With experience working with artists like Scott Silletta (Tooth and Nail), The Envy Corp, Kind Red Spirits, and Devon Cadwell. I work tirelessly to make sure you are excited with your music at the end of the day.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Bandy Langton
I worked with Bandy to produce a live trio recording last year. He captured and mixed it wonderfully and produced the recordings very quickly. Bandy is flexible, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. Would definitely recommend.
I've worked with Bandy on several projects. His energy and ideas got me into the studio in the first place. He is the reason I now have an album out. He's a chill dude with great ideas. He also is flexible with his schedule and is a assertive communicator. Prices are great. Positive experience.
I have worked with Bandy on several projects. He is very professional and has such a vast understanding of the process and equipment needed to make a great sounding track. He is so easy to communicate with and has such a good understanding of what tone and overall sound your song needs. He's helped bring my musicial vision a reality multiple times and I will continue to work with him as long as he's available!
Interview with Bandy Langton
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most typically I help with production, recording, and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've been really inspired by my time working with Scott Scilletta at Orange Crush Studio in Santa Ana. I'm also continually inspired by Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Mike Eldred Trio, John Maye, Butch Vig, Michael Brauer, and anything and anyone really that takes left turns off the beaten path.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm running Pro Tools 2018 using Apollo Interfaces. For recording I am using the Apollo's in conjunction with additional outboard gear from Shadow Hills, Focusrite, Warm Audio, and whatever fun noise boxes I can get my hands on.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get to know the artist and their vision for the songs first. After getting a sense of what they're wanting, I will work feverishly to get the song to the point where it exceeds their expectations.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and problem solving. I like going out on limbs to see what comes of it. I also like the challenge of finding unconventional ways to solve problems in the studio. Like putting a speaker on a snare drum to get extra color and rattle from the snares to add excitement.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vision. I like working with the artist to establish a vision for a song or project. So you know where things are going. Which can also be liberating, as it can make it easier to also explore new ideas at the same time while not getting lost in the minutia.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Alt Rock, Indie Rock, and Blues. But honestly like the challenge of working in any genre.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Spend the time to get the sound you want at the source and don't be afraid to commit to sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Smashing Pumpkins. I've always been inspired by Corgan's breadth of work. He likes to break molds and explore new ideas regardless of what the world around him wants or expects him to do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Polished Raw... I'm still a 90's kid at heart. I love well produced songs, but I don't like them to sound over produced.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to school for music production. Then quickly found myself doing freelance work with local artists. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working as an engineer at Orange Crush Studio in Santa Ana, CA. And have continued in my passion to help artists bring their songs to life after moving back to the Mid-West a few years ago.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, Lauten Audio Atlantis (love this mic), computer and laptop. ... Maybe an extra UAD Satellite. I am rather addicted to the UAD stuff.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key and don't be afraid to be honest. If you don't like something, don't be afraid to say it. At the end of the day, I am here to serve you. My ego is checked at the door.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you listening to these days and what's your favorite food?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just push up the faders, make things louder, and then it's done.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you like to listen to? My answer is generally, whatever I find inspiring... and Smashing Pumpkins.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: There's always something new to learn.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work feverishly to help you achieve your vision for your song or project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever works best for the project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mike Wells if he's on SoundBetter. I've worked with him a few times. Great guy!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working with some musicians at the local College on a project.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Devon Cadwell EP that I recently finished I am really proud of. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into it. The response to it has been positive and when people state what they like, it's always about Devon. Which is a great feeling, because that means I did my job and people see and hear the artist. Not the producer.