Ekstent

Production, Mixing, Vocals

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Let's create something timeless together! I will help you with every step along your process from Concept to the final finishing touches.

I would love to help you from concept to completion of your project. I will work with you as a Producer, Mixer, or session musician. My primary instrument is vocals. I also do full production of tracks, including Mixing, Synthesizer Programming, Percussion, and Vocal Tuning and Comping.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

14 Reviews

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  1. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Another super interesting and creative track! I love working with clients like this! Thanks :-D

  2. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Another great track! The production level keeps getting more and more interesting...I'm stoked to be a part of this ongoing project, and excited to see what's next!

  3. Review by Paul Kempf
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    As always, it was pleasure to work with Lance. Clear and quick communication. Looking forward for the next project!

  4. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Finished up another great project with Lance. Always a pleasure to work with! Very clear communication, really interesting material, and a nice guy to boot. Killer!

  5. Review by Blair Sinta
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    Very professional to work with. Good guy, communicates well, musically adventurous, pays timely. Great overall to work with.

  6. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Awesome again! Time after time, the tracks I get from Lance are well-made, well-performed, and sonically very interesting. It's a real pleasure to get to play on material on this caliber!

  7. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Another great track from Lance! Love working on these tunes.

  8. Review by Paul Kempf
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    This is my second project with Lance. It is great experience to work with him. Easy to comunicate and I like his music choice. Open to work with him again, with joy to advance.
    Last, but not least he's a good singer!

  9. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Another great experience working with Lance. Love the tune. Hope we can do more in the future!

  10. Review by Paul Kempf
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    It was big pleasure to work with Lance, his vocal is fantastic! He gave me all freedom of interpretation, and we made a good job together. Looking forward for future work!
    Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Lances vocals, and the different time signatures in this arrangement, really made me want to nail it! It was worth it in the end!

  12. Review by Bryan Daste
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    Really enjoyed working with Lance! Very interesting, out-of-the-box arrangements, which I love. You wouldn't think pedal steel would "go" with electro-soul, but Lance had a hunch and he was right! Would definitely like to do more in the future.

  13. Review by Marco Gnoatto
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    Amazing experience working with Lance, great cover versions, love the vibe!

  14. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    I really liked the music Lance brought for me to work on, and I enjoyed working with him as well!

Interview with Ekstent

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

  2. A: Mixing, Session Vocals, Production, Beat Making, Remixing, Synth Programming, Drum Programming and Live Percussion, Vocal Comping and tuning

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

  4. A: Artists- Chris Stapleton, Foy Vance, James Blake, Daft Punk, Steve Perry, Phillip Bailey, Muddy Waters, The Beatles, Stones, Adele, Aloe Blacc, Ray Charles, Al Green, Hozier, Donny Hathaway, Miljenko Matijevic, Boston, Foreigner, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Maxwell, Freddy Mercury, Billy Cobham, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Nine Inch Nails, Nina Simone, Massive Attack, Mixers- Al Schmitt, Greg Wells, Andrew Schepps

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run Logic Pro. I have outboard gear such as an Ampex 440B Tape Machine, Soyuz 017 Microphone, RCA 77D, Slate VMS One Microphone and Preamp, outboard synthesizers by Moog, Nord, Arturia, Yamaha, and more. Various vintage microphones. Elektron Analog processing, various pedals, Masco amplifier. Monitors by Bowers & Wilkins, Proac, JBL 4331B Mains. SPL Phonitor headphone amplifier and preamp. Linn LP12 Turntable. UAD Interface, Chord DAC. Acoustically treated room.

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

  8. A: Every situation is different. I place a lot of emphasis on getting thing sounding great while tracking. I then mix primarily in the box, followed by Stem Mastering. I create a safe environment where we can try lots of different choices and then take a look at how they integrate.

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

  10. A: Passion, precision, patience.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Discipline

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

  14. A: Soulful Vocals, Rock, EDM

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

  16. A: Modern Artists- Chris Stapleton, James Blake, Adele, Daft Punk, The Darkness,

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Soulful, gritty, classic mixed with modern

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Mac Computer, Neumann U47, Moog One, an Interface and some crazy monitors!

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: What is the number one thing you hope we achieve together? What is the inspiration for the project? What are some sonic benchmarks? What problems have you faced? How can I best help you? What is our timeline for completion?

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

  24. A: Creating something out of nothing and the challenges along the journey it takes to get there

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

  26. A: The track will be alive and soulful, ill give you my best and we will communicate well through the process

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Analog Into a Daw, then Bouncing to tape and back into a DAW. Playback can be analog or digital at the source but I'm not a big fan of internal DSP in monitors (unless they are the Pelonis)

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

  30. A: Bryan Daste, Marco Gnoatto Blair Sinta Aj Afterparty Paul Kempf

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

  32. A: Im currently working on an original song called Sapphire, which has same amazing percussion, synths, and live instrumentation

  33. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  34. A: I once performed as a vocalist at a huge event that was attended by the then President and First Lady.

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GenresSounds Like
  • James Blake
  • Massive Attack
Gear Highlights
  • Ampex 440B
  • Slate VMS
  • UAD
  • SPL
  • Proac
  • JBL 4331B
  • Tannoy SRM-10b
  • Bowers & WIlkins Monitors
  • Moog Nord Drum 3P
  • Elektron
  • vintage microphones
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