The difference between a good song and a great song is lyrical/ melodical balance. The words will never resonate if the arrangement doesn’t command attention.
(Unsigned Only Finalist) (Topliner)
As an independent urban-contemporary artist I understand the pressure of creative demands within the music industry. With thousands of new emerging acts on the scene every year, releasing music that stands out can seem nearly impossible. After several failed attempts at “industry-standard” studios I became discouraged on my musical journey. I detested the intern engineers who seemed to only excel at pressing buttons. I wanted more from my music-creating experiences. Thankfully my love and passion for the art pushed me to invest in my own equipment and study my craft. 3 years later I solidified my home studio, recorded multiple successful tracks, and even garnered a couple songwriting awards.
Once I was able to work in a more creatively inspiring space I realized that it was the key to making amazing music. Music is energy and to reap great energy in your final product you must put in that same energy during every stage: producing, writing, arranging, recording, tuning, mixing, and mastering.
Hire individuals who are willing to give you that energy in every project!
Top-lining is my specialty!
-Production w/ no lyrics? I’m your guy!
-Production and Lyrics w/ no melody? I’m your guy!
-Additionally, I am available as a session singer upon track approval.
Come by the studio if you are in ATL!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Prod by Porter
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Demo for Sony
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both depending on what emotion you are trying to evoke.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will try my hardest to get to know you as an artist and give you a product that showcases that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I help people get their message across to their audience more creatively and passionately.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That expensive equipment automatically creates great music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who is your target market? What do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear on expectations so that I can ensure I satisfactory delivery.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pen, Paper, BV-1 Mic, Sony Headphones, iPhone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a healthcare specialist on the military but decided to focus on music. I’ve been writing for 6 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is passionate. Regardless of the genre most of my lyrics speak about subject matter with conviction.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Justin Timberlake because he has such an amazing ear for creative vocal arrangement that blends well with live instruments.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Find the middle ground between your experimental sound and the current influence to make something that is both unique and successful.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban Contemporary because it usually blends various styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Empathy and Word Recall
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring clarity to the purpose of a track. I love being able to convey the bigger picture to tell a more relatable story.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I love to soak in a production for an hour to see how it makes me feel. I then focus on the emotion that I’m trying to bring out of the listener.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a sound treated vocal booth that features a tube condenser microphone and UAD plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by artists who take advantage of live instrumentation such as Justin Timberlake, Adele, and John Mayer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Top lining is my most common work.