When we started thinking about rebuilding and relaunching Motion Array, we knew that we should start offering royalty free music to our members. We thought it would be awesome to download an After Effects template and its accompanying music all from the same place. But, we had a problem. We aren’t musicians, and we didn’t know any. Luckily for us, we stumbled upon an amazingly talented musician that agreed to go out on a limb and work with us.
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
Hi everyone! My real name is Pavel, and I’m living in a small country in the middle of Europe – Czech Republic. Born in 1980, but sometimes I feel like a teenager and sometimes like an old grandpa. 🙂
2. How did you get started as a musician?
I started to make music around 1992 when I got my first computer (8bit Sinclair) and with my friend, we were trying to make some video games. I picked the “You write the music” card and it became my passion and drug. Later, I attended a sound engineering school, formed a few bands, worked as a FOH (front of the house – the guy behind the large mixing console who makes it all loud on festivals and concerts) sound engineer, produced many songs and film soundtracks … great times! (sound of nostalgic teardrop)
3. How many instruments can you play?
Well, I play guitars, bass, a little piano … and of course ukulele which is sooooo important nowadays in commercial production! I have no classical education for any instrument, but i´m trying to do my best. 🙂
4. What do you like most about producing music for Motion Array?
The freedom of production! No deadlines, no scripts you have to follow … absolute freedom! Of course, if you want to succeed you have to make some analysis of the customer’s needs and follow some trends, but in the end, it really depends on me. 🙂
5. How is it different than doing custom music tracks for other clients?
I do a lot of custom work for some TV and Film production, and it’s the absolute opposite of producing royalty-free tracks. Deadlines, scripts, a lot of turnarounds of your work, but I like it a lot. It’s always great to see and hear how the customers think and what they really need for their projects! Custom work is where you get experience and some clear picture you may use in the royalty-free music production.
6. Can you give some advice to a starting music producer?
Don’t give up after the first few failures! Do the best you can, and keep your head and ears open! It´s a marathon, not a sprint! Does that sound helpful? 🙂
7. What else do you like doing when you are not producing music?
I have 3 kids 🙂 Hope it’s enough as an answer 😀
8. Anything else you want us to know?
Maybe, I only want to thank Eri and Tyler for giving me the opportunity to be the very first music producer for Motion Array, and I hope and wish this marketplace full of beautiful, creative people and that it will continue grow
Check out a few of Pavel‘s awesome stock music tracks below.