Kelly Sayer

Engineer and Vocal Producer

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Former head engineer for Grammy-award winning producer, Alex da Kid (best known for multiplatinum hits with Rihanna and Imagine Dragons).

A vocalist with an engineering degree? Who could be better to tune your vocals!

Having engineered for major vocalists in Los Angeles through my position at Alex da Kid's studio, I now specialize in: Vocal recording, tuning, editing and arranging.

Additional services:
Production (focusing on a pop, RnB and singer/songwriter genres)
Editing/Comping of instruments
Mixing

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Greta
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    Kelly is extremely skilled and very easy to work with! Would definitely recommend her.

  2. Review by Ariella Sosis
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    Kelly is one of the best vocal engineers I've ever worked with. She's also incredibly funny and has really great ears.

  3. Review by Braydon Germain
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    Kelly is a passionate and extremely talented Engineer and Producer. She has an immense skill set, extremely organized, and get's her projects done on schedule. I fully endorse Kelly, and can't wait till we get to work together again.

  4. Review by Dragi Ivanov
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    Kelly Sayer is an incredible vocal producer. She's incredibly patient and focused. Both, her brilliant ear for melodies and harmonies, as well as her ability to tune vocals that sound natural and smooth make her one of the best vocal producers I have ever gotten a chance to work with. I could not recommend her enough!

  5. Review by Dragi Ivanov
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    Kelly Sayer is an incredible vocal producer, her patience and focus and her brilliant ear for melodies and harmonies as well as her ability to tune vocals that sound natural and smooth make her one of the best vocal producers I have ever gotten a chance to work with. I could not recommend her enough!

  6. Review by Dan Gleyzer
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    I highly recommend Kelly for vocal production. She has amazing arrangement ideas, an incredible ear for pitch (she will tune your vocals like no one else can) and a natural talent for helping the vocal sit just right in the track. Work with her!!

  7. Review by Jason Strong
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    This lady is incredible she is an angel who will make you sound like an angel. She is professional and reliable and works quickly at a level that pushes the boundary in this competitive market. Couldn't recommend her more highly.

  8. Review by Hope Brush
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    One of the most talented vocal producers I've ever had the pleasure of working with- I highly recommend working with Kelly for her professionalism and musical creativity.

Interview with Kelly Sayer

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

  2. A: Setting up microphones, tracking vocals in pro tools, comping and tuning vocals, coming up with harmonies and arrangements, mixing the vocals to make them fit into the track so that it sounds like the track was build for them.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Mark Ronson - My favourite producer Billie Eilish and James Blake - Both incredible artists with inspiring and innovative vocal arrangements Julia Michaels and Sasha Sloan - My favourite songwriters

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Microphones: Manley, SM58, AKG414 Interface: Apollo Twin Monitors: I have a pair of Yamaha NS10's a pair of Adams, and a pair of HS5's so that I can reference my mix on many different speakers. I also always check my mixes in the car and on headphones. Plugins: Waves, Soundtoys, UAD, Fabfliter

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: I tune vocals using melodyne and I check the tuning by running them through autotune at zero retune speed after so that I can catch any errors and then correct them again in melodyne to be 100% confident about the pitch. I comp using playlists and I edit with the waveform expanded so that I don't cut any breaths etc. I work from the same vocal template that I used at Alex da Kid's recording studio.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I am a trained vocalist myself, with a degree from Berklee College of Music, so I have a thorough understanding of how delicate the performance process is and how to best capture and blend the vocal to bring out the best in any performer.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Comping and tuning vocals

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Pop, RnB and Hip-Hop

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

  16. A: Always approach every detail, even the technical ones, from a musician's perspective. The natural emotion of the song is the priority.

  17. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  18. A: Max Brandenburg: he is an amazing top-liner, songwriter, pianist and vocalist Pedro Calloni: he is the best mixing engineer that I know Dragi Ivanov: he is a brilliant pop producer Hope Brush: very talented audio and mixing engineer

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Terms Of Service

2 free revisions. Usually will take less than 2 days for vocal tuning or comping and less than 2 weeks for a full song production.

GenresSounds Like
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Adele
  • James Blake
Gear Highlights
  • AKG Microphones
  • Apollo Interface
  • Melodyne
  • UAD
  • Autotune
  • Waves
  • Fabfilter
  • SoundToys
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