art then consider going to your nearest music school to chase your passion further in whatever field of music that you might be interested in.  There are many things that you can do in this industry. Also, consider school as your very first stepping stone to success because after that there is a long way to go by yourself building your own identity and brand to the pool of talents around. Also getting a job as an intern will give you practical hands-on experience which is another good option too. Listen to yourself and help inspire other women in music. Communication and being kind is key in this industry. Lastly don’t forget to network.

What are the major qualities required to be a good sound engineer in your opinion?
1) Firstly one should have good ears
2) Never stop learning
3) Knowing what plugins actually do and how to use them wisely
4) How to manage a team that is working together to get a song done. It’s down to a sound engineer to create the vibe and set the foot in the studio.
5) Knowing your headphones and monitors well

What is your recording/producing philosophy?
Since I love my drums – I get the drums and bass to work together first because that’s the basic of any track and everything else falls into place after that. Later I change the key of bass according to the vocals, melody, etc.

What producers/engineers inspire/inspired you?
For me it has been Ben Remember, D Ramirez, Aubrey Whitfield, Piper Payne

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