Pop Producer Songwriter

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Sam Ray on SoundBetter

Music producer, mix engineer, and songwriter - specialist in pop, indie pop, rock and EDM.

Music producer / songwriter / mix engineer / sound designer

I have a wealth of experience working with indie pop, pop, rock and EDM artists in a variety of roles. I've written and produced songs with successful artists all over the world, and received acclaim for my own solo music.

I'm always interested in working closely with artists to ensure their vision is achieved to the highest possible standard.

In 2018 I achieved an M.A. in Sound Design for Film and Television with Distinction at Bournemouth University, and I've created sound effects and audio mixes for a number of high profile, internationally renowned children's media brands.

If you're interested in working with me, I'd love to get involved with your project - please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Aidan T.
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    Sam is a really talented producer! He got onboard with the vibe straight away, and was such a great person to bounce ideas around with. Safe pair of hands (and ears) in the studio, and really innovative too!

  2. Review by Adam S.
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    Working with Sam was seamless, professional, and truly enjoyable. Providing Sam with some basic direction and references, he was able to help me mix a song and figure out exactly how it needed to sound. His mix captured a song in a way I had never heard the song in my head and I was really impressed that he was able to do all this without much instruction. I look forward to working with him again!

  3. Review by Zack F.
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    Sam is always is always amazing to work with! I have worked with him a few times and I truly can’t wait to work with him again, he is the best!

  4. Review by Georgia L.
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    Second time working with Sam, and it won't be the last! He's brilliant

  5. Review by Georgia L.
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    Sam is brilliant, he produced a song for me and immediately understood the sound I wanted! Already knew from first demo that I was keen to work with him on another project! :) Thank you Sam!

  6. Review by Lucas B.
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    What more can I say about Sam? He's GREAT.
    Fast, professional, inspiring.

  7. Review by Erik W.
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    Above average songwriting and creative mixing skills and just able to mesh with the music I wrote. Sam even (easily) convinced me to switch the verse and chorus melodies for a much better outcome. Lots of good energy and communication. I'll be borrowing Sam again, I suspect :)

  8. Review by Delon S.
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    Sam is the most professional, polite and creative person I've ever had the privilege of working with. He is amazingly talented with writing and mixing & mastering. He is a hit machine, from the get go when I heard the first draft of the song I instantly knew it was a hit. He sent over the first draft, that by the second draft I had no changes to request, that's how perfect it was! He is always on time with his drafts and never hesitates to accommodate. I would most certainly recommend Sam!

  9. Review by Zack F.
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    Another great song! I love working with Sam! He is an extremely talented writer and artist. He is always on time and is great to work with. He really understands my vision and hits the mark every time.

  10. Review by Renzo K.
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    Sam was able to create an amazing track based on a song I provided. After the first demo some aditions were made to my request and I was pleased with every track he created. Definitely someone you should work with.

  11. Review by Taichi
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    we made a really nice song!so exited to release it!!!!!so happy working with Sam. He is a great song-writer for sure. me as a songwriter and producer I've learned so much for this collaboration. it was fun thank you so much! let's make another song:)

  12. Review by Elliot James Mastering
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    Supremely talented, an absolutely pleasure to work on this project together, such a great communicator, super professional! Always a big plus!!!! Don’t hesitate is you have the opportunity to collaborate with Sam, you won’t regret it! Trust me!

  13. Review by Zack F.
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    I can't say enough positive things about Sam he was amazing to work with. He is super creative and created Exactly what I had in mind. He delivered on time every time. I will definitely work with him in the future.

  14. Review by Lucas B.
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    Sam is so talented, fast and he knows how to deliver what you’re asking him. It’s been a pleasure working with him.

  15. Review by William B.
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    Sam was fantastic!
    His work was more than I could have expected. His responses were timely, concise, and very understanding of my overall vision.
    Definitely work with Sam if you want a song that is unique and stands out!
    Great experience!

Interview with Sam Ray

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I do a lot of work songwriting, top lining and helping artists to develop their writing style/aesthetic during the production process. I also often engineer, record and mix rock/indie bands too.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: Song and arrangement are King and Queen.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I'm a very melodic songwriter, and I love lyrics with character, quirk and emotion.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Make sure that the person you're hiring is passionate about making your music great - that's the most important thing!

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: I love to ask for references when people are looking for a song or a production. It's really great to know you're on the same wavelength as an artist and that you're both pulling the same direction.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Currently working at my home studio with Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 12, Waves, Steven Slate, FabFilter, Kontakt Library and a bunch of other software. Hardware wise I'm currently running a 2018 iMac with an Apollo Twink Quad an SE Electronics z3300a, a Shure SM57 Beta, a Blue Spark, a Audio Technica AT2020, a Rhode NT1A, plus multiple guitars and amps.

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Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions, $10 for every revision thereafter. Tuning/Editing not included as standard. Turnaround between 4-10 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • The 1975
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Dua Lipa
Gear Highlights
  • Steven Slate
  • FabFilter
  • Waves
  • UA Apollo Quad
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