Simon Reid

Producer, Songwriter, Composer

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105 Reviews (103 Verified)
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Simon Reid is a songwriter, producer, mixing/mastering engineer and session musician based in Nashville, TN. He has over 17 years experience, and can help take your music to the next level.

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Simon regularly collaborates with writers and artists across the UK and US, both as a writer and producer. His portfolio of projects now spans across numerous genres including, Pop, Rock, Country, Urban, EDM, Classical, Jazz & Folk. As a session musician, Simon has performed live with The Wanted (BBC1), We See Lights (Canada), The Rise (Italy) and Jamie Kimmett (Italy)

In addition to having a BA Honors degree in Popular Music from Edinburgh Napier University, Simon has produced a track for ABC Family’s ’10 Things I Hate About You’ (Season 1, Episode 8); co-written a song for The British Red Cross Appeal Week; met and performed for Barbara Orbison and the Orbison family during the launch of ‘Roy Orbison - Under The Covers’ in London; won 1st place in The Pacific Songwriting Competition (Pop/Ballad category); was awarded a place in the BBC Radio 2 Songwriters’ Academy; and performed live on WTVF News Channel 5's 'Words & Music' TV show (Nashville).

Simon recently produced three remixes for multi-platinum and award-winning country artist Sara Evans single 'Marquee Sign', released on Born To Fly Records. The remixes are currently available on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music.

He is a member of NSAI, CMA, SESAC and The Recording Academy (Grammys), a Premium Pro on SoundBetter.com and a Pro Mentor for SongTown.com.

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105 Reviews - 25 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by James
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    My third song with Simon. I sent a vocal and rhythm guitar track and quickly received a polished, lovely track that sounds terrific. Thank you Simon!
    James

  2. Review by James U.
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    This is the second song Simon has produced for me, and it turned out great just like the previous one. I gave him a vocal track and a guitar track and he built a gorgeous production around it quickly and efficiently. We'll be working together more. Highly recommended. Thanks Simon!
    James

  3. Review by Kate Monaghan
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    It's always wonderful working with Simon! He's immensely talented and seamlessly carries a rough iPhone recording to a fully produced track :)

  4. Review by Zack S.
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    Simon was great to work with. He produced a high quality track and helped bring my song to life. His optimistic and encouraging professionalism let me know that he wouldn't not finish until the song was just as I had hoped. Definitely look forward to working with Simon again!

  5. Review by Philippe H.
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    Simon was the best again!

    Working with him is so great as he is the best to catch the essence of what you need.

    Looking forward to the next collaboration.

  6. Review by Music R.
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    Excellent musician, and amazing programmer of acoustic drums, very hard to hear that they are programmed!

  7. Review by Shannon
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    Working with Simon is always great from start to finish. Super talented, friendly, and delivers high quality work in record time. Scroll through these reviews and you'll see I've hired Simon many times - he is my go-to music producer, one of the best on SoundBetter!

  8. Review by Henrik Bank
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    Actually, I'm not to crazy about writing this review - because I want Simon all to myself ;-)

    Simon has managed to create the most delicious soundscapes and does not stop until the result is absolutely perfect.

    Looking forward to making more great music with Simon

  9. Review by Philippe H.
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    Such a pleasure to collaborate with Simon.
    Looking forward to working together again.

  10. Review by Philippe H.
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    As usual, Simon did the best job!

    It is soooo easy to work with Simon.

    He is attentive, empathetic and of infinite talent.

    Can't go wrong..

    Philippe

  11. Review by Shannon J.
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    It's always a joy from start to finish working with Simon. This song took a few extra rounds of revisions than normal because of its complexity, and Simon responded really positively to feedback, and tried new things until it was perfect. There's no challenge too big or small for Simon, he is awesome!

  12. Review by Igor S.
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    Simon is a skilled and talented producer and it has been a pleasure - and a privilege - to work with him on this, second for us, project together. Tons of creativity and patience to spare with the result that is nothing short of stellar! Looking forward to more projects with Simon!

  13. Review by Shannon J.
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    Simon created a full instrumental track from scratch based on a demo. He knocked it out of the park!! I have hired Simon many times for music production, and I've always been very happy with the final track. He brought some really creative and unusual sounds to this project. He has produced music in many genres for me, including country, pop, now a spooky atmospheric track. He can do everything!!

  14. Review by Shannon J.
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    Simon produced a full instrumental track based on a rough demo, and it sounds terrific! I am a repeat client, I have worked with Simon many times now. He is super friendly, great communicator and a joy to work with. He brings creativity and fresh ideas to every project, but is also very receptive to feedback and will ensure you get exactly the sound you want. One of the best producers on Soundbetter!!

  15. Review by Jimmy W.
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    Great producer to work with. Works hard to make sure your song comes out just how you invisibles it to

  16. Review by Shannon J.
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    Simon is friendly, professional and has a great ear. He pays close attention to your reference tracks to get the exact sound you're looking for. Highly recommended!

  17. Review by Shannon J.
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    I have worked with Simon many times and always been blown away! He created full instrumental production based on a rough demo, and the track sounds amazing. Great communicator, creative, easy to work with, and made a polished track that exactly captured the brief. Simon is one of the best producers out there!!

  18. Review by Sec Eason
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    Simon is the nicest producer I‘ve met:)

  19. Review by Alex S.
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    I have done many projects with Simon. He always delivers and gets it as you need every time. Serious, professional and dedicated to his work. I highly recommend Simon for any level project.

  20. Review by Bryan C.
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    Simon really brought something special to the material I gave him. He has nice ideas and added several new layers and instruments to the song. Everything was polished and thoughtful, exactly like you hear in his other songs here on Sound Better. Overall, I had a great experience and am very happy with the song. Thanks Simon!

  21. Review by Shannon J.
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    I have hired Simon for full instrumental production many times and always been super happy with the result! Not only is he an awesome music producer who really delivers on the brief, he's also super friendly and helpful, great communicator, and overall a pleasure to work with. Very highly recommended!!

  22. Review by Trevor R.
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    Simon is the best. He's easy to work with, brings great ideas to the table, and is flexible with any alterations. His attention to detail and understanding of how to bring out the best in your song is what makes him stand out. Attention to detail; it can make or break a record, and he kills it in that area. I'm looking forward to collaborating with him again!

    Trevor

  23. Review by Shannon J.
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    Another super successful project - I am a repeat client, absolutely love working with Simon. He produced a full instrumental track from a rough demo, and he blew me away! Took the song in an even better direction than I was hearing in my head, and I'm delighted with the result. Highly recommend working with Simon for your music production. I'll be hiring him again for sure!

  24. Review by James U.
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    Simon created a gorgeous production from my basic vocal and backing guitar track, laying in multiple guitars and keyboards and drums to create a rich sound that transformed my ballad. The tracks all sounded great and the finished mix was fantastic. He was super easy to communicate with and very responsive to my feedback. Basically, everything I'd want in a producer. I highly recommend Simon to others looking to get a polished, professionally produced track at an affordable price.

  25. Review by Sec Eason
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    Simon is so kind,I’d like to work with him together!

  26. Review by Joonas T.
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    Great mixing, will be back

  27. Review by Shannon J.
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    Simon is a joy to work with. This is our 4th project together, always been super happy with his work. Communicates really clearly, and delivers great quality production. Highly recommend Simon for your next song!

  28. Review by Shannon J.
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    Love working with Simon! This is our 3rd track together, and I've already hired him for more. Very professional, great communication and creativity, and delivers high quality work on a fast turnaround. Everything you want in a producer!

  29. Review by Sarah K.
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    Simon did an amazing job on this song for me, as he has for all of my other songs as well. I Will always work with him on any of my future songs. He always exceeds my expectation.

  30. Review by Mark S.
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    Simon took everything I wanted and made a great tune out of it. I hope to work with him again! Hire this guy!

  31. Review by Nikos
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    When I was considering my options on here for a collaborator, Simon stood out to me immediately. He was brimming with ideas after hearing nothing more than voice memos and vague, unhelpful vision descriptions from me, and he was excited to experiment with them. He was firm about taking the time to get it right and for a relative beginner like me, he was patient and communicative both through email and during the live recording sessions. Can't recommend him enough!

  32. Review by Eira R.
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    Simon was a pleasure to work with and I loved the finished instrumental! I would definitely recommend 😊

  33. Review by Shannon J.
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    Simon is a dream to work with! He produced a full instrumental track based on a simple brief. Very talented and suggests lots of good ideas, and delivers high quality work with turnaround time of just a few days. Also a great communicator. I have already hired Simon again for 2 more projects!

  34. Review by Patrick G.
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    I was more than happy working with Simon! Very dedicated person with an outstanding end result. I will definitely work again with him and for sure, I highly recommend his work to any professional musician. Thank you Simon!

  35. Review by Mario A.
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    When I've got a new song to produce, I always come to Simon. From the very first one (I've done a few now), he has quickly understood what I was trying to do and delivered. He is one of those rare talents that is a great musician, a great producer and an excellent singer - all in one package. He is very patient, listens carefully to your ideas and works with you until you feel absolutely happy with the production. I will definitely use him again.

  36. Review by Sec Eason
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    Simon is a nice man,he’s so patient!He’s a good producer!

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    Really good pianist!

  38. Review by Shannon J.
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    Simon is a treasure to work with. For starters, he is creative and super talented. He contributed ideas and personality into the full instrumental track he created, and delivered a very high quality mix. He listened to the references I provided very carefully, and took the time to understand our music and the kind of sound we wanted to achieve. Best of all, he's an outstanding communicator so discussing the project and revisions was collaborative, and just super easy. Hire him immediately!

  39. Review by Sarah K.
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    Thank you so much!!! Definitely has been a pleasure working with Simon on my fourth song and he does incredible work! Will continue to work with him for all of my future songs as well.

  40. Review by Lawrence
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    Amazing work - created a beautiful instrumental with the vision I wanted, and was happy to assist with my many revisions. A+ work, will definitely order again!

  41. Review by Marc A.
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    Simon is a top producer I am glad to collaborate with! Since I posted my job, Simon was very kind proposing a very competitive fee for that production. I enjoyed every version he was sending since day one, he can really understand what you want and much more.
    When it comes to edits and revisions, you'll be overwhelmed by his understanding and dedication.
    Simon will surely put all his skills and emotions in your upcoming project. He's a wonderful instrumentalist as well!
    Thanks Simon!

  42. Review by Joonas T.
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    Top quality music production! Once again Simon was able to take my raw demo and work with me to turn it into a beautiful, professional quality song, which I can be super proud to release to the world.

  43. Review by Delvonnie S.
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    Simon Reid really knows his stuff about music. He did a wonderful job on getting me an instrumentation of one of my early demos. He's great; hire him.

  44. Review by Sarah K.
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    Simon does great work! He’s excellent, working on my fourth song with him!

  45. Review by Sarah K.
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    Simon is great! He did an amazing job on my song, making the music for my lyrics. This is the second song he worked on for me. Will definitely use him in the future.

  46. Review by Sarah K.
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    Simon did an amazing job with my song. He made all the music for the lyrics I had written and it fit perfectly with them. He is very helpful, kind and professional and punctual. My song that he worked on turned out amazing! Can’t thank him enough and will definitely be working with him in the future!

  47. Review by Vearl T.
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    Did a fantastic job bringing me professional smooth jazz/funk tracks and was very easy to work with. Timely responses and was flexible despite delays on deliverables I needed to accomplish. Highly recommend and continue to receive positive feedback on his work. cheers!

  48. Review by Etheridge I.
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    Working with Simon was a incredible experience. Not only Simon is a phenomenal musician and arranger, but he is an amazing experienced songwriter. Which made it so easy to communicate and express my new ideas. I had a particular style and sound I had in mind for this project. Simon was able to keep the project on track and at the same time bring the song to a commercial level that would make it more effective. As a songwriter I highly recommend Simon for your next project!

  49. Review by Joonas T.
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    Simon is a fantastic producer who expertly turns your songs into masterpieces!

  50. Review by Mario A.
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    I've done four songs with Simon and intend to do more. Working with him is a great pleasure. He's very versatile, an incredible musician, producer and singer with an uncanny ability to know exactly what you want. I think in every instance he was within 90% of where I wanted to be with the song on the first take. The rest was just minor tweaks here and there. The quality of his work is on par with the best producers out there. I'm absolutely happy with every song he's done for me.

  51. Review by Etheridge I.
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    This is my first time working with Simon. I must say it's been an awesome experience, Simon is an phenomenal producer. He listen to my demo and came up with a version that has more energy. He took my demo and made a sensational hot tracks. He's easy to work with. Simon went above and beyond my expectations. He brought my song to life and took it to another level. To me, Simon is a Producer's Master Producer! I highly recommend Simon for your next project!

  52. Review by Isaac
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    Simon is a really nice producer to work with, very very efficient and careful on his work, melody and quality are nice too. Five Stars, highly recommend!

  53. Review by Mario A.
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    I've done multiple songs with Simon. At this point, I hardly bother to "shop around" for another producer because he nails every one of my assignments, giving me what I want and also adding his own creative touches that make the song even better. He's an absolute professional and works enthusiastically with you until you're completely satisfy.

  54. Review by Joonas T.
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    Simon is the real deal, he's able to capture your idea from a simple demo and elevate the song to a whole new level. Easy to work with, and the end results are always top quality. 5/5

  55. Review by Anuli A.
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    Simon did an excellent job of my track. I was kind of hesitant initially because the thought of working virtually was a bit of a concern for me. However, he made the process worthwhile by guiding me on action steps. He was open to my feedback and willing to make the required adjustments. His creativity encouraged me; a rookie through out the process. I am starting my next project with him shortly, and that is because I appreciate his professional work. I will definitely recommend him. God bless

  56. Review by Hayden S.
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    Simon is great— talented, professional, and willing to work with you until the song sounds exactly how you imagined. He doesn’t get frustrated when minimal training / music theory get in the way of how you communicate sonic thoughts, and the end result shows his ability to listen to direction and detail. He’s also super friendly! I have already commissioned subsequent projects with him!

  57. Review by MelJGrey
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    I cannot say enough wonderful things about Simon. He is a flexible and gifted musician and I am lucky to have found him. His production skills are excellent; his attention to service and detail impeccable.

  58. Review by Becky b.
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    Absolutely fantastic once again! Simon is a real pleasure to work with, the quality of work is excellent and he always takes on board exactly what I'm looking for and gets it spot on. Will be back for sure!

  59. Review by Charlee R.
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    Man, Simon is the best, guys. I've put out two full length albums and two EPs, I've worked with four different producers, and Simon is far and away the easiest, fairest, and most competent of the bunch.

  60. Review by Mario A.
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    This is my second time working with Simon. It's always a great pleasure to do so. A true professional all the way, delivering quality results on par with the best. Excellent musician, great producer and very creative. Listens carefully and patiently to what you'd like to do with the song and comes back with a spot-on, polished result as good as anything you'd hear on the radio. Very impressed with his musicianship, his voice and his originality.

  61. Review by Alex S.
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    Simon work is highly professional. He is always in touch with the needs of the client. His work for me has been outstanding and I choose to work with him time and time again. Working with Simon is always a guarantee.

  62. Review by Marina Z.
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    Wonderful experience working with Simon as always! Simon is really attentive, and diligent. He really cares about his work, and is prepared to work until the client is completely satisfied. I cannot recommend Simon enough.

  63. Review by Alex S.
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    Simon always delivers in time and with great care and quality!

  64. Review by Rod L.
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    Simon is an extremely talented producer! He has been a pleasure to work with and has always listened to my thoughts. It’s nice working with someone that you enjoy the process while getting a great product:)

  65. Review by Marina Z.
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    Simon is truly one of the best producers I've worked with. He executed exactly what I had envisioned, read my mind, and exceeded all expectations. Truly a pleasure.

  66. Review by Peggy B.
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    Simon was very professional. He was a joy to work with. He did an awesome job on my demo. I would recommend him to anyone.

  67. Review by Charlee R.
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    Honestly, he was one of the easiest producers to work with and I have worked with MANY. It's very easy to feel like a burden when you're meticulous--Simon welcomed a series of criticisms and comments and applied said critique with efficacy and grace. We are doing a second song because the first one was SUCH an extreme pleasure.

  68. Review by Marina Z.
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    Simon is an absolutely pleasure to work with - he really made my song come to life. I don't have a single complaint - Simon is amazing at what he does. Thank you so much, Simon.

  69. Review by Aimee B.
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    It was such a joy to work with Simon again. He notices all the details and aims to please. He is incredibly talented at what he does and really elevated my project.

  70. Review by Lize Mynhardt
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    Absolutely satisfied with my track, nailed the brief. I’m very happy with the quality of the track as well as Simon’s timelines and professionalism. Will definitely work with him again and can highly recommend!

  71. Review by Aimee B.
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    Simon is a pleasure to work with. He was easy to communicate with, worked in a timely manner, and produced my song beautifully. He took great care to take the song in the direction I was aiming for. I enjoyed the whole process and would gladly work with him again.

  72. Review by Mario A.
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    Fantastic producer, great singer - a perfect combination. It was a pleasure to work with Simon. He took my rough demo, made sure to understand what I wanted - then gave me back a polished, fully mastered song that was even more than I expected! Wholeheartedly endorse him. A professional all the way who will not disappoint you.

  73. Review by Joonas T.
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    Simon is my go-to producer now, as I know every single song will be 5/5! Always brings extra to any song and makes it so much better in the end. :)

  74. Review by Joonas T.
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    Another awesome collaboration with Simon, really happy with the end result! 5/5

  75. Review by Alex S.
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    Have done several projects with Simon. He always delivers a great product on time.

  76. Review by Joonas T.
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    Another fantastic song with Simon, he was able to capture the idea so well from my rough demo - really happy with the end result

  77. Review by Alex S.
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    Every experience with Simon has been fruitful and smooth. What else can I say!

  78. Review by Joonas Tanner
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    Did a great job converting my rough song idea into a professional sounding, release-ready track! Always patient and happy to do any tweaks I wanted, to ensure I was 100% happy with the finished track. Such a pleasure working with him, and the finished song is really great!

  79. Review by Philippe H.
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    Simon did a fantastic job, capturing the great vibes and enhancing the song to our need.
    Can't wait for the next one!

  80. Review by Kate Monaghan
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    I just completed my second project with Simon. He beautifully captured the vision I had for the song, and was receptive to feedback throughout the entire process. I look forward to continuing to work with him! :)

  81. Review by Joonas T.
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    Simon is a fantastic, multitalented producer and musician. He was able to completely transform my song into a true piece of art, based on only a rough demo. Looking forward to working on more songs together!

  82. Review by Kate Monaghan
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    Simon was a joy to work with! He graciously and patiently guided me through the production of my first song, which took him less than a week to put together. He was open to feedback throughout the process, and crafted the song beautifully around my vocals. I’m looking forward to working with him again, and highly reccomend him!

  83. Review by Terry B.
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    Simon is extreeeeeemly wonderful to work with. He paid attention to every detail of my requests. His responses are quick and so is his work. The quality of his production is absolutely fantastic. I felt in really good hands during the process.

  84. Review by Wallace G.
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    Big jobs and small projects, doesn't matter, Simon wants to make sure it's exactly as the client wanted. Highly recommend.

  85. Review by Philippe H.
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    Again, Simon did a fantastic job.

    Super fast, efficient and met our expectations!

    Looking forward to work with him again.

    Philippe

  86. Review by Philippe H.
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    Hello,

    Simon is simply fantastic. He is very reactive, catches the essence of what you need and comes back with great ideas and achieved work.

    I'm very happy to have found him as the ideal partner for my music.

    Regards,

    Philippe

  87. Review by Wallace G.
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    As always, Simon does not disappoint. Great musician and producer.

  88. Review by mariano s.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Simon. He did an excellent job on all the instruments as well as with the orchestration and production process. He was open to feedback and patient while we shared different ideas on where to take our songs. I recommend him highly and hope to work together again in the future!

  89. Review by Wallace G.
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    Great job, fast work.

  90. Review by Wallace G.
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    5-star guy and a 5-star producer / musician. I always enjoy working with Simon!

  91. Review by Michael R.
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    OMG! Simon took my rough live recording and turned it into a polished jewel! This is my second project with Simon and he truly develops a vision for the song, then makes that vision happen! Thanks, Simon, for doing such a great job! And thanks, SoundBetter, for putting us together!

  92. Review by Michael R.
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    Simon was great to work with. He stayed in touch, made constructive suggestions, and produced a top notch recording. The song started from no more than a short poem written by a friend who's wife had passed away and he took it to a professionally recorded song that many of my friends think could be a country hit! Simon makes you SoundBetter!

  93. Review by Faustin M.
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    Working with Simon was a treat, the productions, the help and feedback to make the songs sound even better and brilliant.
    have worked 2 tracks with Simon so far, and they both been outstanding, looking forward to the next project with him.

  94. Review by Wallace G.
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    Simon is the best. Not only is he a great musician, he's a really good guy, and really puts his client's goals first. He is a great communicator, and provides a lot of detail (which I appreciate). You need to work with Simon if you haven't yet. You won't be disappointed.

  95. Review by DC J.
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    Simon is the real deal. He took my music to the next level. I searched for months for a producer of this caliber & he was a complete joy to work with. He is a Nashville PRO. Friendly, efficient,great collaborator, great communicator, and miles beyond the many producers I've worked with in the past. I can't wait to work on our next project together.

  96. Review by Wallace G.
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    Simon is awesome to work with -- his #1 objective is for his clients to be happy, and he has backed that up with actions not just words. I really enjoy working with him, and will be hiring him again soon to put music to a new song. I highly recommend Simon.

  97. Review by Samuel A.
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    Simon did a great job and was able to delivery great quality with a quick turn time!

  98. Review by Wallace G.
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    Simon is a really talented musician, and so easy to work with. This is my second time working with him, and his professionalism and willingness to make adjustments is greatly appreciated. Highly recommend.

  99. Review by Wallace G.
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    Amazing job by Simon. He listened to what my goals were for the project, and then delivered an A+ result. I secretly feared that no one could meet my lofty goals, and then he exceeded them. He's an awesome guy, super easy to work with, and very professional. Highly recommend.

  100. Review by Becky b.
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    Blown away! Absolutely delighted. Delivered exactly what I was looking for and more!
    Top quality production and worked through all my notes and changes to get what I wanted.
    Already working on more songs and will continue to do so...
    First class!
    Thanks Simon

  101. Review by sandor n.
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    it was a great experience working with simon . hes a fantastic musician / producer , and provides high quality work in a relatively short space of time . you definitely wont regret hiring simon

  102. Review by Selena D.
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    This is the second time I work with Simon, he is the best!!!!

  103. Review by Selena D.
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    Simon is professional, finished my project within 4 days and it is exactly what I want. I would love to work with him again!!!Highly recommend!!!!

  104. Review by Aimee B.
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    Simon is a pleasure to work with. He was easy to communicate with, worked in a timely manner and was able to take my song in the exact direction I was aiming for. I enjoyed every step of the way and would gladly work with him again.

  105. Review by Brandon Chase
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    Simon is an incredible producer and songwriter. I've worked on multiple projects in multiple genres with him and there seems to be nothing he can't do. His tracks are incredible and he's the nicest and easiest guys to work with. He puts his heart into everything he creates. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to build their tracks!

Interview with Simon Reid

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

  2. A: I recently co-wrote the song “Angry Butterfly” with Kalie Shorr and Fred Wilhelm, which is the final track on Kalie’s critically acclaimed debut album “Open Book”. The New York Times named the album #7 on their ‘Best Albums Of 2019’ list, and it's also had positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard and other major Country publications.

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

  4. A: Yes, a lot of my friends are also Pro SoundBetter members! Check out my buddy Brandon Chase, his vocals and songwriting skills are world class!

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

  6. A: I will always listen to your needs and provide you with excellent service. You will end up with a truly original and bespoke piece of music you can be truly proud of. I will work quickly, but always handle your song with care. I promise to keep you in the loop throughout the process, and I guarantee that when the project is complete you are 100% satisfied!

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

  8. A: All of it! Being lucky enough to do what you love most is an amazing gift, plus I get to meet new people and make lasting friendships through music!

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Q: What’s my turnaround time? (A: 7-10 days) Q: What kind of equipment do I use? (A: Please see question 3 above). Q: What styles can you work in? A: Any! Q: Do you offer a discount if I do 3 or more tracks? A: Yes!

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: Many clients think I produce the track but hire other musicians to play the parts, however I do the entire track myself, every single part of it. This helps keep the cost down for clients as I don’t have to hire several musicians, and because I have my own studio there are no overheads for studio rental. It also allows me to work quickly, and put my heart and soul into every production I create!

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

  14. A: I grew up in Scotland, and started making music when I was 14 years old in my bedroom. I studied music all through High School, then at 17 I went to Edinburgh Napier University to study for a Batchelor of Arts degree in Popular Music. I graduated in 2006 with honours, then in 2007 I signed my first publishing deal in London and began writing and producing projects with UK writers, bands and artists. I have been living and working as a professional songwriter and producer in Nashville since 2012, and signed my first publishing deal on Music Row in 2014.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: I love working in lots of different genres, so I have a very eclectic style. One day I’ll be working on a Rock or Country track for a client, then the next I’ll be programming an EDM or Hip Hop track! I love writing melodies and counterpoint, and you can usually hear a lot of them in my tracks. I’m all about the ear candy and emotion.

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

  18. A: John Mayer. Because he's John Mayer!

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

  20. A: Give 100% to every project, regardless of fee or time constraints. If your name is attached to it then it should always, always be your best work.

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

  22. A: Most recently Pop, Country, Rock and EDM, but I can work in any style of music a client wants.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Mac Pro 2.7GHz 12-Core, 64GB RAM, Logic Pro X, Propellerhead Reason, Focusrite Safire Pro 40, AKG C414 XLS, Apogee MiC, Taylor 414ce, Fender USA VG Strat, Musicman Bass, plugins and instruments by Soundtoys, Spectrasonics, Waves, iZotope, Slate Digital, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia & Toontrack.

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

  26. A: Fully produced demos and commercial releases for songwriters and artists.

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

  28. A: Dan Huff, Mark Bright, Chris Lorde Alge, John Mayer, Max Martin.

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

  30. A: You supply me with a rough recording of the song (e.g. iPhone guitar/vocal worktape), which I use to I create a chord chart and an instrumental music track and send it to you for approval (typically within 1-2 days). Once you're happy with how it sounds, we schedule the vocal recording session (either with you, the artist, or help you find the right demo vocalist for the song). Once the vocals have been recorded, I mix and master the track and deliver it to you electronically for approval.

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

  32. A: 17 years experience of songwriting and music production, 10 of which at a professional level. I take great care to let the song speak for itself, and use my creativity, imagination and unique perspective to bring it to life!

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I would say my ability to incorporate emotion and feeling in my work. I’ve always loved working with people, and have learned a lot throughout my career. Being able to communicate an idea effectively, and make each piece of music I create unique and special is something I’m very proud of.

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

  36. A: My Taylor acoustic, MacBook Pro, Apogee MiC, USB MIDI keyboard and headphones.

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

  38. A: Take your time! Don’t rush into anything, it’s definitely better to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve before you part with your hard-earned money. Listen through all the examples of my work on here and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have - questions are good! Then make important decisions for your project, and how you want it to sound (e.g fully produced, acoustic, simple piano).

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

  40. A: Have you worked with a producer before? What do you want your track to sound like (ideally provide me with a few examples of artists or songs that you want me to use for reference when producing your track).

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

  42. A: Fully produced demos and commercial releases for songwriters and artists.

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

  44. A: Dan Huff, Mark Bright, Chris Lorde Alge, John Mayer, Max Martin.

  45. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  46. A: Digital for ease of workflow and high bandwidth …but with analog emulations from Universal Audio, Waves and Slate Digital!

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

  48. A: I just finished a Christmas album for Silverado Records (Nashville). The album features Country artist Joe Diffie, and I handled the arranging, instruments, engineering, production, mixing and mastering.

  49. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  50. A: iMac, Logic, Reason, Focusrite Safire Pro 40, AKG C414 XLS, Apogee MiC, Taylor 414ce, Fender USA VG Strat, Musicman Bass, plugins and instruments by Spectrasonics, Waves, iZotope, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia & Toontrack.

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

  52. A: You supply me with a rough recording of the song (e.g. iPhone guitar/vocal worktape), which I use to I create a chord chart and an instrumental music track and send it to you for approval (typically within 1-2 days). Once you're happy with how it sounds, we schedule the vocal recording session (either with you, the artist, or help you find the right demo vocalist for the song). Once the vocals have been recorded, I mix and master the track and deliver it to you electronically for approval.

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

  54. A: 17 years experience of songwriting and music production, 10 of which at a professional level. I take great care to let the song speak for itself, and use my creativity, imagination and unique perspective to bring it to life!

  55. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  56. A: I would say my ability to incorporate emotion and feeling in my work. I’ve always loved working with people, and have learned a lot throughout my career. Being able to communicate an idea effectively, and make each piece of music I create unique and special is something I’m very proud of.

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

  58. A: Most recently Pop, Country, Rock and EDM. I can work in any style of music a client wants.

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

  60. A: Give 100% to every project, regardless of fee or time constraints. If your name is attached to it then it should always be your best work.

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

  62. A: I would love to have worked with the amazing Michael Jackson (one of my all-time musical heroes!), but instead I’ll say Bruno Mars for his personality and sheer talent.

  63. Q: How would you describe your style?

  64. A: I love working in lots of different genres, so I have a very eclectic style. One day I’ll be working on a Rock or Country track for a client, then the next I’ll be programming an EDM or Hip Hop track. I love writing melodies and counterpoint, and you can usually hear a lot of them in my tracks. I’m all about the ear candy!

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

  66. A: I grew up in Scotland, and started making music when I was 14 years old in my bedroom. I studied music all through High School, then at 17 I went to Edinburgh Napier University to study for a Batchelor of Arts degree in Popular Music. I graduated in 2006 with honours, then in 2007 I signed my first publishing deal in London and began writing and producing projects with UK writers, bands and artists. I have been living and working as a songwriter and producer in Nashville since 2012, and signed my first publishing deal on Music Row in 2014.

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

  68. A: My Taylor acoustic, MacBook Pro, Apogee MiC, USB MIDI keyboard and headphones.

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

  70. A: Take your time! Don’t rush into anything, it’s definitely better to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve before you part with your hard-earned money. Listen through all the examples of my work on here and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have - questions are good! Then make important decisions for your project, and how you want it to sound (e.g fully produced, acoustic, simple piano).

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

  72. A: Have you worked with a producer before? What do you want your track to sound like (ideally provide me with a few examples of artists or songs that you want me to use for reference when producing your track).

  73. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  74. A: Many clients think I produce the track but hire other musicians to play the parts, however I do the entire track myself, every single part of it. This helps keep the cost down for clients as I don’t have to hire several musicians, and because I have my own studio there are no overheads for studio rental. It also allows me to work quickly.

  75. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  76. A: Q: What’s my turnaround time? (A: 1-2 days) Q: What kind of equipment do I use? (A: Please see question 3 above). Q: What styles can you work in? A: Any! Q: Do you offer a discount if I do 3 or more tracks? A: Yes!

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

  78. A: Everything! Being lucky enough to do what you love most is an amazing gift.

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

  80. A: I will listen to your needs and provide you with excellent service and a bespoke piece of music you can be truly proud of. I will work quickly, but always handle your song with care. I promise to keep you in the loop throughout the process, and I guarantee that when the project is complete you are 100% satisfied!

  81. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  82. A: Digital for ease of workflow and high bandwidth …but with analog emulations from Universal Audio, Waves and Slate Digital!

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

  84. A: I just finished a Christmas album for Silverado Records (Nashville). The album features Country artist Joe Diffie, and I handled the arranging, instruments, engineering, production, mixing and mastering.

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

  86. A: I recently produced an EP for Country trio Sister C. I arranged all the songs, played the instruments and produced, mixed and mastered the entire project in my home studio. I also co-wrote one of the songs with Sister C (“If I Were You”). The EP received positive reviews from Rolling Stone Country, Nash Country etc.

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

  88. A: Yes! My friend Brandon Chase is an incredible male vocalist, songwriter and musician. He's also an all-round good guy!

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Demo turnaround time is typically 3-4 days. If a session vocalist is requested, an additional fee of $100-200 will be required (depending on the singer chosen and their fee).

GenresSounds Like
  • Carrie Underwood
  • John Mayer
  • Thomas Rhett
Gear Highlights
  • Logic
  • Reason
  • AKG C-414XLS
  • Stylus RMX
  • iZotope Ozone
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  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
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  • 'A Silverado Family Christmas' (Feat. Joe Diffie) Released!Dec 15, 2016

    'A Silverado Family Christmas' Released!


    Silverado Records (Nashville), released 'A Silverado Family Christmas', on Friday November 25th 2016. Simon Reid arranged, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the project, as well as playing all the instruments. The seasonal album features artists Joe Diffie, Melissa Mickelson, Zack Dyer, Crystal Yates, Mandy McMillan, Tony Winkler and Gabe Burdulis.