Brian Judy (Lyte)

Ghost Producer & Vocalist

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Brian Judy (Lyte) on SoundBetter

I'm an EDM expert and Industrial Metal composer − I've worked with Celldweller, Christina Novelli, and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins. My tracks are featured on iZombie & Veronica Mars (Warner Bros.), A State of Trance (Armin Van Buuren), and TNA Impact Wrestling. With my advanced editing/mix skills, I will rescue your song and add the magic.

I currently work as a mix engineer and producer in Ventura County, CA. I know best practices and industry tricks that will add interest and make your song radio-ready − but I also take a careful approach to preserve those delicious dynamics and spirit you wanted from the beginning. If you're looking for an expert in industrial, electronic rock, and EDM genres, I'm that guy!

I can also give your track some emotional energy with my own professional vocal tracks. I have a similar tone to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, but I've also been compared to Muse, Seal, and Klayton from Celldweller. I put a lot of grit into my approach, but I also have a control and melodic style as needed (including falsetto sections).

SPECIALTIES:
- Top level expert at vocal comping, effects, and "stuttering"
- Industrial and electronic rock arrangements and transitions
- Surgical EQ and sound enhancement

I love working with others, and its SO important to me that you feel 100% satisfied with your song! That's why I offer endless minor revisions until its feeling right to you.

While you're deciding send me your tracks and I'll give you my honest thoughts about it. Even if we don't work together, I can give you some valuable feedback about what needs to be improved and point you in the right direction.

Let's get started!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Languages

  • English

11 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jane
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    Brian is a wizard/ Jack-of-all trades. His masterful studio work levels up each of my projects - personal and professional. Bonus: he’s a fantastic vocalist and mastering engineer.

  2. Review by Jane
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    I've worked with Brian on a number of projects because of his attention to detail, and excellent production, editing and mixing skills. He is gifted both musically and technically.

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    If you have an opportunity to work with Bryan Judy (Lyte) - don't hesitate. He works remotely with ease and I am confident anyone who works with him once - will want to work with him again. We have 3 projects together and will begin a 4th in the near future. Brian will expertly take your project where you hope to go.

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    Brian consistently exceeds expectations. His work product and work ethic are refreshing. He is encouraging, easy to work and delivers like an A-list producer.

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    Brian will exceed your expectations regarding professionalism, quality of work and service. He is a gifted producer and artist who will generously enhance your project and take it to the next level. He can follow your lead or provide direction depending on your needs. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by João Miguel
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    It was such a pleasure working with Brian! He is really easy to work with, very kind, professional and open-minded. The communication was excellent! Brian is also a very talented singer and producer, absolutely loved the track I worked on! Looking forward to work with him again in the future. Highly recommend everyone to work with Brian, it is a wonderful experience!

  7. Review by Wild Fox
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    Brian is so talented, an insanely great producer and writer!
    Can't wait to work with him again!

  8. Review by Maygen Lacey
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    Brian was super friendly and had a vision for what he needed. Great communicator. Looking forward to future projects. Thanks Brian!

  9. Review by LeeLoo
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    Brian is very creative and was a pleasure to work with. I had a lot of fun working on his project and I look forward working with him again. I highly recommend him!

  10. Review by BoomFox Productions
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    Brian was an absolute pleasure to work with! He's great at communicating his vision and an absolute pro. I hope to work with him again in the future!!

  11. Review by David Pataconi
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    Brian's vocal range can go from soft and ethereal, to full on grit and thunder, carefully intertwined upon a musical canvas with a control almost inhuman. He has the ability to draw the audience in emotionally, and convey intriguing stories like J.R.R Tolkien, with the musical prowess of Trent Reznor. His musical styles and vocal ranges can be easily matched up with trance, EDM, rock, industrial.

Interview with Brian Judy (Lyte)

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

  2. A: Don't hesitate to invest in yourself! You have to take a risk eventually to move forward, why not choose a professional that can get the momentum going for your music. It will be well worth it. Remember this ol' saying: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now! 😉

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: over 20 years already.... wow I'm getting old. I started out just working on my own music through a cassette tape recorder and a casio keyboard. I eventually went digital in the early 2000s and never went back. heheh

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Fans tend to label my music as synthwave, electro industrial, dark synthpop, dark electronic metal, and dark fantasy electro. There's a few "darks" repeated there. hmmmm... :)

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Super rough! Wow. I guess I'd bring my Korg Volca Modular (and plenty of batteries to go with it?) to experiment with sounds. I'll need an upright piano to compose endless depressing songs (cause I'm stuck on an island apparently 😅). My seagull acoustic guitar for singing worship songs around the campfire at night. Any noise cancelling headphones and some sort of walkman so I can slip away to dreamland while listening to music.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Mixing, Arrangement, and vocal comping. I guess I'll include my ability to narrate emotions with the right instruments and genre.

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

  12. A: I know many artists that throw up some software and experiment with a beat or synth riff until they feel inspired. I've done that, but typically I already have a song concept mapped out in my head! I think its because I think in terms of imagined "movie scenes" I ponder throughout the day - and that dictates the vibe, arrangement, and various elements that need to be used to match the emotional moment I've made up out of thin air. When its time to actually map everything out, I start programming beats and bass work first. Then I'll use my keyboard controller to work on progressions and melodies. Vocal work is usually the very last thing I track. And I write my lyrics AFTER I figure out the topline and melody I want in my songs.

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

  14. A: While working for clients, I use my intuition to enhance the artist's vision for his/her track with instrumentation and arrangement ideas. I might suggest some cello on the second chorus to your quirky folk song. I'll show you a version of an industrial track with some car door slams for toms. It doesn't matter if ideas fail. you can always help others by showing them what's possible. Even if they don't go with exactly what suggested, they at least start thinking outside the box and come up with new ideas of their own. That's my true desire - just to empower song writers and composers to do their best work. An important aspect of that is staying humble. It's not about adding MY footprint to a song, it's about enabling a song writer to achieve their dreams.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: I love Trent Reznor's exploratory approach to music. I would love to b a fly on the wall and watch him experiment with modular sounds. Working together would be a dream! 🥰 I'd like to see what his experimentation and my music arrangements combined would achieve.

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

  18. A: Mixing is like putting furniture in your house. You can't put the couch and your TV in the same spot. Same principle works with boosting or cutting frequencies for multiple instruments.

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

  20. A: Industrial, Uplifting Trance, Dark Fantasy Electro. Clients come to me for folk music too, since I remain gentle with their material while mixing.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I work upstairs in my own studio home, where I have eliminated meaningful color and reflection to the music while monitoring for mixing. I use a Behringer DEQ2496 to modify the signal before it gets to my Behringer monitors. This is how I emulate a "true sound" in my studio. Without this device, a lot of mixers end up making a mix that might sound great in their studio, but TERRIBLE in your environment (e.g. sounding to "tinny"). 😖

  23. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  24. A: I'm working on my next album, Valley of Eden, which has a mix of synthwave, industrial, and chillstep genres, all woven together with a sci-fi story. I'm aiming for a release date of Halloween, 2022!

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

  26. A: Yes! If you are looking for a flexible and powerful vocalist, check out Kris from BoomFox Productions! She can play a wide variety of characters and styles in your music.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: I use a mixture of both. Most of my work is "in the box", because with today's plugins and software, you can get the same warm analog sound that comes with analog equipment if needed, like tape saturation, etc. (and yes, there are exceptions!) SometimesI I switch it up for creative purposes, however, and need to play an analog synth or mess around on my mini Korg Volca devices to bypass the autopilot in my brain. Turning those real nobs and dials does have an effect on experimentation.

  29. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  30. A: I do WHATEVER I can to make you satisfied! I want your music to sound just like it did in your head and heart. I promise we will find the sound and vibe you are looking for. Let's do it!

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: I often get asked if I will perform vocals on a new track without pay ( "promised" future streams and royalties instead). The short answer is... No. 😬 In *most* cases, I prefer to work for hire - you can keep the royalties to yourself.

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

  34. A: Nine Inch Nails, Hans Zimmer, Gareth Coker. I love all things "dark fantasy" as well :)

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

  36. A: Mixing and music production!

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GenresSounds Like
  • Trent Reznor
  • Vast
  • Klayton
Gear Highlights
  • Behringer DEQ2496
  • Behringer Truth Monitors (B2031A)
  • Oktava MKL-2500 Tube Condenser Mic
  • Studiologic SL88 Grand
  • Bose QuietComfort II Headphones
  • Korg Z1
  • Korg Volca Bass
  • Korg Volca Modular
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    I joined a guild like music label with like minded industrial and electronic artists!

    It's been a really great experience so far. We all learn and help each other grow as artists and entrepreneurs. We just released a new single called Damage Control II, and you can hear some of the team's remixes of the sci-fi themed electronic rock track.