EPK FABIAN FAUPEL
Songwriter, music producer, topline writer, lyricist, beatmaker, audio engineer
Fabian Faupel is a Paris-based nominated producer, songwriter and soundengineer.
Having played the keys, violin and drums in multiple bands (funk, rock, house, jazz, pop) and classic orchestras, he later moved on to work as an art director in various advertising agencies in Hamburg, San Francisco, Moscow, Orange County, Paris and Madrid, where he learned the techniques of creative thinking under pressure and deadlines. He then visited the London Music school and came back to music as his full time profession and works now together with Adam Parker as Saint Rock, producing instrumentals for sync, full songs for artists and toplines for DJs.
Fabians Sample Tracks
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Creating a great backing track which puts something new to the table and then write a topline melody/lyrics with fresh hooks and new perspectives on universal topics.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: detail loving, carefully executed european/american pop inspired by great, timeless, swedish songwriting and british nonchalance
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work on tailored productions for artists and DJs. I also do the songwriting for or with them. I'm also specialized in remixes and mixing songs for different clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Brian Higgins, Gregg Alexander, Avicii, Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Paying attention to what the client asks for, but also offering him new ways he hasn't thought of. Technically spoken I'd say: writing hooks, melodies, arranging and mixing! And I love tweaking things to perfection...
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Love for the detail and the big picture itself. I believe a great sounding track is a mix of hundreds of sonic jewels (polished or not...depends on the style) where each object must sound amazing by itself and every piece should have its place. However, ultimately, the best production is worth nothing if the concept of the song, the message, the melody and the lyrics are weak and don't stick out. I always pay attention that the same song can still touch you emotionally whether it is a full production, a stripped down, raw version, or a crazy remix in whatever style. A good song always cuts through everything!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly mainstream pop, edm, house, french touch inspired pop, indiepop, dance , rnb
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Taylor Swift - because she has taken mainstream pop to a mature, elegant, classy, yet cool level /// Sigrid - She seems to have a very cool, fresh personality and great vocals. Love her sound and songs! /// David Guetta and Martin Solveig- because they are icons and pioneers of the exciting mix of dance, pop with roots in the french touch /// Simply Red - Still one of the most amazing soul vocals, would love to revamp his sound /// The Beatles - because they didn't take themselves too seriously and were extremely funny...and just crazy talented...obviously...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools HD, Alesis speakers, Sonarworks plugins, Audio Technica Headphones, Neumann TLM 103. Universal Audio (1176 LN, Cambridge EQ etc..) and Waves Audio, plugins (Amplitude, Nicky Romero, Massive, Omnisphere, Vienna Orchestra, Kontakt Instruments, The Grand, Battery 4, GTR Amp, Reason, Melodyne, Autotune, Izotope Plugin, Vocal Synths and many more), diverse Fenders and Gibsons, Basses, Synthesizers and Keyboards.