Brandon Tong

Producing, Mixing, Songwriting

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Welcome 2 my channel: I have 10+ years of writing sappy lyrics, recording them, and making them pop with my many synths. I've worked for a range of different independent artists (with songs appearing on Spotify's "Bedroom Pop"), and would love to help you create lush, beautiful, heartfelt songs of your own :)

In addition to writing I also enjoy:

Producing
Mixing
Mastering
Recording
Guitar
Bass
Keys

let me know what you're into and let's make it happen!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Maisie May
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    Working was Brandon was a pleasure. Great communication and great experience!

  2. Review by Taylor F.
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    Really enjoyed working with Brandon. He was thoughtful and thorough and I appreciate the work he put in to improve my song. My track sounded a lot better after he was finished mixing and mastering. Thanks again, Brandon!

  3. Review by the g.
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    Once again, Brandon proved why he's the go-to engineer for me. The patience and persistence he has to get your mix where it needs to be is amazing. Another phenomenal mix, and I will be working again with him for sure!

  4. Review by Patinda F.
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    Brandon is amazing! He really does bring my song to life with the mix and also very easy to communicate with.

  5. Review by the g.
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    Brandon was an absolute pleasure to work with! He keeps everything organized and works very fast. Definitely a professional & a master of his craft.

    I 100% will be going back to him whenever I need a mix and master. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Adrian
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    Third time working with Brandon. Plans for a 4th.

  7. Review by Lizzy
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    Working with Brandon was so smooth! He mixed and mastered my song and it sounds exactly like I had in my mind :) I highly recommend.

  8. Review by Matthew L.
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    LOST FOR WORDS! Brandon transformed what i sent into something very sonically beautiful. He understood every single inquiry and sent back what once was an ok song.. into a BOP.

  9. Review by Adrian S.
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    This is my second time working with Brandon. The energy hasn’t faded. Very consistent and a great mind to work with. I have a few more songs that need mixing and I’ll definitely be asking Brandon to help me, you should too but please wait until I’m done ;)

  10. Review by Molly Frances
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    Working with Brandon is always super easy! He’s an insanely talented musician and mixing engineer. Very satisfied with the track we made together!!

  11. Review by Adrian S.
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    Brandon is the band member you cannot find in your hometown. If you're having trouble dialing in a song or seeing the full scope of your song, I believe Brandon is that person with great energy and know-how you're looking to work with.

    In the short time we worked together Brandon gave detailed feedback, showed me new music for influences, and dedicated more time than I could ask for.

  12. Review by galla
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    Brandon is fantastic. He has a great ear for melodies & production that feel effortless. He helped with a few bedroom pop songs & working on more as we speak. highly recommend!

  13. Review by Jakob R.
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    It was a pleasure working with Brandon. Easy to communicate with and he perfectly actualized my sonic imagination. Can't wait to work on more songs together.

  14. Review by Molly Frances
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    Brandon is a very talented mixer and is very responsive and accommodating. It was a pleasure to work with him!

  15. Review by Maisie R.
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    Brandon mixed my debut single this year, and I couldn't be more happy with it. The work he did was so incredible, I felt like my song went from a pretty good tune, to a dreamy-synth-pop paradise! (the genre of the song was indie dream pop, so that was exactly what I was hoping for:) On top of that, he was incredibly responsive and thoughtful. 10/10 would recommend!

Interview with Brandon Tong

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: both! analog is awesome for better workflow, but digital is awesome for quickly getting ideas down and not being broke

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: the ability to work with/adjacent to my musical heroes

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: that musicians "blow up" - of course there are exceptions, but most people have just been doing it for a long long loooong time

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: besides the business oriented questions (release date, budget, credits), i mostly want to know your references, and what space in music you want to create

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: apollo twin, dx7, laptop, sm57, and acoustic guitar

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: ive been doing recording stuff for over 10 years, initially just to have silly songs to share with my friends (LOVED lonely island in 8th grade), and eventually as a way to get more personal stuff out on paper. now, it's just that all encompassing thing i do because it's fun and i feel confident sharing that stuff with other people.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: immense, lush, heavenly

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Oklou, just the most amazing voice and production style out there rn. seems like a nice person too

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: listen to your references! break down songs that you love and try to recreate them

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: pop, dance, indie, experimental

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: writing about trite, mundane things in a beautiful way

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: i (like everyone else) have a very unique perspective on music: i grew up with southern trap in my birthplace of San Antonio, and eventually became obsessed with synth and dance music. someplace between these two seemingly distinct worlds i found a sound to share with people

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: just have to stay in a state of play until something sounds cool enough to move forward, the rest is easy.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: too many to count! though I've consistently drawn from The Knife, Aphex Twin, Kanye, Beach House, and Yung Lean over my life

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: i hate blanket terms, but love synth pop :) i have a keen ear for immense soundscapes using electronic instruments, so generally i am using that ear to take a client's track from an idea to a commercially viable product through production or mixing

  31. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  32. A: ask as many questions as you need!

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