Steven Kubie Productions

Producer, Programmer, Engineer

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Hey! I'm Steven "Q-Beatz" Kubie, owner of Steven Kubie Productions. I'm a Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winning music producer, songwriter, beat-maker, programmer, artist, and engineer. I have worked on many major artists' projects including Chris Brown, Ludacris, Missy Elliott, City Girls, Ozuna, Mary J Blige, SWV, Trina, Akapellah, and many more!

I have over 20 years of experience working with audio, music production, and engineering. I graduated from SAE Institute of Audio Technology and interned at Circle House Studios Miami in 2007. I'm most known for my hard drums, 808 bass programming and sample flipping skills. I won a Grammy Award for Chris Brown's "FAME" (Best R&B Album 2011) for co-writing "Wet The Bed"

My services and specialties include
- Music Production /Co-Production /Additional Production /Ghost Production /Music For TV & Film
- Beat Making
- Drum & Synth Programming /Additional Programming
- Audio Editing
- Audio Time Quantization (I can put ANYTHING on tempo!)
- Vocal Tuning
- Vocal Comping
- Recording
- Mixing
- Mastering
- High Quality Time-Stretching /Pitch Shifting
- Sample Chopping /Flipping /Manipulation /Transformation /Enhancement /Time Signature Change
- Make Music Sound Lo-fi Like An Old Sample or Vinyl Record! (using cassette tapes, samplers, and other
various gear and plugins I have)
- Sound Design /Creation of Original Sound FX, Drums, Percs, & Loops
- Edits for Radio Commercials /DJ Drops
- Artist Show /Performance Mixes & Edits
- Artist /Producer Tags
- Audio Cleanup /Click,Pop,Crackle,Hiss Reduction /Phase-Cancellation Techniques To Remove Unwanted Sounds
- Songwriting /Co-Writing /Ghost Writing
*Only accepting .wav stems / multitracks at this time

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Steven Kubie
  • Blac Youngsta
  • Blac Youngsta
  • Blac Youngsta
  • Blac Youngsta
  • YNW Melly
  • YNW Melly
  • YNW Melly
  • YNW Melly
  • YNW Melly
  • YNW Melly
  • PJ
  • PJ
  • Ozuna
  • Ozuna
  • PJ
  • PJ
  • PJ
  • City Girls
  • City Girls
  • City Girls
  • City Girls
  • City Girls
  • Missy Elliott
  • J Trax
  • J Trax
  • J Trax
  • Trina
  • Trick Daddy
  • Trina
  • Trick Daddy
  • Trina
  • Trick Daddy
  • Trina
  • Trick Daddy
  • Trina
  • Trina
  • Trina
  • Da Pretty Boyz
  • Da Pretty Boyz
  • Da Pretty Boyz
  • Da Pretty Boyz
  • Steph Lecor
  • Steph Lecor
  • Steph Lecor
  • Steph Lecor
  • B. Smyth
  • B. Smyth
  • Mack Maine
  • Mack Maine
  • Chris Brown
  • Chris Brown
  • Chris Brown
  • Popp Da Rippa
  • Popp Da Rippa
  • Popp Da Rippa
  • Popp Da Rippa
  • Popp Da Rippa
  • Popp Da Rippa
  • Teenear

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by T.RayMac
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    Steven Kubie is one of the best producers/engineers/musicians/programmers and overall of the best minds i know! He just does everything! Great Quality work is always what i can count on with Q. I’d highly recommend him for any kind of project that involves any of the services he does. 🤘🏾

  2. Review by Gerald
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    One of the best producer, engineer, and artist I know. I interned for him at South Beach Studios while he was working with A-list clientele from 2013-2015 and learned so much. He gets all the small details that 95% of these producers and engineers miss. If anyone can take you the next level, it's him.

  3. Review by Jason Liebman
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    Kubie is super talented. We worked together from around 2009-2014. He would be able to sit Down and make a beat from scratch while vibing with artists in my studio. Steven i was always a pleasure to work with!

  4. Review by A.X
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    Steven Kubie!!! One of the hottest programmers and producers on the planet!! Check his credits. Everything thing he touches is FIRE!!!! I cant wait to see what he does 2020!!

  5. Review by J Sway
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    Very under rated talent that needs more airtime from all! Steven has that X factor to create that special sound everyone else is sleeping on but becomes the next big hit. And all that while also connecting with those underground beats, futuristic as well as retro. There's no one in the industry quite like him right now.

Interview with Steven Kubie Productions

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

  2. A: I will make sure that my clients are happy with the results.

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

  4. A: Hit me up!! I am ready to do anything music & audio related!!

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

  6. A: I have been doing music for over 20 years!

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Since I love listening to all kinds of music for inspiration and enjoyment, I have adapted many different styles into my music productions. I don't just stick to one sound. I believe it is important for a producer to have a signature sound, but they should also always be versatile. I can make music that can fit right in with today's hip-hop and r&b and I can also produce an 80's inspired synth-pop song. I know which drums / sounds are best fit for the style I am currently working on.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I own some some pretty cool digital and analog keyboards, synths, drum machines, samplers and more! Some of my gear includes: Korg M3, Yamaha Reface CS, Yamaha Reface DX, Yamaha Reface YC, Yamaha Reface CP, Korg Volca Modular, Korg Volca FM, Roland TR-08, Roland JU-06A, Roland D-05, Roland JP-08, Casio SK-5, Bastl Microgranny,

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

  12. A: I pay close attention to detail. I know the importance of arrangement and song structure. I like to make sure that about every 4 bars a new element either comes in or changes to keep the listener interested. I make sure the drums hit hard and are the right fit for the song.

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

  14. A: I typically work in the rap / hip-hop, R&B, and retro 80's genres and sub-genres. I also have plenty of experience in pop, dancehall, and reggaeton genres as well.

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

  16. A: Flipping the polarity / phase of your kick drums can make a huge difference!

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

  18. A: I do what I love to do!

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Nowadays most digital stuff can do the job and the consumers can't really tell the difference. I still love using analog gear in my productions including synths, cassette tapes, eqs and compressors.

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

  22. A: Music Production Drum Programming Audio Editing (Time Alignment, Quantizing, Comping, Vocal Tuning) Mixing Mastering

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

  24. A: I am a co-writer on Chris Brown's song "Wet The Bed" feat. Ludacris. I programmed the beat and played the main keys/synths. The song appeared on his "F.A.M.E." project and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best R&B album! I received a Grammy Winning certificate for my work. I also received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for the song. The album is currently 2x Platinum and the single is currently more than 1x Platinum.

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

  26. A: When it comes to post production and mixing, organizing the session is the most important and first thing I do. Putting all of the most important sounds at the top of the session starting with the kick drum and working my way down. Proper color-coding and bussing is the next step. I like to balance everything out volume-wise before I add any eqs, compressors or fx. After that, I will typically go to the vocals and make sure I choose the best takes (comping) and everything is time-aligned properly. Next I will tune the vocals if needed. Now that all of that is complete, the actual mix will begin!

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

  28. A: I just recently released a retro 80's / synthwave inspired instrumental album called "Synths The Beginning (Pt. 1)". Check it out!! Just search Steven Q-Beatz - Synths The Beginning (Pt. 1) on whichever platform you use. I produced and mixed the entire project. Besides my own company Steven Kubie Productions, I'm also a member of a couple of other production teams including QST Music Group & 12th&Collins Ent. I also love collaborating with other talented producers, songwriters, artists and musicians.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I've been told that my drum programming skills, arrangement skills, time alignment skills, sample flipping skills, and vocal tuning skills are the best! Also, a few mastering engineers have told me that my mixes were so good that they didn't really have to do much lol

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Steven "Q-Beatz" Kubie - Highlight Reel

I was the Songwriter,Drum Programmer,Keys/Synths/Bass Player,Sample Chopper,Producer,Co-Producer,Additional Producer,Vocal Tuner,Engineer,Recording Engineer,Mixing Engineer,Mastering Engineer (**credits as either one of or a combination of the previous mentioned**) in this production

Terms Of Service

Every job calls for different amounts of work, so message me for pricing!! Depending on the amount of work required, I may charge more or less than the prices I have listed above.

Gear Highlights
  • Cool Edit Pro 2.1
  • Korg M3
  • Korg Volca FM
  • Korg Volca Modular
  • Roland TR-08
  • Roland D-05
  • Roland JP-08
  • Roland JU-06A
  • Yamaha Reface DX
  • Yamaha Reface YC
  • Yamaha Reface CS
  • Yamaha Reface CP
  • Yamaha DJ-X
  • Casio SK-5
  • Bastl Microgranny
  • Isla Kordbot
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  • New PlacementsDec 20, 2019

    On Ball Greezy's new album "DopeBoi Greezy", I did the drum & synth programming, sample chopping, and received co-writer credits for the song "I'm So Ghetto"!! I also was mix engineer on  the song "Switch Lanes"!! 

  • NEW PLACEMENTS!!!Dec 12, 2019

    I received programming and co-writing credits on Ozuna & DJ Snake's new song "Eres Top" feat. Diddy!!

    I received programming and co-writing credits Blac Youngsta's new song "Whisper" feat. City Girls!!

    I co-produced & co-wrote YNW Melly's song "I'm A Star" with my production team QST!!