Welcome 2 my channel: I have 10+ years of writing sappy lyrics, recording them, and making them pop with my many synths. Currently I write, record, and produce as 1/3 of Queens based band "Couch Prints" (appearing on Spotify's "Bedroom Pop" playlist), and would love to help you create lush, beautiful, heartfelt songs of your own :)
In addition to writing I also enjoy:
let me know what you're into and let's make it happen!
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Brandon Tong
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!
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.
Brandon is a very talented mixer and is very responsive and accommodating. It was a pleasure to work with him!
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
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both! analog is awesome for better workflow, but digital is awesome for quickly getting ideas down and not being broke
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the ability to work with/adjacent to my musical heroes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that musicians "blow up" - of course there are exceptions, but most people have just been doing it for a long long loooong time
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: apollo twin, dx7, laptop, sm57, and ma acoustic guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: immense, lush, heavenly
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Oklou, just the most amazing voice and production style out there rn. seems like a nice person too
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: listen to your references! break down songs that you love and try to recreate them
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, dance, indie, experimental
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: writing about trite, mundane things in a beautiful way
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: just have to stay in a state of play until something sounds cool enough to move forward, the rest is easy.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: too many to count! though I've consistently drawn from The Knife, Aphex Twin, Kanye, Beach House, and Yung Lean over my life
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: ask as many questions as you need!