We had the good fortune of connecting with Sven Quinn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sven, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
About 15 years ago I was a resident Dj and loved playing Tiesto and Benny Benassi and kept thinking how do I make those sounds. After trying a few DAWs of the time I got a little taken back on how extremely complicated it was. Fast forward a few years and I finally decided to learn how and got a degree in Audio Engineering. While I was learning I had created my persona Foba Bett and have been moving forward and expanding sound design knowledge to the fullest. I have lots to offer and I want the world to hear it.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My Persona Foba Bett I feel is not tied to one genre. I feel if I hear it I want to take a crack at it. It wasn’t always easy to get my ideas out onto the DAW or sounds ideas at least started. It took time to learn to be patient and sometimes the best thing is to walk away and come back with fresh ears. In my journey so far I’ve learned to not get ahead of myself and take things slowly and methodically.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Dallas and there’s always something going on downtown. I’ll usually see what’s going on there or at my local open mic bar and hangout. I don’t go too over the top ( most of my friends know I don’t have a lot of money to spend ), but if there’s nothing to do downtown I may ask if they’d want to take a trip to the Arboretum and take a walk around and then go grab food after.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank Jason Davis for one I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. Also my number one fan my girlfriend Heidi. Also I’d like to thank my brother from another mother DevilBat fellow music maker and producer we go way back and he’s a day one fan and he’s seen it all. I love all of my fans and I couldn’t ask for better support. Thank you Everyone involved. I love you all.
Brad Wilson for the Foba Bett Artwork.