I'm super passionate about all things music; Producing, songwriting, collaborating! Some of my recent projects include: Producing the main theme and underscore of "Mic Drop" Season 2 (CBC Podcast), Mixing and mastering "Color War" which appeared in Season 4 of "Orange is the New Black", Songwriting and performing Caveboy & so much more!
I'm a Montreal-based producer, songwriter, musician and a founding member of the alternative pop band Caveboy, in which I play bass and synthesizers. My music has appeared in tv shows and movies, most notably Caveboy's "Color War" appearing in the fourth season of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black". In 2016 I participated in SOCAN's week-long songwriting retreat KENEKT 2016, where I co-wrote a song per day with a team of popular Quebec artists. I've has written bass columns for Canadian Musician magazine and also appeared in their "Queens of the Low Frequencies" feature article in March 2018, in which I was highlighted as one of the leading female bass players in Canada. As a member of Caveboy, I've performed across Canada, showcased throughout the U.S., and participated in major music conferences. I'm a regular volunteer for the Montreal chapter of Rock Camp For Girls* where I've been a bass instructor, band coach, and lunchtime performer with Caveboy.
I'm really looking forward to working together!
Peace and love.
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Interview with Isabelle Banos
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar when I was 12 and then continued to broaden my musical interests and skills ever since. I've been writing and producing music professionally for over 10 years, alongside being a professional touring musician as well. I love my job!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip-Hop, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter, Folk
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I like to get to know who I'm working for; what music do you like/dislike, what or who is your inspiration, what are your goals for your project, who is your ideal audience? Then I'll put together a short demo idea within a couple of days and share it with you for your feedback. From there, I'll continue to build, create, and perfect your music, all based on your feedback and preferences, to make sure we've created something together that you absolutely love!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Analog has that genuine, tangible, deep and thick quality that can make digital seem thin and manufactured in comparison. But with current digital technology the creative possibilities are endless, so why limit yourself to one or the other.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to keep working until you are 100% satisfied with the final result, and I will do it all with patience, kindness, professionalism, and a dad joke here and there.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating with other artists because I love learning about new musical projects and being challenged out of my comfort zone by working with people who are completely different from me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are some songs/artists that you'd like me to listen to as reference for your project?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own professional recording and production studio equipped with the following: high performance Apple desktop computer, Logic X, UAD Apollo MK II, Yamaha HS5 Monitors, ART Pro MPA II tube preamp, Shure SM7B Microphone, Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter, Audio-Technica monitor headphones, Native Instruments Komplete 12, Waves Gold bundle, Fender Guitars and Basses, Moog and DSI analog synths, and much more!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Grimes, St. Vincent, Lizzo and any other badass females taking care of business.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Original Music Production and Original Lyric Composition
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take the time to listen through some of the provider's work, and chat with them to get their vibe. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Choose the person who you feel will take your project as seriously as you do, instead of it just being some paid gig.