Classically-trained composer with 15 years of experience in songwriting, production, and audio mixing. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, past work includes collaborations with Lucy Dacus and Deau Eyes. Debut single "In The Fading Light" called "Tingling... gorgeous" by the FADER.
Hello! My name is Hayden, and I'm a producer, songwriter, and mixer from Alexandria, Virginia.
I studied electronic music composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where I learned both classical music theory and contemporary recording techniques. Since then, I have produced and mixed an acoustic cover of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" with my friend Lucy Dacus, had my single "In The Fading Light" written about in the FADER, and played concerts in cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, New York, and Montreal.
I now run a studio in Vienna's 9th district, where I work on both in-person and remote projects for clients all around the world. My projects range in genre from indie rock to hip hop to classical and back again.
Whether you are just starting the writing process of a new record, or in need of an experienced pair of ears to finalize the mix, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
15 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Hayden Arp
Hayden is an absolute legend! Super professional and communicative :)
Working with Hayden is always a beautiful experience. Amazing energy, vibes, passion, and talent. Very professional and easy to collaborate with.
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Hayden is incredibly talented, and his sonic attention to detail is impeccable. Loved working on your song, man! Hope to do it again soon!
As always Hayden achieved to help me get my song where it needed to go. Super happy to work with such a talented engineer, musician and human being.
Awesome mix/master engineer to say the least. Every time i work with him things go smoothly towards helping the song get where it needs to go.
Second time I work with Hayden, just as before, gets right to it with an open mind and a focused ear. I would totally recommend him being your producer or engineer for small and big proyects. Always happy with the results
Hayden is just flat out great. He has an incredible ear and a special talent for bringing a project to the next level. Phenomenal communication throughout the process and very professional. He is extremely reliable, easy to work with, and I would definitely be going back to him for future projects. Highly recommend.
Hayden is the best person to work with.
He has such a deep knowledge about every aspect of music.
He's professional but also easy going and he's great at trying to understand your vision for the project and make it a reality.
I totally recommend him!
Hayden is a very dedicated profesional, once he decides to do a job with you he will go to any lengths to deliver what was agreed upon and put extra effort for his clients to be proud of the result.
Hayden is easy and fun to work with. Very patient working on a project until you are satisfied. Professional and experienced. He is an excellent songwriter and musician himself, so that is a plus plus. I highly recommend!
This is the second track I've done with Hayden, and he continues to exceed my expectations. Whenever I had revisions or questions, he was quick to reply and make the changes. 10/10 delivery!
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Hayden is both talented and professional.
My favorite type of person to work with.
Quality content. He was very quick with the revisions and went above and beyond to make my track sound professional. I’ll be working with him again for sure.
Hayden is an exceptionally talented performer I have had the pleasure of recording in my studio. He's always on time, and he always brings his best. And when he feels like he's not on top, he just eats and apple and transforms into one of those invincible video game characters ready to inflict goosebumps on all those who dare to listen to him. It's always an honor to work with Hayden.
Hayden mixed two singles that I released in 2019. He added a certain level of magic that I never imagined for the tracks. Not only did his attention to detail blow me away, but also his excellent work ethic and quick turn-around of drafts, edits, etc. You can hear his incredible musicianship, heart, and dedication in all of his work, from mixing projects to his own personal music and writing. Choosing Hayden to mix my songs was one of the best decisions I made and will definitely work with him in the future.
Interview with Hayden Arp
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'm as invested as you are in making this project the best it can be.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't helicopter parent! I like thinking of songs like children - you gotta let them become who they want to be. Even when we have preconceived notions of what we want, it's often healthy to let them go if the song starts pulling in another direction.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Deep experience at every stage of the record-making process. Plus some music theory (when helpful). :)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like to keep the studio as minimal as possible. Right now, we've got the Townsend L22 microphone (versatile and oh-so-beautiful-sounding) headed into an Apollo x4, with speakers/sub from ADAM and MIDI keyboards from Arturia and Novation ready to go.