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XOSMITH is a Portland-based Pop Producer, with an extensive client list of musicians and performance artists covering a number of genres and sound styles. XOSMITH has lots of experience in the music industry, complemented with a deep understanding of cutting-edge technology and the latest production processes.

-I do very well with writing, mixing and producing pop culture.

-I'm very flexible and easy to work with.

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  1. Review by KrystaYoungs
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    Xo was wonderful to work with! We created a Dope Song! I highly recommend :)

  2. Review by Moisei F.
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    You wont find his sound anywhere else, we have worked together before many many times, and he has always had exceptional talent and taste.

Interview with XOSMITH

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

  2. A: I am currently Producing a podcast called TheRoadhouzPod. The Production, Sound Design, Audio, and Music is what I'm doing for the brand. Every day I'm in the studio eighter working on sound design or mixing a song project. I LoVE it, every day!

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Shout to Krysta Youngs, very great to work with, her response time was unbelievable. we worked so fluidly.

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

  6. A: I'm in the studio constantly every single day. I promise a quick turn around and Top Line finished product. I'm fast, easy going. I will give as many revisions as needed, anything to make the clients happy. I will take every mix and treat it as my own! If it takes me all night, then that's what I will have to do to satisfactory results. I've been told I have an orchestra built into my brain, and I can produce recreate anything! And that, I will do!

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

  8. A: I love creating, creating, creating. The idea of creating your own sound and able to play it back and listen to the art of your own idea is magical. I feel like I'm communicating with the world. The sound I share with the world and the sound the world shares back with me is extremely satisfying to experience! Music creation comes from the mind, then you feel it in your soul.

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

  10. A: Look for someone that will take the time to look into your mix and help you develop a better sound and work closely with you. LOOK FOR SOMEONE WHOS WILLING TO DO MORE THAN YOU ASK. So you might have NOT noticed a problem in the mix. It is nice to have a Producer who will point that out for you, discuss with you and fix it for you. You are the customer!

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

  12. A: I've been focused on music production for 7 years right after high school (class of 2012). since then I've focused and progressed with time. In 2013, I met a friend in Canada, who worked in music production, wee instantly linked up and formed a group called Vodka Productions. That year we released a song called, "Vodka - Vodka Party"... The song blew up! https://open.spotify.com/album/4bqKIKRb9vSHnbUKenE5jd HERE WAS THE PROBLEM! I grew up in a Russian Orthodox Community since I was little, I am twenty-five years of age now. Our religion is based on the old prophecies that go way back 500 years and is still practiced in today. According to our biblical commandments, "Russian Old Believers" are condemned to any sort of outside music from the church. Our community and our church caught on and threatened to abolish us from the church if we kept practicing with the outside music. We had to stop... The song, "Vodka - Vodka Party became a one-hit wonder. Years past, but no one stopped me from practicing my passion for music production. I kept on going but practiced silently. No one new, not my mother, not my relatives, and neither my community. I felt as if I was living under a rock. I had so much potential. My passion tells me to go forward with my talent, but I didn't have the heart to break down the people who were so close to me, my Mother. I moved out of my Mothers house as soon as I graduated from high school and went to work in Canada. Few years go by and I became much better in my production process. I easily reached 10,000 hrs of studio time. I had all the songs to show the world but I didn't want to expose myself, it was tuff. I decided to work smarter. I created this name in disguise, "X O S M I T H". I am XOSMITH, a Producer, Song Writer, Sound Designer, Mix/Master Engineer. I never felt to crave for fame as an artist. I just wanted to keep on keeping on. I'm starting to share a lot more of my work online today and have been ghost producing my music. I have a few songs released under the name of X O S M I T H. I want to continue with mixing and producing for other artists. I'd rather help inspired musicians to succeed. That's why I've decided to go with Soundbetter! I wanna be able to keep focusing on what I do best! Help me be a part of this team and let me help you create the best song and quality there is, thank you!

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

  14. A: I would love to work with, "JON BELLION". He produces, writes, plays and works the whole production process. I can relate to! All his beats come from his own ideas. His sound and flow are so unique and fresh. Jons flow is very similar to mine. Creative guy, awesome Producer!

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Analog Analog Analog! Sound waves are very smooth and continuous. I'm all about character when it comes to sound design.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: New, Fresh, Uplifting! Indie Pop mixed with a futuristic progressive beat.

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

  20. A: 1. (Writing The Song) To produce a great Original Song here's a tip: If you can play an instrument, such as a guitar or a piano. your Creative songwriting ideas will flow so much easier and faster. the intimate relationship with playing live instruments sparks inspiration in your veins. These emotions will drive you into a creative flow and thus lead to a great song. 2. (Mixing The Song) To Produce a great Mix like a Pro here's a tip: Reference, Reference, Reference! There's a reason why top songs made it to the charts because they got it figured out! Song Quality(sonic sound), Balance Mixing, use Stereo Field, use of Automation and Effects. all of this applies into the digital world of Music/Audio Production.

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

  22. A: Indie Pop, Pop, Alternative. And anything that feels fresh to the ear!

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Melodic Writing, and songwriting! I come up with very catchy melodies, anything from vocals to instrumental. I can produce a whole song finished in one day!

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

  26. A: I bring colors to sounds. I have a very uplifting sound to my work. its very satisfying to listen to.

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

  28. A: -Write with Acoustics. -Record acoustics -Lay out the song -record vocals -mix instrumental -mix vocals -master song(final)

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: Monitors and headphones: - mr8mk3 monitor set up - focal twin6 set up - ATH-M30 headphones and a pair of M50s. (I prefer the M-30s for referencing) Interface and visual monitors: - Mackie Big Know Audio interface - Onyx Blackjack - 2 LG split monitor system -MacBook Pro -Alesis vintage midi keyboard Mic: -Shure SM7B -Shure SM57 -encore 200 -Blue mic Spark - ZOOM H6 (for sampling and connecting multi-channel setups) DAW: -Ableton Live 9 & 10 -full Fabfilter bundle plugins -full WAVES Plugins I work with: Massive Serum Sylenth Zebra Omnisphere Diva

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

  32. A: Micheal Jackson Queen Tim McGraw Tupac John Bellion Lady Gaga Illenium Skrillex The Chainsmokers

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

  34. A: I Mix, Remix, Produce and Master

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

  36. A: I am currently Producing a podcast called TheRoadhouzPod. The Production, Sound Design, Audio, and Music is what I'm doing for the brand. Every day I'm in the studio eighter working on sound design or mixing a song project. I'm telling you, every day!

  37. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  38. A: Shout to Krysta Youngs, very great to work with, her response time was unbelievable. we worked so fluidly. I needed her to do vocals for my song, I had a precise piano melody for her that I want her to follow by and she nailed it!

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Analog Analog Analog! Its Sound waves are very smooth and continuous. I love a vintage sound to a mix.

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

  42. A: Since I'm in the studio constantly every single day. I promise a quick turn around and Top Line finished product. I'm fast, easy going. I will give as many revisions as needed, anything to make the clients happy. I will take every mix and treat it as my own! If it takes me all night to get it the best, then that's what I will have to do to satisfy. I've been told I have an orchestra built into my brain, and I can produce recreate anything! and that, I will do!

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

  44. A: I love creating, creating, creating. The idea of creating your own sound and able to play it back and listen to the art of your own mind is magical. I feel like I'm communicating with the world. The sound I share with the world and the sound the world shares back with me is extremely satisfying to hear and experience! Music creation comes from the mind, then you feel it in your soul.

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

  46. A: Look for someone that will take the time to look into your mix and help you develop a better sound and work closely with you. LOOK FOR SOMEONE WHOS WILLING TO DO MORE THAN YOU ASK. So you might have not noticed a problem in the mix. It is nice to have a Producer who will point that out for you, discuss with you and fix it for you. You are the customer!

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

  48. A: I've been focused on music production for 7 years right after high school (class of 2012). since then I've focused and progressed with time. In 2013, I met a friend in Canada, who also had a passion for music production. we instantly linked up and formed a group called Vodka Productions. That year we released a song called, Vodka - Vodka Party... The song blew up! https://open.spotify.com/album/4bqKIKRb9vSHnbUKenE5jd HERES WAS THE PROBLEM THO! I'm 25 years of age now and I grew up in a Russian Orthodox Community since I was little. Our religion is based on the old prophesies that go way back 500yrs and is still practiced in today's day. According to our biblical commandments, we as "Russian Old Believers" are condemned to any sort of outside music from the church. So, the community and our church caught on and threatened to abolish us from our church if we kept practicing with outside music. We had to stop... The song, "Vodka - Vodka Party became a one-hit wonder. Years past, but no one stopped me from practicing my passion for music production. I kept on going but practiced silently. No one new, not my mother, not my relatives, and neither my community. I felt as if I was living under a rock. I had so much potential, passion and drive to go forward with my TALENT, but I didn't have the heart to break down the people who were so close to me, my mother. I moved out of my Mothers house as soon as I graduated from high school and went to work in Canada. Few years go by and I became much better with my production process. I felt as if I'm already part of this industry, I knew how to mix and master efficiently. I had all the songs to show the world but I didn't want to expose myself, it was still tuff. so I decided to work smarter. I created this name in disguise, "X O S M I T H". I am XOSMITH, a Producer, Song Writer, Sound Designer, Mix/Master Engineer. I never felt to crave for fame as an artist. I just wanted to keep on keeping on. I'm starting to share a lot more of my work online today. I have a few songs released under the name of XOSMITH. I want to continue with mixing and producing for another artist. I'd rather help inspired musicians succeed than to show off my skills as an Artist. That's why I've decided to go with Soundbetter! I wanna be able to keep focusing on what I do best and yet still able to get by financially. To become a PREMIUM Provider will mean the whole world to me! I'm one loyal ass worker and I know I can make a great difference in this community! Help me be a part of this team, please and thank you!

  49. Q: How would you describe your style?

  50. A: New, Fresh, Uplifting! Indie Pop mixed with a futuristic progressive beat.

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

  52. A: I would love to work with, "JOHN BELLION". He produces, writes, plays and works the whole production process. I feel like I can relate to! All his beats come from his own ideas. his sound and flow are so unique and fresh. When I watch him work in the studio, I feel as if that is me coming up with ideas. Johns flow is very similar to mine. Creative guy, awesome Producer!

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

  54. A: 1. (Writing The Song) To produce a great Original Song here's a tip: If you can play an instrument, such as a guitar or a piano. your Creative songwriting ideas will flow so much easier and faster. the intimate relationship with playing live instruments sparks inspiration in your veins. These emotions will drive you into a creative flow and thus lead to a great song. 2. (Mixing The Song) To Produce a great Mix like a Pro here's a tip: Reference, Reference, Reference! There's a reason why top songs made it to the charts because they got it figured out! Song Quality(sonic sound), Balance Mixing, use Stereo Field, use of Automation and Effects. all of this applies into the digital world of Music/Audio Production.

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

  56. A: Indie Pop, Pop, Alternative. And anything that feels fresh to the ear!

  57. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  58. A: Melodic Writing, and songwriting! I come up with very catchy melodies, anything from vocals to instrumental. I can produce a whole song finished in one day!

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

  60. A: I bring colors to sounds. I have a very uplifting sound to my work. its very satisfying to listen to.

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

  62. A: -Write with Acoustics. -Record acoustics -Lay out the song -record vocals -mix instrumental -mix vocals -master song(final)

  63. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  64. A: Monitors and headphones: - mr8mk3 monitor set up - focal twin6 set up - ATH-M30 headphones and a pair of M50s. (I prefer the M-30s for referencing) Interface and visual monitors: - Mackie Big Know Audio interface - Onyx Blackjack - 2 LG split monitor system -MacBook Pro -Alesis vintage midi keyboard Mic: -Shure SM7B -Shure SM57 -encore 200 -Blue mic Spark - ZOOM H6 (for sampling and connecting multi-channel setups) DAW: -Ableton Live 9 & 10 -full Fabfilter bundle plugins -full WAVES Plugins I work with: Massive Serum Sylenth Zebra Omnisphere Diva

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

  66. A: Micheal Jackson Queen Tim McGraw Tupac John Bellion Lady Gaga Illenium Skrillex The Chainsmokers

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

  68. A: I Mix, Remix, Produce and Master

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Chainsmokers
  • OneRepublic
  • Jon Bellion
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Fabfilter bundle plugins
  • WAVES Plugins. Massive Serum Sylenth Zebra Omnisphere Diva
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