Trace Ellington

Composer, mixer, producer

Trace Ellington on SoundBetter

I have accomplished one Grammy recording and Production and many gold and platinum records with various artist. I am a singer songwriter and multi musician. I work with Electronic,Pop, Country,Soul,Jazz and HipHop. I can bring your project to the next level with Production Arrangement , and mixing.

I have a full production studio for Music and Film . Also a full production room with vintage synths keyboards and guitar. I am able to do projects start to finish. And a mix room with the Original Sony Oxford Rmx100. So if you just want that radio sound that I can provide. For Production if it’s a remix or new project I can complete start to finish . I also provide mastering.

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Interview with Trace Ellington

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: The sex packet album from Digital Underground. The programming was done by me using a Lin 9000 and a 16 bit Casio sampler . Everyone in the group was accomplished jazz musicians .

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

  4. A: A Blues project from Chicago . Where the client wants to redo Albert Kings song Lonesome .

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

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analogue is human digital is preserving you need both to move forward . And some think the digital age left analogue behind but it’s always been there .

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

  10. A: That they will grow more every time we work together.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Being able to express through sound and music .

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

  14. A: Can you make me sound like the hottest artist at the time? And I say no but I can make you sound like you.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I can’t make someone sound good that does not have the passion or gift to make music.

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

  18. A: Is this your first project. Are you wanting any live instruments in your project.

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

  20. A: Make sure you identify your needs and sound your looking for .

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

  22. A: Mac. Apollo 8. Guitar , bass, keybord

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

  24. A: I was advancing in Hip Hop working for death row in the early 90s . And I quit ] before Tupac died. And had decided that music is about energy and wanted no part of negative . So I split hip hop and really decided to use my talent in other genres .

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Worldly

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

  28. A: It would be Sting . He multi talented with voice and song and playing

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

  30. A: Yes don’t do your final mix in the box .

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

  32. A: All kinds

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Producing and bringing the best out of an artist.

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

  36. A: The energy to push it to the next level .

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

  38. A: I work from the angle of how good material is fecorded from the start . If I need to re-record to get a good sound I will. it depends on the project.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Oxlford Sony mixing console and protocols procontrol with Hd 3 system. icon controller iMac various vintage synths and rack , fender Rhodes cup 70 grand piano etc .

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

  42. A: Prince, Jimmy Hendricks , Duke Ellington, Queen,

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

  44. A: Remixing, final radio mix, music production , songwriting , arrangement . Tracking from daw for mix down

Terms Of Service

Mixing: ref mix + 2 free revisions. Editing: edit + 2 free revisions. Mastering: main master + 1 free revision ($10 per each version)

GenresSounds Like
  • Coldplay
  • Future
  • CZA
Gear Highlights
  • Sony Oxford Rmx100
  • Sony Mci 632
  • protocols HD
  • Uad
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