Mark Siet

Mark Siet

Music Producer


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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I received my first guitar in 6th grade.
I began learning more instruments and played guitar/bass/drums for a few bands.
Then I discovered beat making on fruity loops.
Then I realized I could be my own band with endless options of sound design through midi and synths.
Then I began making beats for rappers.
I went to a few festivals and decided it was time to take the project on the road. Now I am touring.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Western Michigan University
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
Western Michigan University

Career

Music Producer

I Produce Electronic Music.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Entrepreneurship
Being Creative

Day to Day

My day starts with a morning routine to get my mind right. This includes a cold shower, stretch, and 10 mins of deep breathing. I then write in my notebook whatever is on my mind (worries, concerns, goals, etc). Next I fuel my body with something nutritious and begin working on a project. I use Ableton Live and a few midi controls for production. After making a few rough beats to finish later I would work on mastering a project for a client and then get ready for a show I had later that night.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You must have vision. Some songs just seem to write themselves when I'm in the right state of mind. I know what I want to hear, now I just need to find the right tools to make it a reality. Networking is the most important skill you can have if you want to be successful, especially in the music business.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

College isn't needed to become a Music Producer but it will give you some great resources. My school offered classes in state of the art recording studios where I was able to become familiar with some of the best gear and software in the industry.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You have to be born with the talent to be a successful musician."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial