I'm a producer, engineer and composer based out of the midwest. I spent 10 years touring the world as a professional drummer before deciding to settle in to the production world full time. I love unique and interesting sounds as well as finding the most important part of a song, and highlighting it...that's what I'm here to do for you.
I work out of Element Recording studio's in Kansas City, as well as my personal studio, Sound and Patterns, and am a freelance composer for Premium Beat / Shutterstock Music.
You'll find that I'm a very easy going guy, and truly love my work. Meeting and collaborating with new people is a joy and a pleasure.
I've had the great fortune to play and work alongside members or former members of Ha Ha Tonka, Lucius, MS MR, The Spring Standards, Okkervil River, Murder By Death, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, K. Flay, etc. I've also played many major festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, etc. and I've been a part of tunes that have been featured on shows like Catfish (MTV), Gossip Girl, Nashville and Criminal Minds.
AND AS A BONUS, one of my SoundBetter clients (James Stordy) recently informed me that the tune I mixed is up for a Hollywood Music and Media Award! Very cool.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Reviews (4)Endorse Lennon P. Bone
Talented guy always happy to work with lennon and he accommodates well too
It was really a pleasure to work with Lennon. He is absolutely professional, very creative and extremely friendly. The job was done in a flash. I´ll be happy to work with him again!
Working with Lennon was great, He understood what i wanted and his communications skills as well as music skills are first rate.
Would recommend him highly
Lennon is just great as a person and Engineer. He takes the time to bring the best out of the sound pieces, and he is incredible patient and caring. I love the result and I would definetly work with him again!
Interview with Lennon P. Bone
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always be up front and open, and to keep the lines of communication clear from the beginning. If you aren't happy as a client, I'm not happy, so I'll do my best to remedy that.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: With production I love to listen to the song in it's most raw form first, even if there's already an arrangement ready. This helps me develop an idea of where the most important lyrical and melodic content lies. Then we can work with the arrangement and try to develop a strong hold on what is working. With mixing, I start with all faders and zero, and once again, listen for what I feel is the pivotal parts of the tune. I'll set a rough mix with volumes and pans, then go in and start adding the compression and EQ. Once I get things set, I'll add whatever effects I think are necessary to highlight certain tracks. Then, if I can make one thing interesting or unique sounding, that's what I'll go after. Try to find that one part that can make the song stick out.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I tend to mostly do production and mixing, although I'm lucky enough to play drums on quite a few of the records I'm producing, if they happen to need someone.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Because everything is a tool.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people. Learning from someone new on a daily basis, and getting to do what inspires me most in my life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q :: (In regards to a mix) Can you "fix" this? A :: No. I cannot "fix" anything. A great mix and great production is a by-product of a great recording and a great performance. Can I make something sound better? Yes. But to fix something means it's already wrong, and if it's already wrong it should have been taken care of in the first place.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are 2 songs that capture a similar vibe that your going for with your album? What DON'T you like about your previous productions/mixes?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm the kind of guy that likes to work alongside the artist... not just for the artist. Will I answer to them? Absolutely. But know that someone like me is going to say what he thinks will HELP... not for the sake of ego or acknowledgement, but because it's what I've spent a lifetime getting better at.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My goal is to find the MOST IMPORTANT parts of a song, and make them stand out. I'm not afraid to say if I feel something doesn't fit, and am always pushing with the goal of making something the best it can be. Ultimately, it's always the clients final word, but I'm never afraid to say what I think.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of Element Studio's in Kansas City, as well as my home studio, Sound and Patterns. We have great compressors and pre's from focusrite, the UA 610 and 6176, a Puigtec, etc. etc. Tons of great mics from the U87 to the KM184's, etc. etc. I think the main thing going on is having good taste, good ears, and the love of working with people.