Jacob Montague

Multi-Instrumentalist Producer

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I produce, record, and mix for the indie pop group Branches (50M streams on Spotify since 2015) as well as perform banjo, mandolin, and guitars with the band live. I am a multi-instrumentalist and create professional recordings both out of my home studio and other rooms around California.

Music Production, Film Composition, Remote Mixing, Remote Session Work on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

My commercial film compositions span between folk instrumentation, cinematic elements, and electronic soundscapes. Some notable past clients: Honest Tea, Linkedin, Sandisk, Urban Stems, Avoya, Scociety6, International Justice Mission, 9Lives Cat Food, Gerber, 20th Century Fox, Freshly, Charity Water, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, Yammer, SF Gate

In addition to Branches and my film composition, I write electronic music under the alias Tsutro. With this project, I enjoy remixing others' songs as well.

Whether your need a fully produced track or film score, or simply need a banjo part recorded for your song, I deliver quality original work with a quick turnaround.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

22 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tyler
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    Jacob was incredible to work with! He has an incredible ear, strong attention to detail, and took this project further than I could have imagined. Extremely happy with the end result!

  2. Review by David C.
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    Jacob took my first ever home studio demo and turned into an EP worthy track. His revisions were light speed quick and really listened to the vision I had in mind for the song. Couldnt recommend any higher!

  3. Review by richardtepperson
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    Jacob was great to work with! Insanely talented. Totally exceeded what I even thought was possible with the song idea I sent him.

  4. Review by Jacqui Verellen
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    I've tried out various mixers and Jacob is by far one of the best! He delivers a really solid track and is very friendly/easy to work with! Would recommend!

  5. Review by Joe M.
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    Working with Jacob was a great collaboration experience. We worked separately because of the pandemic. We discussed the project once in advance and he intuitively was able to take my song in the direction that I was envisioning while adding his own artistry and mixing skills. He worked fast and was able to make all my adjustments I asked for. Awesome.

  6. Review by Manoo H.
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    Jacob is an extremely gifted producer and multi-instrumentalist. I have done two tracks with him so far. On each one he was able to help come up with an arrangement that fit my vision and was able to provide amazing performances on guitar, midi instruments and piano. He was professional and easy to work with and provided professional level mixes and masters.

  7. Review by Atmosphericprod
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    Jacob is a very talented mixing engineer and I really enjoyed working with him on this song. He had great feel for the music and elevated the sound while still being true to the vision of it. Highly recomended!

  8. Review by Gina B.
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    Jacob is incredibly creative and a Multi talented producer. He is easy to talk to and he understands your vision. He is a pleasure to work with.

  9. Review by Darlene M.
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    I made the best decision to collaborate with Jacob. He's added the finishing touches to my song and actually saw and heard my vision for what I was going for. I really got the indie vibes I was heading towards.Definitely collaborating again soon, thanks Jacob!!!

  10. Review by Amal jose
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    Really gifted musician!
    His turnaround time is also perfect, will give you precisely what you've visioned. This is my first time using sound better and I really couldn't have asked for a better association. I'm pretty sure I'll work more with him.

  11. Review by Labrek L.
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    Jacob was very attentive to my project and did a great job! Thanks again !

  12. Review by jermaine c.
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    Jacob truly has a gift and an ear for music. Just book him... enough said!

  13. Review by Carol Kay
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    Jacob is wonderfully talented and receptive to ideas. He made the process very easy and I really appreciated that as a nice change from a previous experience with another producer. Needless to say his work is excellent and deliverables were on time. Will call him again for sure.
    Thanks Jacob!

  14. Review by Ishaan R.
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    Jacob is professional and extremely talented. He was able to capture the original feeling of the song and take it to another level. Highly recommend.

  15. Review by Tyler
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    Jacob can do it all. As a producer AND instrumentalist, he not only has the ear for how to take your music to the next-level, but the ability to make it happen. He is gifted in every way needed to take a raw idea to a polished finished arrangement that you'll be pumped on. As a collaborator, he is even-keeled, patient, and I've never seen him hit a creative dead-end. You'll love working with him.

  16. Review by Jon Bougher
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    Jacob is a very talented composer with the ability to adapt easily to any project need. We used him on a bunch of projects last year and recommended him to other production companies. Highly recommended for projects of all shapes and sizes!

  17. Review by Ezra Teshome
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    Jacob is a talented multi instrumentalist with a kind heart. He’s recorded, mixed and mastered music for me at incredible quality and speed. I’m very thankful for his services and I hope to use his talents again soon.

  18. Review by Natalie Nicoles
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    Jacob is the best! He’s easy to work with and I don’t think there has been something he’s made that I haven’t liked. He always comes up with new sounds just when I think I’ve heard them all and I’m consistently blown away by his talent! Such a no brainer to work with jake!

  19. Review by Kyle Teese
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    I’ve worked with Jacob on about a dozen different sessions and every time it’s been a stellar experience. He has a track record of finding the right tones and getting great takes when when he’s behind the board. And as a collaborator / co-producer, he has a knack for writing parts that bring a song to completion. I highly recommend him!

  20. Review by Jay Salbert
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    I've worked with Jacob a number of times and there's a clear reason why. He's both an immensely talented composer and a wonderful person to work with. He always does an outstanding job and makes the process easy. He's one of my favorite collaborators.

  21. Review by Justin A Dent
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    Working with Jacob was a professional and successful experience, he composed three tracks for three different videos simultaneously and made it easy for me to communicate with him as a non-musician. I'd absolutely recommend working with Jacob!

  22. Review by Corey Martin
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    Jacob is a frequent collaborator and exceptionally talented and unique composer and producer. His work will always elevate any project.

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Three Little Birds (Bob Marley Cover) by Branches

I was the Arranger, Producer, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Keys, Percussion, Recording Engineer, and Mix Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Branches
  • Aaron Dessner
Gear Highlights
  • 1971 Neumann u87 Microphone
  • Vanguard V-13 Microphone
  • Neumann KH 120 Monitors
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8
  • Logic Pro
  • iZotope
  • 1956 Gibson L-50
  • ES-335
  • 1960 Martin classical guitar
  • Martin D15
  • Fender Amps
  • 1948 Baldwin Upright Piano
  • JU-06
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