All things have a beginning and Maveriq’s genesis is Paul Morrison. Officially, he is the award-winning Creative Director of the studio; practically, he is Maveriq’s lifeblood, the sparkplug that ignites the engine, who planned each charted course and each careful step along its byway. With almost three decades of experience in the industry – from starting as a neophyte assistant engineer to heading up the Post Production and Music Production division of Synchrosound to founding his own audio production house - he is here to outline the vision, manage the business, create the environment, uphold the standards and nurture the talent, new and old. Between dreams and actions, lies this world – a studio that will turn silence into auditory articulation. Say it loud and sing it proud today, this is all part of the master plan. Beyond his professional commitments, Paul is also dedicated to supporting young talent wherever possible, for everyone has to start somewhere. In between being the Maveriq’s raring ringleader and a fantastic family man, Paul does not mind unwinding with a bit of adrenaline – diving into the deep blue sea or carving up the slopes on a snowboard. Or drumming. Paul’s a killer banger, and like everything else in his life, he marches to the beat of his own drum.
She flies through Maveriq with the greatest of ease, an organizational dynamo and a tornado of efficiency. Meredith is Maveriq’s executive producer who exists to plot the path forward, spot potential debris at twenty paces and smooth the tarmac for the team. It isn’t easy to pin down an exact definition of Meredith, because to say that she is in charge of new business development would be a simplification. She draws from an inexhaustible well of enthusiasm and energy to juggle her many, many Maveriq responsibilities. She is Maveriq’s maternal figure and the one to go to for questions, queries and support. Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think they’ll like the song?
Everybody loves Raymund. A rockstar trapped in an Executive Producer’s body, Raymund is the glue that binds the Maveriq team into a well-coordinated whole, ensuring that each project is delivered on time, on par and on budget, with the minimum required amount of Facebook, Reddit and YouTube. He is the manifestation of Maveriq’s discipline, the studio manager that we need and deserve. If he had a serial number, it would be MAVERIQ-01, and he is the man who took the gospel of Maveriq and led a budding tribe through the storm to reach the shore, the cornerstone of what the studio is today. In between all that, he married and became a father, but his guitar is always by his side, ready to be among bright lights on a cold night…. caught up in the spotlight.
Faster still, faster chill, pussycat. And in a flash, it’s done. You wouldn’t guess it from his slightly gruff, somewhat reticent exterior, but Adam’s mind works a mile a minute. He is Maveriq’s resident composing speedster – when business calls, like quicksilver, he hits the sonic grindstone and gets the job done. And done well. Versatile and prolific, Adam is Maveriq’s tailor swift of tunes and ditties. He not just composes, he produces too. Even after the office work is done, there is no slowdown: Adam keeps busy by dabbling in his DJ Soundwize alter-ego, dropping phat beats that keeps feet moving and hands in the air. Beyond that, he is also known to jump in his car and head for the hills – because sometimes what a person needs is an open road and a whole lot of speed.
A man of mystery and intrigue. A character akin to the beshadowed antiheroes of the classic film noir genre. But in this case, the mystery surrounding Luka Kuncevic belies the extraordinary skill and artistry acquired from over 25 years of industry experience.
The acclaimed composer and sound designer is joining forces with the Maveriq Film Division, bringing with him a vast knowledge of theater, film, television and documentaries.
The Croatian-born maestro enjoyed tenures in the UK and Ireland before settling in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. Since then, he has composed music for numerous Malaysian television series and films including Interchange (2016), Polis Evo (2015) and the International Emmy Nominated Saladin: The Animated Series (2009-2012).
His accolades include nominations and wins at The 27th and 28th Festival Filem Malaysia and New York Festivals - World’s Best TV & Film (2014)to name a few.
So while Luka may not precisely adhere to the secretive, trench-coat wearing, Orson Welle’s archetype, he still remains every bit as enigmatic and charming.
A particular melody might make the one who sings it appear all the more divine. It is fitting, then, that someone with the name of an angel might have the ability to craft a heavenly song. Gabriel, an Australian native, has earned a reputation as a formidable tunesmith and performer. He has toured the globe with his own distinct catalogue of original songs in tow. It was during a tour of South East Asia that he and the staff of Maveriq would first cross paths. Since then, Gabriel has worked with the studio to complete his most recent album, All of Us. And now, it seems, he is here to stay. The compulsively creative individual may not be an angel, but what he lacks in wings, he makes up for with imagination.
Annna believes that the children are our future. Some day, one day, she would like to start a space that would allow underprivileged children to pursue their passions, be it cuisine, art or even music. Just like what Annna is doing now, pursuing her passion in music as Production Producer at Maveriq. It isn’t always easy to get creatives into formation, but Annna manages to corral Maveriq’s team of talents together to execute a task with minimal fuss and maximum utility. She moves in mysterious ways to get people to do exactly what needs to be done, subtly cracking whips with a smile. It’s hard to say no to Annna, she’s got an air that you can’t say ‘No’ to. She’s also sweet, like chocolate.
They say he’s a pro at Pro-Tools. They say he can sweep a client off their feet. They say that his professional specialties are ADR and foley; and that his personal superpower is to dive into the Wikipedia hole and emerge with a head full of facts and figures ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice. They even say that he’s been known to go out in the pouring rain, crawl into the deepest crevices or wander to places where shadows dare not tread to collect that one elusive raw sound that could perfect a piece of audio. They would be talking about Lee Williams, the Head Sound Engineer honcho at Maveriq Studios. He’s on the level if he’s inclined; he’s a high, high climber; he’s one of a kind.
There is an alchemy to creating audio. A shot of vocals. A mixer of instrumentation. A dash of effects. A drizzle of samples. A drop of foley. Stir it all up in a tumbler and shake it out, shake it out. Deploy, garnish and serve. Infinite combinations and infinite permutations. Labouring behind that methaphorical bar is Sel, Maveriq’s resident musical mixologist, who can grab different bottles at will and transmutate disparate elements into an elixir of aural harmony. Ask anyone and they’ll say that Sel is the go-to audio engineer for your celluloid, television, radio and animation requirements. And when he isn’t perfecting the pitch levels on a commercial, Sel will be mixing matters for music artists who find themselves at his bar, adding kick to their cocktails and oomph to their hooks.
If he was a superhero, this man would possess more than just one single super power. Having said that, there is no challenge too great, nor foe too fearsome for this artist, vocalist, producer and songwriter. Malaysian born Kuizz Shah has several years of industry experience in his wake. His mighty penmanship has garnered him recognition in several other countries including Canada, the United States and Japan. He has written for internationally acclaimed artists including Mia Martina, Danny Fernandes and Kristinia Debarge, worked alongside producers Goodwill & MGI (Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston) and has even accomplished chart success in recent years. Kuizz may not wear a cape or battle dastardly villains. But his ear for detail, prolificness and his drive for success certainly makes him one of the true heroes of the Maveriq team.
Michelle. Est une belle. Qui sait très bien comment choisir les mots qui vont bien ensemble. Très bien ensemble. This lady wears two masks. Within the confines of Maveriq’s four walls, she is the sweetheart composer who weaves words and strings notes together, in between stocking the pantry with surprise sugary treats. But when the lights go down and the curtain parts, she adopts the guise of Froya, an indie singing-songwriting heroine who wields her powers of vocal manipulation to banish the doldrums and the apathy away. Rest safely, for this little Panic Bird’s fallen out of her nest, and she is quite ready to put her skills to test.
Footballers, fans of metal music, and sound engineers all have something in common: they all love a good ‘kick’. As it turns out, one of Maveriq’s star players is all of the above.
As you would expect from any semi-professional futsal club player, Del is fast on his feet, a master of strategy and tremendously passionate. These qualities shine brightly through our studio every day. His finely tuned ears and his tech know-how help him score goals every time he is called upon to utilise his audio engineering skills. He loves to be in the middle of the action - whether he is playing an offence on the field, or finding solutions for our clients - and his enthusiasm and determination make him an MVP on team Maveriq!
This compositional chameleon is able to seamlessly switch the musical hues he adorns from a wide and vibrant spectrum. With his impressive knowledge of Western Classical, traditional Persian and contemporary music, Behrooz lives and breathes creativity.
He shape shifts between genres and styles with aplomb, and his experimentation with them has also been a cornerstone of his own project, Eden Code. He envisions, one day, taking this project to the stage as a full audio-visual production. His ambition and flair makes this man of many melodic masks a colourful addition to the Maveriq team.
If you've seen him perform, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Anthony 'Fatboy Tony' Parker must have been born onto a stage with a pair of drumsticks in his hands, ready to entertain the masses. This musical powerhouse possesses showmanship which is only equalled by his humility and dedication to his craft.
The composer, producer and performer has been seen onstage in over a dozen countries around the world and has entertained crowds of up to 100,000 people. One half of the American duo, Juny Brothers, he has also worked alongside Grammy nominated (and indeed Grammy winning) artists and producers, and is frequently called to play with Asia-based superstars including Tia Ray (The Voice China) and Korea's Girls Generation.
Whether he is rousing a stadium-sized audience or tucked away in a studio working on a track, Tony's energy and spirit are contagious and, here at Maveriq, we have all caught the bug!
Sherlock Holmes famously proclaimed that “the little things are infinitely the most important”. This statement rings especially true for Jason Lee, a sound engineer with a reputation for his incredible attention to detail and perceptiveness.
Like any great detective, Jason is meticulous, thorough and a master of deduction in his own right. His career spans more than a decade and covers a broad range of audio specialties including mixing, sound design and 5.1 surround sound. His work can be heard in several animated series (including Saladin: The Animated Series and Harry & Bunnie) as well as the top-grossing Malaysian films, Polis Evo and Munafik.
7 is a number of great significance for some. For others it is considered lucky. Although even his first name contains seven letters, Jupiter 7 isn't simply lucky. From a young age, he has worked tirelessly to hone his broad skill set which has seen him find success internationally as an instrumentalist, a composer and a producer.
Having worked with Grammy nominated Flo-Rida's own label, IMG Strong Arm, he has performed alongside top tier artists from across America and Asia. He has also co-produced alongside Grammy contenders Kelvin Wooten and Anthony Hamilton. Co-founder of American duo, Juny Brothers, Jupiter sees music less as a job, and more as a way to communicate. That level of expressiveness is profoundly audible in every note he plays on a piano, and in every song he writes.
Whatever you may believe about the number 7, it can be said with certainty that having the exuberant and superbly talented Jupiter on board the Maveriq team makes us very lucky indeed.