Did you attend college? Also, have you taken any classes on music production or theory?
No, I left school at 15 with no qualifications and immediately started bullshitting. The music industry runs on bullshit and formal qualifications are a bit of a liability. Every studio I ever worked at threw resumés in the bin and hired the sparky people who banged on the front door.
As a studio engineer you're only as good as your last recording or mix so the showreel is king. As a musician you're only as good as your last record so diplomas and certificates are a pointless waste of time and money.
There are plenty of music production college graduates who have degree certificates but don't know one end of a studio from the other and many more who are self-taught who make sublime music on a laptop and some plugins.
If you want to work as a teacher in a music production college or a local radio station then a degree is probably helpful but the *real* music industry regards 'qualifications' the same way it regards short haircuts and early nights.
Hi from France !
No special question because there are so many, and I prefer reading your answers instead.
I first knew you with Hallucinogen in dub, then Ott, and I even discovered your previous works as Eco or Hikikomori etc by reading this.
It feels intimate to read you, not as those boring "see my jetset life postered on instabook or facegram" people we all know. Huge thanks for beeing real !
You are really impressive, your music talks to my mind with a language not known by my brain. And I would like to thank you for your works.
Keep on bringing us pleasure lifting us away...
When did you know you were ready for release under your own name?Ott responded on 06/13/2016