Sjoerd de Vries

Producer, mixer & Keyboardist

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I bring sound to your songs! As a versatile producer and songwriter, I'm (32, The Netherlands) always eager for a fresh approach to pop music. Guided by my background as a keyboard player in bands, I know how to work a proper song. I have written and produced for international artists on Universal Music, Sony Music, Armada, Spinnin’.

• Let's say the production of your song is up to 90%, but you're struggling with getting it done. I will add that final touch to get it 'release-ready'

• If you're a singer (-songwriter) and you just have a rough demo of your song, I can produce a whole production around it. I will send you all the stems after we're done.

• You want your vocals to sound like they do on the radio. Send me your dry vocal recordings and I will make them sound better!

As a professional producer and keyboard player, I know where to find the right sound for your song. I have a long experience of playing in bands and besides that I work in studios for over fifteen years now. Pop music is what I love to make and what I do every day. From EDM to acoustic pop.
I know it can be hard to really 'finish' a song. I would be glad to help you out and add some final touches that will make your song stand out.

Let's get in touch to see how we can get started!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Clemens Blacquière
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    As a session guitarist I really like working for and with Sjoerd. He writes and produces amazing (sounding) songs which, when I get them send to me to play guitar on, already sound radio-ready.
    His vision and preferences are really clear and he knows exactly what he wants from the arrangement and how he wants it to sound, as well as being open to external influences.
    Sjoerd produces in a very modern but authentic way and creates sounds and vibes which are wonderful to play guitar on, and always take me to his world!

  2. Review by Clemens Blacquière
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    As a session guitarist I really like working for and with Sjoerd. He writes and produces amazing (sounding) songs which, when I get them send to me to play guitar on, already sound radio-ready.
    His vision and preferences are really clear and he knows exactly what he wants from the arrangement and how he wants it to sound, as well as being open to external influences.
    Sjoerd produces in a very modern but authentic way and creates sounds and vibes which are wonderful to play guitar on, and always take me to his world!

  3. Review by Clemens Blacquière
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    As a session guitarist I really like working for and with Sjoerd. He writes and produces amazing (sounding) songs which, when I get them send to me to play guitar on, already sound radio-ready.
    His vision and preferences are really clear and he knows exactly what he wants from the arrangement and how he wants it to sound, as well as being open to external influences.
    Sjoerd produces in a very modern but authentic way and creates sounds and vibes which are wonderful to play on, and always take me to his created world!

Interview with Sjoerd de Vries

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

  2. A: The project is called BRÅVO and it is my own artist-project. I release songs that I write with very talented singers, every track is another collab. I like the way I can just do my own thing.

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

  4. A: I'm currently working on an EP for a very talented singer, co-producing for a deep house DJ/producer

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both, but mostly digital because of the workflow and the ability to take everything with you.

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

  8. A: That they will get a better/more exciting sounding song

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

  10. A: That it's also the thing I love doing most

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

  12. A: Can I pay in rights in stead of money :-) My answer is usually no...

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

  14. A: That you don't need to have any real musical skills.

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

  16. A: What's the purpose of the production, what's the audience you're aiming for. That tells me a lot about which direction to go.

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

  18. A: Make sure to find someone who treats your music with love and care.

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

  20. A: - a laptop - apollo interface - my good-old Juno 6 - a guitar - a mic

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

  22. A: I studied piano at the Rotterdam Conservatory, after that I played in bands and worked in studios. Did a lot of studio sessions as a session keyboard-player and worked on all kinds of projects as a music producer.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: fresh pop, catchy

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

  26. A: Khalid, because of the sound of his voice

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

  28. A: Make sure your arrangement fits the vocal

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

  30. A: (Electronic) Pop, EDM, deep house

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: I like to work with songs, I'm very good with structures and hooks

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

  34. A: I try to bring fresh sounds and add some flavor to make the song work great and stand out.

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

  36. A: When I get your files I will usually make a version that I think could work really well. After we discuss this version I will work this out to a release-ready track.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I run Logic Pro X on my iMac and MacBook Pro. Apollo audio interfaces, all kinds of synthesizers/electric pianos, loads of software synthesizers and sample libraries. AKG, Blue, Shure and Røde Mics.

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

  40. A: Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Max Martin

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

  42. A: Producing tracks, I get a vocal recording and produce the music around it.

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  • Nord Keyboards
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  • Rhodes Mark I
  • Hohner Clavinet C
  • UAD Apollo
  • SSL Fusion
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