Independent producer and session musician. Apprenticed at Plaid Dog in Boston, MA; studied Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music and Audio Production at Plattsburgh University. Likes avocados a lot. Solo project: Baze Blackwood
My goal is to help artists make music that brings out their inherently unique qualities. In short—I can add the extra spice your song needs from my arsenal of skills:
- Mixing, mastering
- Sound design/sampling/synth textures
- Horn sections and arrangements
- Vocal harmonization
- Guitar lead/solos
- Full production
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
Interview with Miles Blackwood Robinson
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I'm pretty flexible. Work with me and find out!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on the project! Every artist is different, every project has specific needs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very comfy home studio that takes up a corner of a loft in an apartment in Cambridge, but makes some very big sounds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Scoops Dardaris—and we've collaborated on more than a few records.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Anything that a client wants—we can get done.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote, performed and co-produced the songs on my solo project's newest EP: retroject.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A podcast, releasing an EP and writing new songs for an entirely green record.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Probably, but I haven't seen all the listings!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm very much in the box, but analog gear is cool when you can get it!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we'll get this done together.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new upcoming musicians.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you get so handsome? Photoshop.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's a very active job—lots of sitting at computers.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How the client's music is supposed to make the listener feel.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you think your track needs some special sauce, but you don't know what, you need someone to work that out with you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd probably be fine with just my guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked with computers for a while (software), and before that I was a cook, but I've always had deep love and passion for music and have been playing in bands and recording in my bedroom since I was 16.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Living? Brian Eno. Dead? David Bowie. Self-explanatory.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If something doesn't sound right, walk away from the computer for 30 minutes and come back with fresh ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm a fan of so many genres, it's hard to pigeonhole.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a people person.