I'm Stefan T. Music has been my life since I was 10 years old.
Classically trained guitarist and Berklee College of Music Graduate. I arrange horns and strings, play bass, synths, program drums, sing, and write lyrics.
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Stefan is a very talented producer and a pleasure to work with. Easy going and focused, his track is awesome and I would love to work with him again!
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He was amazing to work with, told me exactly what he wanted and we hammered it out! Hope to work together soon
Amazing work from ST. Super fast, very professional and great to work with!
Great to work with, incredibly professional, and has a quick turn around! I highly recommend working with him!
Stefan captured my story and what I was after in a production. He knows how to ask the right questions, and will deliver amazing results. If you want outside the box and not the norm this is your guy. Highly recommend!
Very knowledgeable when it comes to music production. Highly recommended!
Stefan did an excellent job! Very professional and knew exactly what I was looking for.
Interview with Stefan T.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote and performed the guitar on Depression and Obsession as well as the guitar and bass on Revenge by XXXTENTACION.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Lately I've been in studios producing artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: These days the line between analog and digital emulation is so fine that the difference is hardly noticeable. That being said, I still love running through as much analog gear before hitting digital as possible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You're gonna love the way it sounds, I guarantee it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to create art for a living.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually the budget is the first thing we talk about. I tailor the budget based on the instrumentation used, the amount of time that will be put into the project, and the back end splits.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Its all 16 bar loops.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sort of reference tracks do you have in mind? Deadline? Who's the audience? What story are you trying to tell?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure that you listen and connect with the music you hear and choose a provider based on that.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Moog One, Neve 88RS, ELAM-251, Studer A800, and a Nylon String Guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began playing guitar when I was ten, then attended a performing arts high school where I majored in guitar performance. I went on to graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Electronic Music Production and Sound Design. I then went off to Los Angeles to pay my dues as an intern in a bunch of different studios; eventually becoming an Assistant Engineer at NightBird. Now I'm fortunate enough to work as a producer for other artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a genre chameleon/
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Olafur Arnalds. His approach to minimalism has such beauty behind it, I'd love to pick his brain.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lately it's been a lot of pop and hip hop, but I love creating all sorts of different music for myself.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ability to work well under pressure. Whether it be deadlines or being put on the spot in front of an artist and a team of writers/performers.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An obsessive attention to detail and a perfectionist approach.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There are many ways to start a song for me. Usually its creating a chord progression for an artist and then building a track around the changes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got all of my gear feeding into a UA Apollo 8 via a patchbay. I've got some other audio toys to play with, but my favorite for sound design/production sounds would be running either my Mother 32 or DFAM through my Marshall JCM2000. Recently purchased a Moog One 16-Voice, it's become my life now.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend most of my time working and producing up and coming talent in Los Angeles.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I try to find some sort of inspiration in everything I listen to, but lately I've been really inspired by the work of Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to scrap something you've spent a huge chunk of time on if the end result just isn't right for the project.