Currently working under John Feldmann (Blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Panic! At The Disco) & Travis Barker, worked on sessions with, Bülow, Machine Gun Kelly, Grandson, Trevor Daniels, The Used & more.. Got a personal production on Spotify's " Friday Cratediggers"
Having went to Las Vegas Academy to study drums, guitar, piano and music theory; I became a professional drummer in Las Vegas at the age of seventeen. Gigging anywhere from 2 - 7 nights a week on the glamorous Las Vegas stip. Through my various bands and projects, I've played and recorded all over the United States and even toured in the U.K. (Rabid Young; Drums) with thousands of hours behind the drum kit on stage and in studios.
Beginning to take music production seriously when I was eighteen, I began to produce EDM and pop songs on Ableton. I began working with singers and songwriters in Las Vegas who mainly wrote songs on acoustic guitar. I fell in love with taking their songs and adding modern production to them, taking it to that "radio" standard. Since then, I have worked with artists from NY to LA. Co-writing for artists on Circus Records (Mark The Beast "Hollow") and Cathedral Collective (Branded, Denisse Borquez). Most recently, I just helped with New Politics and Arrested Youth EPs on "Big Noise".
I now currently work under Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer John "Feldy" Feldman helping with engineering, editing, and music production for artists such as Travis Barker, The Used, The Hunna, Bülow, Garzi, and more.
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Jake is one of the best producers I've ever worked with. Extremely talented, great collaborator and takes instruction/direction really well. He goes above and beyond to produce the song you want. So thankful I found this dude. Will definitely continue working with him!
Jake played drums in The Perks, a band we started together. He’s a talented multi-instrumentalist and producer with a great personality, and he’s extremely driven and ambitious. You’d be lucky to collaborate with him on your project.
Interview with Jake Magness
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fun. Charismatic. Adventurous.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 7 years, it all just started out of making songs that I would love to hear on the radio.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I take rough to almost finished ideas and take them to the next level. Most of my clients will have an amazing song, but the songs and melodies just need a bit of help! Which I'm always stoked to help with!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I look up to Max Martin (pop genius), Ryan Tedder (amazing songwriter), Greg Wells, Tim Pagnotta, and Jake Sinclair. All amazing producers/songwriters.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Catchy little ear worms. Whether its on guitar, a drum part, melody, little vocal chops; every aspect should resonate in your head.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop - EDM - Singer/Songwriter - Alternative/Rock
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Travis Barker. He just is all over the place as a producer and artist. From Pop, Hip Hop, to Punk. The dude is a beast across all genres.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That producers just sit and press buttons... when really do 1,000 things at once. EQ a snare while the singer is trying to show us their harmonies when we need to drag a piano vst in place of the synth patch we spent 5 minutes creating.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll walk away with an amazing piece of music that you'll be proud of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I've met amazing musicians, travelled the world, and have worked with some of the most talented songwriters/producers of our time.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working at a studio right now on some projects for BMG and Big Noise Records as well as developing some artists.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely just making a song catchy as possible and making sure all the sounds are coherent and all fit the vibe of it all.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to experiment. Have a general idea, but be willing to experiment. You might just stumble onto something way greater than you ever imagined.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro Pro Tools & Albeton DAW's Apollo Duo Interface (2) Yamaha Studio Speakers Shure KSM43 Fender P Bass Fender Strat Guitar Komplete 12 NI UAD Plug Ins
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I work on an idea, I try to get somewhere completely new in 6 hours. So when you hear it, the song is at a whole new level.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: always experiment.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An apollo arrow. SM58 My macbook pro. Fender Strat Akai Midi Piano.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you influences and what do you want people to feel when they listen to your song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you really make a hit record off a laptop?" With samples and sofware. Yes. 100% percent. Most of what you hear on radio today could only be possible on a laptop. "When should I book time at an actual recording studio?" For vocals and live instruments (if you have a medium-big budget). There really is no substitution for a vocal hall with analog gear, but if you don't have a budget, its better to spend money on the arrangement, rather than just booking a studio to post on instagram that you're "in the studio"
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Its just so much easier and the workflow is much faster and allows for me to be more creative. Analog though if you have a bigger budget.