We function as a full service music production company. We handle everything from instrumental creation, top line writing, vocal producing/comping/tuning, mixing/mastering. We produced many artist's EPs and albums as well as placed music with brands such as Fossil Watches, Five Four clothing and TV Shows - like Trinkets, and the CW's Wonder Woman.
Tori and Colton studied music at USC Thornton School of Music. For the past 5 years Tori and Colton have been producing, writing and touring with local LA artists under the moniker Trap Noir. They have garnered many TV licensing placements as well as producing full length albums for clients. Colton handles beat making and engineering while Tori specializes as a writer, topliner and vocal arranging.
Custom Beats - Colton takes your song references and makes a beat to your liking based on the references.
Songwriting, Vocal Topliner - Tori can write or sing your top line and deliver a high quality, comped vocal. You can send her song concepts or rough lyrics and she can turn it in to a full written song.
Engineering - Send us your stems and we can do vocal mixing/tuning, mixing and mastering.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Two Lock Studio
As a new solo artist, I was looking for producers offering music engineering, mixing/mastering, & tuning services. I knew the sound I wanted, but I had a limited scope in understanding music production. Tori & Colton worked tirelessly to make an amazing track for me. One EP later, I am still in awe of the work we have created. I credit them for helping me establish/refine my sound as a musician. They are extremely knowledgeable in their craft & have a passion for making amazing music with artists. I trust their musical expertise & I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future!
Incredible. Colton and Tori are simply incredible. I had a dream of what I wanted my music to sound like, and they were able to bring it to life in a way that was even better than what I could’ve been imagined. They can be more than just studio partners, if you allow them to be (which you should), they are two creative musical geniuses that can add that extra something special to your track that you didn’t even know was missing. Run, don’t walk, toward this studio. You’ll be happy you did.
I’ve been working with Tori and Colton for the past year now and they’ve been so helpful in crafting a sound I love. From the beginning of my musical journey they were the producers I went to because I trust their taste. Due to my newb status in the music industry, they’ve had to endure my ever changing mind and opinions about tracks, EP fodder, and life struggles. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else higher than these two! Tori is a queen of harmonies and melodic suggestions. Colton is the most flexible producer, giving great suggestions, but easily takes notes and critiques with finesse.
Interview with Two Lock Studio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: We loved working on Courtnie's EP - I Feel Like Color - I think collaborating on that project was a really wonderful experience and it brought out and utilized the best skills in each person involved. We did the production, mixing, mastering, and collaborated on songwriting and topline writing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your influences and what do you want to sound like? What is the end goal? How can we help you achieve your goals?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as clear and direct in proposal and what you're looking for in order for us to achieve the best results.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar, keyboard, mic, computer, drums
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: We've been producing and writing for people for 5 years. We met at USC music school and started creating together there.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lorde - her writing, production and creativity is unparalleled.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Custom beats, Vocal producing, Songwriting and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Robin Hannibal, Malay
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: More complicated isn't always better.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A fast computer, Adams a7x montoris, midi keyboard, a few analog synths, guitar, bass, Neumann u87 and Avalon 737.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: See what the client is looking for then try to realize it for them!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Years of experience and hundreds of songs made, produced and recorded
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: We can listen to a song or demo and know what needs to be done to bring it to a professional level.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: We mostly work on Pop, Pop-urban and indie pop.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Our style is very groove focused, the music has to feel good with a present vocal on top!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you are not happy with the initial project we'll do everything we can do make sure you are happy with the finished product!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog instruments but mixing in the box.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on our new album for our band!