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:
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15 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Brandon Tong
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Working was Brandon was a pleasure. Great communication and great experience!
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!
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!
Brandon is amazing! He really does bring my song to life with the mix and also very easy to communicate with.
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!
Third time working with Brandon. Plans for a 4th.
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.
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.
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 ;)
Working with Brandon is always super easy! He’s an insanely talented musician and mixing engineer. Very satisfied with the track we made together!!
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.
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 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!