Let's make your track EPIC. My training as a composer has given me insight into making productions that are HUGE and intimate tracks that whisper in your ear. Let's polish your art into the beautiful gem that it can be!
Hey! My name is Erik Norman (ERIXOUNDS) and I am a music producer based in Orange County and Los Angeles. I love to make Alt and Indie music with plenty of synths, guitars, drum sets, lush vocals, addicting harmonies, and FX. Think Toro y Moi, Bahamas, Lucius, etc. If this sounds up your alley, I'd love to set up a call and chat! : )
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1 ReviewsEndorse ERIXOUNDS
It was a pleasure to work with Eric!
He was professional from the start, always open to my ideas and to any criticism. Always available and would answer to my emails the same day. The work was done fast and with great quality.
We can hear Erik's been doing/writing music for some time. He made a full production from a simple songwriting idea that brought the project new ideas.
The final production tracks were delivered organized and ready for the mixing phase.
100% would recommend!
Interview with ERIXOUNDS
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, songwriting, mixing, and mastering.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I recommend always analyzing the intent of one's art. What are you and your music saying? Why?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I release new music every week, so check me out on my socials @erixounds.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Misunderstanding the roles of a producer vs. mixing engineer (I need to be hired separately for each). Also, I am not a publicist nor an artist manager, promotion is the client's job.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first solo record release last October (2017). I did everything on it from scratch and with stock plugins.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: FKA twigs. Her charisma and musicianship.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a highly trained composer, singer and multi instrumentalist of over 15 years. I've done Indie, Rock, Pop, EDM and Soundtrack production for 7 years, and I began mixing and mastering 2 years ago.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer the warm sounds of analog but love working in the clean sonic environment of digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality. Originality. Emotion.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you change the tempo/key? Of course!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are 3 reference tracks that describe the sound you are looking for? Can you track your own vocals? What date would you like this by?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar charger, laptop, keyboard, mic, guitar.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Multi-genre Pop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take a deep breath and listen with open ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Alternative Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'll know everything that it is missing. I have perfect pitch and a deep understanding of music theory. I'll know what it needs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work quickly and intensely. My turnaround for a full production from start to finish takes between 1 and 2 weeks depending on the project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very basic setup but my results speak for themselves.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, Salaam Remi, Trent Reznor, Thom Yorke, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Amy Winehouse, FKA Twigs, Sevdaliza, Mucky, MIA, Diplo