Steve Wilmot

Producer, Mixer, Writer

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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!

Services offered:
- 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

Ownership/Publishing:
- Varies project to project

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Steve Wilmot
  • Switchfoot
  • Switchfoot
  • Switchfoot
  • U2
  • OneRepublic
  • OneRepublic
  • OneRepublic
  • OneRepublic
  • OneRepublic
  • OneRepublic
  • OneRepublic
  • Acapop! Kids
  • Party Tyme Karaoke

31 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Milkshake Studios
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    I sent Steve a song I had really doubted even trying to record, but he was genuine and encouraging with it...so I kinda handed it off to him after recording a vocal and piano part. He took the song to where I had once heard it in my head, but doubted it...long story short, this song (Love Will Let You Go - if you wanna look it up) became my favourite song on my new project...and I don't think I would of even gone through the process of recording it had it not been for his encouragement.

  2. Review by Mike
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    Steve is a BOSS. You rarely find someone with this much talent, who is also reliable and has such a GREAT attitude. Steve checks all the boxes TWICE. He’s mastered his production style and he’ll master your song!!! (literally and figuratively)

  3. Review by Jelle S.
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    I worked very well with Steve. He understood exactly what I wanted and he also had great ideas to take the track to the next level. I will definitely work with Steve again. He is the best!

  4. Review by Mike
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    Another great production! Steve has awesome talent and is committed to bringing your songs to life – and SUCCEEDS every time.

  5. Review by Sam S.
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    I love working with Steve! He is a true professional with great work ethic, quality is really good and service overall perfect. He understood the sound that I was going for. He's a really nice guy and easy to work with. He is a Producer with a creative vision and a deep understanding of different genres - and especially genius with rhythms! Already ordered more!

  6. Review by Jon B.
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    Steve is incredible to work with, from start to finish. I've known him for quite some time, and his work never ceases to amaze me. Great job!!

  7. Review by Jakob M.
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    This song was a real labour of love and Steve patiently stayed with us the whole way through. Always responsive, taking our own views into account and making excellent additions to bring the song to life. Great experience and would certainly work with Steve again.

  8. Review by Mike
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    Steve always puts in the work, no matter what the task. He has the patience, knowledge and creativity to get any project done. 5 Stars again and again.

  9. Review by Michael B.
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    Steve is a monster talent. Masterfully creative and musical. Gets the job done on time! Definitely, big-time, livened up my track!!

  10. Review by Aaron Tosti
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    Steve is phenomenal at his production skills. He has a signature to his sound quality that's memorable. While working with Steve, I also received some amazing feedback/consulting ideas. He is just as intentional with his approach on the relational biz side, as he is intentionally articulate with his production. Basically, Steve knows whats up.

  11. Review by Mike
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    Project after project, Steve DELIVERS the fire! Super fun to work with, legit instrumentalist, TOO amazing of an ear, never $hort on communication & a great dude. 5 stars every time.

  12. Review by Mike
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    This is my third project with Steve... because there is no reason to go anywhere else! Attention to detail, great communication, super easy to work with and an all-around great dude. Five stars every time.

  13. Review by bryan cook
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    Steve was prompt, professional and very in tune with what's going on right now. Working with him is always a pleasure.

  14. Review by Adam K.
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    Steve yet again delivered exactly what I asked for and did so promptly! He will be an asset to your project in whatever area of production you require. I'll definitely be contacting him for future productions.

  15. Review by Phil Madeira
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    Steve is great! He delivered a snappy loop for a sad ballad which needed something pop. I'll be sending more work his way!

  16. Review by Jorge C.
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    Wow- I could not recommend Steve more! He was easygoing, professional, and had a real knack for nailing our style to the "T." I couldn't have asked for a better turnout. This was a fantastic collaboration and I'm excited to work together again!

  17. Review by Adam K.
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    A fantastic talent and a great dude! I asked for Steve to help with additional production on a project and he was able to deliver exactly what I asked for, and he did so incredibly quickly. Great communication and I'll be contacting him for all of my next projects. Thanks Steve!

  18. Review by Georgia
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    Steve is an amazing talent and he has now done 2 songs for me and both times I was overjoyed! He pays attention to details which is what you want in a great producer.

  19. Review by Simon
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    Brilliant beats created, really top stuff! Was great to work with, easy communication.

  20. Review by Mike
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    Steve was even better on the second project! Great communicator, great final product, great person. Will continue to hire this PRO again and again.

  21. Review by OLI
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    Steve is very talented and very creative. His vision of a song is modern and fascinating. Easy to communicate, pleasure to deal with. Definitely recommend. Great experience!

  22. Review by Dustin T.
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    Steve is a real talent. Very happy we got to work with him!

  23. Review by Mike
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    Steve is a giant in the studio. Great melodic sense, engineering skills and will get you the product you want. And a hell of a nice guy. Already booked a second project. 5 Stars.

  24. Review by Georgia
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    Wow, just wow! So excited to work with Steve, he is an excellent communicator and such a talent!!

  25. Review by Tyler
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    I’ve worked on multiple songs with Steve and couldn’t be happier. He is an incredible writer and producer!

  26. Review by Tyler
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    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!

  27. Review by bryan cook
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    working with Steve is one of those sure things - you always know he's going to bring his best to the project, and execute it with that perfect blend of taste and musicality. he's funny and fun to work with, too.

  28. Review by David Tosti
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    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!

  29. Review by Tyler
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    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.

  30. Review by Alex
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    Working with Steve is always amazing. His vision for shaping a sound and creating something fresh is awesome.

  31. Review by Denny White
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    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

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. A: Sidechain compress your vocal delays so they don't interfere with your vocal ;)

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

  12. 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.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  16. 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.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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