I am a platinum selling LA-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Best known for my forward-thinking melodic approach and sound design, I've co-written numerous records with American pop-rock band OneRepublic. I've worked with many notable artists including U2, Peter Gabriel, and Switchfoot, to name a few.
Hello! My very favorite part of music making is collaboration. From pop, to indie, to electronic to hip/hop I can enter just about any phase of creating a record from the very beginning to the very end. I just love working with people and elevating their art!
- Custom made beats (all genres)
- Custom full track (either something you can write to, or under an existing topline)
- Instrumental performance (drums, keys, synth, guitar, bass, percussion)
- Vocal comping/editing/tuning
- Mixing and mastering
- Remixing (full remix of your song in any genre or an acoustic version!)
Terms and Conditions:
- 4 free revisions on production work
- All jobs are completed in the order they are received.
- Files will be sent once the balance is paid in full.
- Project must be funded with 50% non-refundable deposit before work begins
- Varies project to project
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Steve Wilmot
I’ve worked on multiple songs with Steve and couldn’t be happier. He is an incredible writer and producer!
Steve has been absolutely great to work with! He has a very high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and an amazing ear. I will definitely continue to use him on future projects!
Steve is amazingly talented. We’ve worked together for year’s and every time we do, he blows my mind. He’ll challenge me and no one has encouraged me like he has I feel lucky to work with someone at his level of creativity and ability to take a song from meh to Hell YES!
Steve has helped out with a few projects and every time he elevates the production and writing to a professional level. Tasteful programming, innovative writing, and creative sound design are just a few of his strengths. Highly recommend him for any project.
Working with Steve is always amazing. His vision for shaping a sound and creating something fresh is awesome.
Steve is one of the most talented & innovative producers, mixer, & songwriters I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He’s a great communicator & able to makes songs come alive in such a fresh way. I’d highly recommend for your project.
Interview with Steve Wilmot
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Denny White is a masterful writer, producer, and singer who I HIGHLY recommend! Alex Strahle is a superb guitarist who I hire for just about everything I work on.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I believe in a healthy balance of both! I love the warmth and character of analog, but I also love playing with the endless possibilities of digital.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People probably don't realize how heavily involved I am in the actual basic song. I'm a believer that a song needs to stand on its own with an acoustic guitar or piano before we press into more involved production.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: For years I was a rock drummer and bassist (must be a rhythm thing!) and I was pursuing my lifelong passion of writing and recording music. I was a studio engineer for years, constantly traveling and meeting new talented people. During that period I was constantly writing beats and instrumentals, and eventually someone really wanted them! Since that turning point I've had the privilege of writing and producing full time with amazing and iconic artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechain compress your vocal delays so they don't interfere with your vocal ;)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring just about anything to a song! I write, produce, perform many instruments, and I often sing bgv's. I love sound design, creative harmonic movement, and dynamics.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually get files from people and go immediately into the laboratory! I love to play with audio and begin to craft right away. I get quickly inspired, and I usually don't stop working until I have something I'm really proud of on day one.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My production space houses new and vintage preamps (API), vintage guitars, vintage drums, world percussion, tube compression, an 1/8" 8-channel Tascam tape machine, an expansive vinyl collection, and a world class microphone closet. Oh and there are plenty of posh candles and incense.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by record producers who are great at every stage of a song's process from conception and writing, to producing and engineering, to mixing. Some amazing examples are Greg Wells, Danger Mouse, and Rick Rubin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Quite often people come to me with an acoustic demo of a song and we mold the basic song itself into something truly special. Then I'll produce a track, add their vocals, add all of the special sauce, and mix/master it. I'm a one stop shop from beginning to end.