I've been writing, recording and singing for the past 14 years. I spent a lot of those years on the road with Philmont (EMI) and LNYX. I'm well versed in writing lyric and melody for pop, rock and EDM but love writing in other genres as well. I'm heavily invested in any song I write treating each one as if it were my own personal release.
Like countless other American high school-aged kids I grew up spending my weekends in a loud garage, banging out haggard tunes with some of my best friends. The hobby turned into a passion and I started my first band summer of my senior year. I played, wrote and developed my pop-rock outfit (Philmont) through college, honing my songwriting skills, before penning a deal with EMI-CMG in 2007. We released an EP and a full length before venturing out independently for two more EPs. By the time we broke up in 2012 I had been able to tour the world and grow into myself as a musician and songwriter. In 2014 I formed LNYX- an electro-pop band with my wife. I love pulling my pop/rock roots into the electronic elements to see what comes out the other end. LNYX has also opened a lot of opportunities for collaborating with other artists all over the world. (SoundCloud.com/LNYXmusic)
I thoroughly enjoy songwriting- especially for other artists. I love the challenge of channeling the client's vision and emotion and adding a touch of my own voice to bring their project to life. While pop is my wheelhouse I'm comfortable writing in many styles.
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58 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Scott Taube / Synthetix Sounds
another hit song! thanks to you for your work, Scott!
What a truly impressive and visionary vocalist! love the work!
Scott is creative and vocally talented! Another one in the books and another amazing flexing of his vocal muscles!
This was my first experience on sound better. I was blown away with the quality of the finial product. Scott was able to take rough concept for lyric ideas and create song that truly convey the emotion that was felt from that personal experience. I highly recommend Scott and look forward to working with him in the future.
Great Guy, the cooperation was fun.Gladly again :-)
awesome singer - amazing work as always
Scott is a tremendous musician. So talented!
what an incredible, intuitive and creative artist. He takes each opportunity and makes it unique and cool
I really enjoy working with Scott. A tremendous vocal range, quick turnaround and pours his heart into every song! Can't wait for the next one
What an amazing guy to work with! Awesome vocals and got it right 1 time! So easy and lovely to work with! Can't wait to do more songs in the future! WHOOOPA! :-)
another great song - Scott has such amazing range and each song sounds unique and impressive
wow. just listened to his finished product and I am in awe! He made it look easy and yet it could not have been. His vocal prowess leaves me speechless!
Scott did an amazing job. He responded very quickly and was very accurate in following our instructions. He brought his own vibe which completely contributed to the song.. overall he really nailed it!
Scott is an incredibly talented singer and was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Scott was extremely great to work with..He followed every instruction and there were minimal revisions.I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again.
Great singer and songwriter!
A pleasure working with Scott.
On time. High Quality. Clear and consistent communication.
What more can you ask for?
Scott did a great, quick job providing a catchy vocal melody for my song.
High quality vocal stems, awesome job!!
A pleasure to work with. He really elevates the instrumental version with his vocals. Scott thinks with the producers to make the whole song better. Moreover, he is always open for any input. Really solid performance.
Great Job. Scott did everything I asked and the turn around time was very quick. I would definitely hire Scott again!
Scott is a very talented and nice person.I loved working with him.
I will work with him again in the future.If I get a chance.
This guy is working so fast I can´t even hold track with him. Delivers the product spot on and is really nice to work with.
Simply the best! Very professional and quick, thumbs up!
Scott is a very talented singer, and apart from that he can provide very high quality vocals. Worked exceptionally quickly and was very co-operative all throughout the job process. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone!
Scott did a phenomenal job on the vocals for my alt/pop song. The harmonies were perfect. His ability to capture the vibe and emotion of the song is very impressive. Thanks again Scott!
Scott is a really huge singer! He work fast & really professional! If you need a real singer and a professional artist, send him a message!
Scott did more than I expected and delivered awesome vocals for my new track! very fast and reliable to work with, understands what you mean and has no problems to take some revisions if needed to make you happy with the result!
I will recommend Scott to everyone! Thanks Scott!
Scott is a true professional. He really understands music and his vocals are amazing! I am really impressed with the way he creates perfect harmonies and lead vocals, bringing my song to a much higher level. Thanks Scott!
Scott is amazing. Works very fast!! takes direction well. He took my idea and bought it to TRUE LIFE! I WILL WORK WITH HIM AGAIN.
Scott is a true professional. Very fast turnaround. Not only was he able to deliver what I was looking for but also use his skills and knowledge as a singer to add and change the little areas that make a huge difference. Scott is very pleasant to work with. You will not be disappointed in hiring him!
Scott is a talented, versatile singer and a master at his art. He was very professional, had a quick turn around and really captured the feeling of the song.
It was my first experiance collabing with an singer on soundbetter.
Scott did a great job writing lyrics.
I will be working with him in the future
Scott has an amazing voice that is fresh and current. He definitely brought my song to a new level, adding harmonies and background vocals that gave my song that radio-ready sound. He is easy to work with and is highly professional. I highly recommend Scott and will definitely use him again!
Great voice and easy to work with!
Scott did an incredible job writing lyrics and recording a guide vocal track to my song. Thank you so much!
Scott was excellent to work with! Very creative and open minded with an excellent artistic instincts. I was also impressed with his professionalism.
Great job, very happy with the results!!!
Scott does great work. The stems he provided were clean, dry, and a perfect fit for my project. Thank you for a job well done.
Scott is amazing. Highly recommend working with him.
Awesome job! 5 Stars
Great to work with Scott. There was some style-related topic to adjust in the beginning, but Scott was always open and willing to solve it in the best way. I would recommend Scott for someone who looks for a fresh, clear and young voice.
Scott was awesome to work with. Professional, great communication and great product.
Amazing voice. He do a impresive work for my track. Nice lyrics and high quality vocal stems. I will work with him in the future! Thanks Scott!
I love the lyrics and Scott's vocal, goes real well with my song! Very flexible, creative, fast delivery, love to work with him more. Highly recommend :)
Thanks so much for your awesome work! I'm really pleased with the final result and can't wait to work with you again :)
Great voice and very smart. Did an excellent job and very fast too. Look forward to working with him again !!
It was great working with Scott, he kept me updated constantly with the progress and would discuss with me beforehand how I would want vocal parts recorded in. He delivered very high quality professional vocal stems and I am very happy with the project. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone else and I would certainly use him again in the future
I received Scott´s proposal from nowhere, he was very pleasant and comprehensive. He delivered top quality vocals and excellent mix. This is my first experience and I am glad it was with him. I totally recommend him!
Great voice, easy to work with, and professional. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a male lead singer.
Scott's great to work with and is super talented. His topline/vocals turned out perfect for the project we were working on. Definitely recommend hiring him.
Scott is a fantastic top liner, with great vocals, and a pro attitude! Plus, he's just a great dude. If you are looking for someone to partner with your vision and make it great, pick this guy.
Scott is a great top line writer. I've worked with him on several projects and he always delivers quality, lyrics. I highly recommend him for your next project!
I've worked with Scott for many years. He is a seasoned and professional vocalist and songwriter who works hard to deliver exactly what the song needs. At the end of the day, that's what you want. Do your tracks a favor and get this guy involved.
Scott was amazing to work with! We were in a crunch trying to find a songwriter who could write for a younger age range. He listened to our project needs and suggestions and wrote two unforgettable tracks. Scott Delivered!!
I commissioned Scott to do vocals for a track I'd written. Three days after agreeing the arrangements, he came back with a vocals that made my jaw hit the floor. Fantastic tone, great lyrical interpretation, superb harmonies, and above all, fantastic craftsmanship and attention to detail. He's taken the track to a whole different level!
In addition to being a gifted vocalist, Scott is a true pro! It doesn't matter if you are a self funded struggling writer or a project with financial backing, he will treat you the same! He actually brings in the same passion for your project as you have for it. What else could you ask for? I will come back to Scott first every time!
Scott is the guy for your topline/male vocal needs. I've known him personally for over 10 years and he's consistently worked hard to create the best music possible! Highly recommended.
Interview with Scott Taube / Synthetix Sounds
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always writing :) I've got a hand full of collab label releases coming out this year with producers from several different countries!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the community. After working with someone on a project it's almost natural to stay connected. It's kind of like since we created something together there's a deeper level of connection than if I were to fix their plumbing or install some light fixtures in their house.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There's a lot of talent on here but I'd rather you hire me :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. The analog emulators are getting pretty dang good!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to not half-ass any project. I can't do it actually. Music is very close to my heart that I simply can't help but give a song 100%.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: People always ask where I'm from originally. Doesn't seem to effect the work- maybe it's just a way to get conversation started. I'm originally from Charlotte, NC by the way but don't expect any "y'alls" sneaking into the music anytime soon.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that since I live in Nashville I must be exclusively involved in country music. One trip to Nashville (save Broadway) would squash that misconception.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I think it's important to really get to know their needs and their vision. If they've got certain expectations for the project I want to shoot for those from draft 1. It doesn't do any good to write a great song if it's not the song they're looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research and get to know your provider. Especially when it comes to a lyric writer. It's less technical and more emotional so their personality is bound to leak into that. If they come across as "kind of a dick" you may want to keep clicking around till you find the right fit :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'm assuming you mean musical gear so I'll go that direction. An acoustic guitar and something to record ideas-- I have a garbage memory. I could write so much music being secluded and uninterrupted like that but when the rescue chopper landed and blew my notes from the sand I'd remember none of it!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started my first band in high school and kept plugging away through college. My band Philmont signed with EMI and did a few records with them followed by a couple independent releases. In that time we toured about 200 dates a year including some international gigs and releases. After that wrapped I formed the electro-pop project LNYX with my wife and started a label "Synthetix Sounds". I've been focusing on the EDM stuff as well as top lining and cowrting for the last few years.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Last year I wrote and collaborated with DJ Francis Davila from Guatemala. He released a beautiful video along with the song and the support from his huge Latin American fan base was amazing! "We Can Be Anything" Feat LNYX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U23JiOTa8kw
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd say pop hooks with attitude. Haha. That sounds pretty lame actually. What I mean is that I love to write catchy stuff but not at the expense of lyrical integrity.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with an artist like Skrillex. While his sound is fairly polarizing I'm a sucker for people who create huge second acts in their life. He had a stellar career in the screamo market with From First To Last. He then went on to become one of the biggest names in Electronic Music ever in a matter of a few years. That's super inspiring to me--especially coming from the rock world and trying to find a home in EDM.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be a jack of all trades, master of none. It's getting easier to make a industry standard tune from your laptop working completely inside the box. Too many people get caught up trying to be an amazing songwriter, producer, mix engineer, mastering engineer and social media/PR guru. Stick to what you're good at (and hone those skills) while teaming up with people who excel in areas where you fall short.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have a long history of pop and pop/rock writing but have carried that into EDM recently. I feel in love with Progressive House over the last few years. I love when there's a great, hooky chorus followed by a drop and an equally hooky synth lead.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I tend to write unique yet approachable melodies and I have a good ear for hooks. If you're not humming the melody after one listen through then I'm not doing my job.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'd say I can bring a good bit of honesty to a song. The best songs- no matter the genre- are honest and heartfelt. It's something you can't fake. Whether the song is about hope or heartbreak I'll channel that emotion so something real comes out of the other end.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I love to start with some sort of direction or vision from the client-- even if it's just a word or emotion. It's also fun to have free reign on a song though. I blast the music and see how that makes me feel then I'll dabble with lyric and melody to find something that compliments that. I always start in the hook. I subscribe to the "Don't bore us, get to the chorus" school of thought. If the hook isn't there then even the greatest verses can't save the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run LogicX on a 2015 Macbook pro. I use a Focusrite interface, Event 20/20 monitors and I house an Audio Technica AT4050 in a treated closet-turned-vocal booth.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone who works hard and chases their dreams. I have a handful of close friends who have sacrificed a lot to master their craft. Those are the guys who make it. I try my best to follow in their footsteps.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The bulk of my work is for lyric and melody. I've dabbled in remixing but I'm fairly green on the producer-side of things so that's typically something I just do for fun when my buddies release new songs.