Devonte

Top-notch vocalist & top-liner

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16 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Sticky melodies, to-the-heart lyrics, and stellar vocal performance for the modern producer and DJ with more than 10 Million Streams worldwide, supported by Spotify Italy, Spotify Brazil, and MTV Germany.

Hey! I'm your Top-notch vocalist and top-liner. You've reached my catalog because you are in search of a highly dedicated, polished, and dependable s-aa-n-g-e-r and writer. Although i'm new to Soundbetter, I bring a wealth of experience in cooking up hooky melodies, to-the-heart lyrics, and stellar vocal performance for Hip-hop, R&B, and Electronic tracks.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Once your project is funded and all supporting files (track, session settings, key, tempo, etc.) are supplied I compose the first iteration of the topline. From there I send you the proposed topline arrangement. Once the master demo is approved, I complete the lyrics and record the master vocals. Upon delivery of the vocals, you have 24 hours to inform me of any desired changes (fee may apply). Once the vocal stems are delivered the service will be considered final. Beyond the completion of your song, if I've been hired as a feature, I also offer social media services on my growing platforms. My fans have been instrumental in making 2 of my songs chart in Germany, Italy, Brazil, and now Australia.

WHY CHOOSE ME
I know how important it is to put your resources in the right place, so for now, my prices are competitive to offer you an extra incentive for us to start our working relationship. I bring a wealth of experience writing lyrics, composing topline melodies, as well as consulting songwriters.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

16 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by James
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    Second masterpiece in the bag! Thank you, DeVo!

  2. Review by James
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    Devo handled this like a boss!!! He's a creative genius! Will definitely be working with him again!

  3. Review by Nicolas W.
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    Devonte is an incredibly gifted songwriter and will help take your project to the next level! Can't wait to work with him again.

  4. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    A true artist in the mist of releasing his own incredible project he still manage to make time for mine .....great attitude!!

  5. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    I can be a very complex producer ... I have lots of moving ideas in my head - some artist need simplicity- some artist need to be pampered - devonte let’s me be in my creative place- I feel bad because I send this guy crazy tracks lol - he can make magic with any track I give him - ANY - a producer must surround himself with people who elevate his crazy ideas - that’s why I work with this guy ! 5 stars !!!

  6. Review by MikeRight
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    Very good voice and professional attitude. I recommand working with Devonte.

  7. Review by Mark S.
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    Great work from Devonte yet again!! He recorded his vocals very quickly, sent some amazing takes and kept in touch with me all the way through the project to the very end. Definitely working with him on some more future projects. Thanks!

  8. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    This is my guy. Very reliable. Very talented. Very creative. He can create from gospel to pop to trap anything... very vesertile. Great attitude and down earth again a repeat customer and friend now !!!

  9. Review by Ryan R.
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    Incredible artist. Incredible talent.

  10. Review by Mark S.
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    This was my first time working with Devonte and he really impressed me with his work! He was given a pretty big task to cover an entire 80's Pop/R&B song, with BV's, harmonies and a powerful lead vocal (which had to switch to a different "second character" voice, as it was two singers not just one). Devonte stayed in contact with updates and completed the whole task in quick time, with an abundance of great quality takes (they were ALL good!). Definitely working with him again soon!

  11. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    This cat is now one of my go-tos and I have worked with many in the industry. He’s down to earth and has endless ideas and visions he always gives me a lot to work with. If you need some hits Do your artistry a favor and hit this guy up!

  12. Review by MikeRight
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    A pleasure working with Devonte. He is an excellent vocal with good communication skills, perceptive and understanding. He really brings life into the song. If you need a good, modern vocal, Devonte is the guy you need.

  13. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    If it ain’t broke as they say- I’m a consistent repeat client for a reason!!! Talented guy!!

  14. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    I am consistently working with devonte because he’s one of the best visionarys out there. He gives me a lot to work with helps me see my vision clearer - I recommend giving him a try you won’t regret

  15. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    Back again with Denvonte for the 2nd time -I will definitely do a third. He really digs into his art to come up with great commercial concepts. Great writer!! Great artist !

  16. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    Devonte came through! Really took his time to develop some great concepts for a very difficult track!! Great work!!

Interview with Devonte

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Analog - there's a warmth that we miss with digital. Especially when it comes to working with synthesizers.

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

  4. A: The job isnt finished until you are saying HELL YES!

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

  6. A: the process of scraping an idea and completing an entire new song to the same production.

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

  8. A: Q: Can I plug songs to A&R's I've worked within the past. A: for the right song, it is at least worth exploring. But it must be, the right song.

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

  10. A: that simply is easy. my goal is to be gracefully restrained. if simple was easy there would be thousands of Apple, Inc's.

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

  12. A: What do you certainly not want Sound References to songs similar to your project in question Project settings - sample rate bit depth tempo and key Additional services they need fulfilling to complete their project (to offer referrals)

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

  14. A: The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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

  16. A: sm7b. solar power generator with built-in power strip. laptop. satellit solar powered 5G connection. headphones.

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

  18. A: My career path has been a music entrepreneur. In addition to daily writing sessions with publishers, I have co-founded 3 startups. one has gone on to be sold along with the software we developed. I am now building a new tech company with partners in Los Angeles.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Urban Pop; Zesty rnb & hip-hop vocals with a polished pop aesthetic suited for the dancefloor.

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

  22. A: Neyo - to soak up his knowledge on vocal arrangements Russ - to pick his brain about the DIY world and his success Chris Brown - to learn about being an all-around entertainer The Script - to learn about creating a cult following around music P Diddy - for that good lol mogul talk and being a bonafide producer

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

  24. A: For creators working on mac book pro laptops with fixed CPU and ram, use your UAD virtual interface to run plugins instead of inside of your DAW. This substantially reduces the amount of energy consumed for playback. And it's not destructive. The plugin fx won't print to the actual audio.

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

  26. A: Urban Pop. Think The Weeknd meets Ty Dolla $ign.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Intuitive topline. I believe every track already knows what it wants. It's my job to move myself out of the way to let the beat pull out of me what it needs. I'm a highly skilled vessel.

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

  30. A: Honesty. Global travels inherent in my story telling. Hooky melody that are innovative and deeply influenced by my love for polyrhythms and world music. Harmonic and melodic intelligence gained from years studying in the conservatory, and a ruthless joy of learning rules that I then turn on their heads as a means to create exciting and new possibilities within my music.

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

  32. A: For Top-line sessions: 1. Create the client's folder in Time Capsule and clone on external hard drive 2. Set project tempo and settings bit rate depth etc. 3. Log Invoice and writer agreement according to my accounting best practices 4. Send client writer info (PRO, pub. address, etc.) 5. Import the instrumental into Ableton 10 6. Collect all assets within the project file 7. Do the first pass of vocal ideas for topline 8. Do second pass of vocal ideas for topline 9. Do third pass of vocal ideas for topline 10. Arrange topline ideas into song structure 11. Write sample lyrics for the first verse, pre chorus, and chorus 12. Send demo to client 13. If approved, complete lyrics, record a vocal mockup of entire song 14. Send vocal mockup to the client 15. if approved, demo lyrics and vocal production treatment will be deemed completed 16. Final vocals are recorded according to the treatment of the demo 17. Vocals are edited, tuned, compressed, and equalized. 18. Stems are delivered to client along with a quick mix to demo the vocals on the track. 19. Small revisions can be made - for example, if there is an error in a vocal file but no changes to melody or lyrics can be made once the demo is accepted. 20. projects is marked complete and client is asked for a review of their experience working with me.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: HOME STUDIO I have an adjustable workstation that goes up and down. I record on a U87 and also have a Sm7b in my mic locker. My vocal booth is proudly handmade by a local carpenter. I use an Apollo Twin for my soundcard. And also have a sapphire Focusrite. My monitors are M-Audio BX8a. My Adams were a bit too powerful for my studio so I've swapped them out.

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

  36. A: I am deeply inspired by Shaffer Smith because of the lush vocal arrangements he creates for songs. Additionally, I am influcend by Divison1/Rico Love, songwriter Gino The Ghost for his innovative melodies, and Pharell for his songwriting and production. One creative I feel is the complete package is Jon Bellion. He writes, produces, mixes, and is heavily involved in the arranging of his songs and the music he writes for others.

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

  38. A: My biggest client is Vandalism-Sounds and IMS Marketing. The clients send me instrumentals and my job is to create the topline, lyrics, and vocal production to make the project into a finished song. Typically, I am responsible for tuning the vocals with Melodyn and editing the timing of the vocal, as well as carry out post-production with light eq, some compression, and overall ensure the best performance possible. Additionally, I am responsible for populating the correct metadata. This helps the client tremendously because they can easily catalog the tracks I sell to them. In addition to musical work, I also am a voice actor. Most of my voice work comes from Upwork, Fiverr, and local production houses in Los Angeles.

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Royalties and ownership negotiable 72 hour turn around Unlimited revisions

GenresSounds Like
  • Jason Derulo
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • John Legend
Gear Highlights
  • U87
  • Discreet8 Preamp
  • Adam Monitors
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Includes vocal recording, lyric composition, and topline.