Sam Ray

Pop Producer Songwriter

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Music producer, mix engineer, and songwriter - specialist in pop, indie pop, rock and EDM. I've written, produced, mixed and mastered for globally renowned artists and brands all over the world.

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 and brands all over the world, and received acclaim for my own 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, and I've written, produced, mixed and mastered music, and created sound effects 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.

41 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Alex
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    Once again, Sam has shown he is a magician. He took my rough vocal idea, and he helped turn it into a full blown production. He is incredibly timely too. Lastly, Sam is a great person, and I 10/10 recommend you work with him!

  2. Review by Fond R.
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    Incredible to work with!

    Understood the concept of what we were trying to achieve, very patient and professional throughout!

    Overall an excellent experience 👍🏽

  3. Review by Edward P.
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    Sam is a great collaborator, he is very professional and great to work with. Would recommend

  4. Review by Charlie Westropp
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    Sam was fantastic from start to finish. His mix is technically outstanding, and retains the vibrant feel of the source material - great job! Was very patient and professional with our revisions too. Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Zack F.
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    Sam is always amazing. He is extremely talented and great to work with.

  6. Review by Nicki S.
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    Sam is a fantastic producer! I greatly enjoyed working with him, he is extremely professional and talented. I definitely encourage you to hire him for your next project! :D

  7. Review by Emma Denney
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    As per, Sam was amazing and brought out the best in my song with his production and mixing. He took it to the next level and I would always recommend him to anyone looking for top quality.

  8. Review by Brandon
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    Sam was amazing and super easy to work with. He's friendly and professional and completely nailed the production of my song. He really paid attention to all my notes and helped bring my vision to life. I will definitely be working with him again and would highly recommend him!

  9. Review by Camila K.
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    Sam is a fantastic producer. He understands the vision of a song and he always has some great fresh ideas. He's patient and very efficient. It was a pleasure working with him!

  10. Review by Emma Denney
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    Sam is fast becoming one of my absolute go-to producers for my songs now - this is the second track he's worked his magic on for me and I'm super happy with the result. The last song he helped me with got Record of the Week on BBC Introducing Radio so he must be doing something right!

  11. Review by Regan Vincenza
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    I'm really pleased Sam was the first person I chose to work with here. He's nice, professional, and is good at what he does. Really looking forward to continuing our work together!

  12. Review by Daniel K.
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    We hired Sam to mix and master our new track, and he really took our demo and elevated it to a new level. He was also extremely patient through our revisions requests, and showed great communication throughout the whole process. Highly recommend!

  13. Review by Georgia L.
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    Once again, Sam's been brilliant. Such a talent!

  14. Review by Miroslava
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    Sam is an incredible person to work with. He understands exactly what you want and is very creative. Sam is easy to communicate with and does it throughout the whole process. From the beginning, he made it very easy to work with him and took my song to levels I could not have imagined. I will definitely be working with him again. If you are looking for someone reliable, creative, limitless, and professional, I recommend him.

  15. Review by Alex
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    Another fantastic experience working with Sam! I’m so happy with the tracks we have worked on together.

  16. Review by Adam
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    Always a pleasure to work with Sam. He goes above and beyond with his mixing and mastering, while also being so easy to work with. Truly a talent.

  17. Review by Nightshift
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    I cannot say enough about how helpful Sam was. We hired him for mixing, mastering and production, and he really elevated the song. He was super patient with all of our change requests and had a good pulse for what we wanted to hear. Great communicator. Highly recommend!

  18. Review by Emma Denney
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    I'm super happy with Sam's production and mix of my song! It's exactly what I wanted, and he was very patient with all of my change requests. Would recommend!

  19. Review by IO
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    Fast, talented and responsive! Thank you for a job well done!

  20. Review by Adam S.
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    I always love working with Sam on my mixes. He'll take your music to the next level, turning bedroom demos into next level sounding songs. He's really talented, easy to communicate with, and is able to understand exactly what you're looking for in your mixes. Can't recommend enough.

  21. Review by Alex
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    Sam is absolutely magic! He turned my small vocal demo into a full on track. Not only is he kind, he is a great communicator. Lastly, he took great consideration for the notes I gave him. I can’t wait to work on another song together!

  22. Review by justin rutz
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    Terrific production, Sam was super easy to work with and the project sounds better than i ever imagined it would.

  23. Review by koko
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    Sam is absolutely awsome!! will definately work with him again
    i like his work very much

  24. Review by S
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    It was a great experience working with Sam! He's an amazing producer who really takes the time to understand what you want for your track and the emotions you want it to convey. I hope to collaborate again with him in the near future.

  25. Review by Georgia L.
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    I honestly can't recommend Sam enough. I've worked with him on 4 songs now and i am so happy I found him on this website. Not only an incredible artist in his own right but a marvelous producer and I am so excited to watch his career grow to incredible heights!

  26. Review by Camila K.
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    Sam is an amazingly skilled, creative and professional producer. He understood my vision on the spot after one message and was able to translate my ideas into the production. Plus he's a fantastic guy, humble and patient, quick and efficient. It's been an enormous pleasure to be working with Sam and I'm sure that we'll work together on the future tracks. Thank you!

  27. Review by Aidan
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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!

  28. 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!

  29. Review by Zack Fay
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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!

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

  31. 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!

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

  33. 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 :)

  34. 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!

  35. Review by Zack Fay
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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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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:)

  38. Review by Elliot James Mulhern 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!

  39. Review by Zack Fay
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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.

  40. 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.

  41. Review by WILBUR
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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: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: There's a huge list, but I love the variety of sounds of the 80s brought into the world. My first love was pop-punk, but I'm a big fan of pop, synth-pop, rock and indie, and a bunch of other genres. In terms of current inspirations... The 1975, LANY, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, Angels & Airwaves, Death Cab for Cutie, Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Pale Waves, and many more, are frequent influences on my production and writing.

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

  4. A: I do a lot of work production, mixing, songwriting, and top lining, and generally help artists to develop their style during the production process. I also often engineer, record and mix pop/rock/indie bands too.

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

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

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. 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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I was the Songwriter, Producer and Mix Engineer in this production

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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