Nashville-based producer, guitarist and composer eager to help you achieve your unique sound and vision. Full service productions from beginning ideas to full mixes or something as simple as guitar overdubs. I have toured the world as a guitarist with major label artists and have produced songs and played on records for many independent artists.
As a professional producer, guitarist and composer, I am used to working in a multitude of genres with a variety of artists and styles.
My song productions have been licensed and distributed by international record labels and reviewed in major blogs.
My instrumental tracks have been licensed by film and television library companies for use in television networks such as The Discovery Channel, Discovery ID and TLC.
Depending on your specific project needs, I will produce all work in my Nashville studio, hire the appropriate musicians and deliver the final product in a timely manner.
Here are the details for individual projects.
Full production: Recording, Mixing and Mastering
We chat on the phone and talk specifics about what exactly you want and I create, mix and master the track.
Electric Guitar Recording:
I send you up to three electric guitar parts recorded, edited and mixed.
Acoustic Guitar Recording:
I send you up to three acoustic guitar parts recorded, edited and mixed.
I send you a full instrumental beat based on the sound and vibe you specify.
You send me the video file and I send you video file back with the music scored to screen.
I am easy to reach and always willing to talk on the phone. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Genres: Americana, Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rock
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Andrew Lipow
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of a song I wrote, called "Brighter Than Black and White" that was released on the acclaimed Ezhevika record label. I wrote, produced and performed the song with a collaborator of mine.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on an Americana EP for a Nashville-based songwriter
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for eqs, compressors and reverbs . Analog for everything else
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work until you are totally satisfied with what I provide
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people, the music and the gear
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that because I work in one genre, it means I cannot do good work in another, but as a professional, working across genres, makes me a stronger musician across the board.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your deadline? Can you send me reference tracks? What is your goal with this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please don't hesitate to talk with providers on the phone. So much can communication is lost through text. It's important to verbally communicate and stay on the same page.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Q Martin acoustic guitar, Gibson ES135, Matchless Clubman, Shure SM57 and a four track tape recorder
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar professionally and touring the country when I was a teenager. I have a Master of Music degree in Studio Composition and have been producing music for well over a decade.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dream Garage
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Stapleton because he is a powerhouse performer who can take a song to amazing heights
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Experiment with parallel compression to get that extra oomph into your mix
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Americana and Hip Hop if you can believe it
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to listen
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a tasteful rock and roll sensibility to my work. The gives every song I work on a certain edge.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We start by outlining our goals for the project. The we brainstorm ideas for how we want the song to turn out. We take as long as it takes to write and arrange the song, then after a break and a cup of coffee, we start recording. Once we are happy with the performances on the recording, we move on to editing and mixing. We can take a half day per song to get it sounding just right, and then I master the track and delivery it to the client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a state of the art recording facility in West Nashville and is pictured in my profile photo. I took it over from a Grammy award-winning producer who mixed several high profile albums here. It can accommodate full band productions and has a large isolation room that can fit a small group of people or a large drum set.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of the DIY Musician wave that is taking over the airways, but there are certain producers that continue to inspire me in their productions and their successes. These include producers such Dave Cobb, Tchad Blake, Jon Brion and Niles Godrich. Sessions musicians such as Matt Chamberlain and Brent Mason always blow me away in their professionalism.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work directly with an artist from the early stages of preproduction to the final mixing and mastering stages. As a composer and producer, I help artists craft and arrange their songs and see their vision through during the recording and mixing process.