I'm an Indie musician/producer, happy to work with any music supervisors, indie bands, solo artists, bedroom producers, and anyone looking to refine and improve their personal vision & projects.
In my previous professional life I was a freelance designer & video editor working on projects ranging from corporate profiles, to weddings, to music videos. I've chosen to nowfocus entirely on my first love which is all things music, editing, & production.
I don't have hundreds of records under my belt, or an enormous amount of outboard gear at my disposal, but I do have a meticulous drive when it comes to production, editing, and especially composing. This meticulousness is what pushes me along, always looking for a new challenge.
First and foremost I have been a passionate musician since I picked up my first instrument in 1995, spending essentially all waking hours practicing, all the while absorbing what I found made albums sonically interesting. If i'm working on a composition I really try to inject as much heart as I can into every texture, note, and layer in the piece. If i'm making engineering edits on your arrangement I'm carefully listening to each instruments place against one another, and if I'm producing on your project I am there to help guide your songs into their most effective form without allowing tedium or distraction to set in for your listeners. The equipment I own I use daily, and i'm always always always trying to learn more - both creatively, & with my gear. This is a never-ending venture for me and I look forward to helping others along the way.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Great to work with Chris again! High quality song and recording makes for an excellent master. Always a pleasure. Thanks, Chris
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It was a pleasure working with Chris. Great songs and ideas make for a great result. I look forward to working with him again!
Interview with Christopher Elsasser
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a warm home studio which I've been building over the course of a few years, and is still expanding. It is a treated room, complete with synths, guitars, a piano, various microphones, outboard compressors/tube preamps/EQ's/and vintage effects, as well as a suite of digital processors by Waves and Fabfilter all running on a mac environment.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most typical
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Really taking the time to refine and make deliberate choices in each sonic element and what it's bringing to your song can really bring an unfocused idea to life. This can also mean trimming down from the top, if you have too many elements really ask yourself if each piece is really contributing an essential sound, or can it be moved elsewhere or even removed entirely to make more room for the foundation to come through.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Outside of client work I am recording my own indie-rock full length debut, aiming for a winter 2016/17' release.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm not biased to either one, what matters is if it sounds right. There is a case to be made for both, some artists sound best through the warmth and grit that analog gear can bring to their sonic presence, while others require a brighter pop or electronic sound which analog gear may not add any benefit to.