Brandon Tong

Songwriting, Producing, Mixing

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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. 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:

Producing
Mixing
Mastering
Recording
Guitar
Bass
Keys

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

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by adam g.
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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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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 ma 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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