Well, most people know me from having some great moments on live TV as an artist, Vocalist on NBC's The Voice. I've had some amazing opportunities proceeding that such as having one of my own songs as HBO's fall seasonal trailer, songwriting and arranging credit on One Directions 'Made in the AM' and much more I've been fortunate enough to have.
I've been a touring musician for acts like Poison, Glenn Frey, Billy Ray Cyrus, and even got some keyboard credit on Michael Jacksons post-mortem release 'Michael'. I was in fact on the Voice s5 and came in 3rd. I believe my strong suit and passion is production/arrangement, just finding that spark 'As Timbaland says' in a song idea. I would say my main strong suits genre wise are Future-soul, some Indie, Hybrid Trap and I mainly have been diggin acts like Flume, Chet Faker, Rufus Du Sol and other unique acts on the edge of tomorrows sound. I try and keep music as a lifestyle and let the career part happen by loving what I do.
P.S. Allmusic.com profile is far from representative of my current musical endeavors. They are a dying site of Washed up Yacht Rock Meth-heads who've blown all their money on drugs or too many Ex-wives lol. So I removed that link of dated music and irrelevant associate acts.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Will Champlin
Amazing Voice and great to work with! Highly Recommend!!
Will was super responsive and professional. Vocal quality and songwriting was better than expected. Would definitely work with again!
Superb!!! Work with him is guarantee of success. Thanks a lot for your great job!!
Will is extremely easy to work with and puts in 110% effort. He will pay extra attention to your needs and will add unexpected depth and dimension to your track. He is quick to address any concerns you have and has rapid response time. Will definitely work with him again!
Interview with Will Champlin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Definitely Vocal Sessions. A lot of fellow artists of my peers will hire me to Produce the track we co-write. Within those sessions I usually focus on a lot of modern non-traditional vocal production such as taking certain riffs and making those the re-sampled hook with some modern processing to
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an Apollo 8 interface, Lewitt LCT 940 tube Studio Mic (Sounds incredible), I don't have to use that many plugins on it either. Warm Audio 2 channel british mic preamp. KRK speakers Moog Sub 37. A few guitars, basses and a sweet Deering Banjo.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to lay the foundation and arrangement of a song while in the flow to have enough to get on the mic or whomever on the mic feeling good about the overall groove.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I usually bring the character sound and elements to identify the song first. I usually like to do this before even writing. Such as a vocal sample, or some other unexplainable tone/spark that sets the vibe up to be born into a great modern composition.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: At, being a vocalist is what I'm known for. As well as a piano player/keys. I
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything from R&B, soul, Rock all the way to trap and electronic genres.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When everyone obsessively grabs their sounds and ear candy via Splice, be unique and create those sounds homemade. Everything on the cloud is starting to become apparent in several recordings I look for the DNA of a song idea.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop Keyboard Guitar Mic Pioneer decks
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People don't see me for all I can accomplish. I never enjoyed being surfaced based. That's one of the bad outcomes of being on TV on a reality show. People can't see into my true industry professionalism but only performance talent.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: This is not the question I'm able to answer. I simply work with what I have and follow thru to the warmest tones I can. As long as each element has purpose and all low information frequencies are carved out of the right instruments I listen for balance and blend.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There is a lot of People. I just recommended one today. My buddy Adam Martin.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sting, David Foster, Brian McKnight, Dallas Austin, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Riley, Quincy Jones as far as iconic people go.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would work with
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soul, New Wave, Indie, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, R&B-House, Future
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've toured with people as a musician, keys, with acts like Poison, Glenn Frey and more. Written for acts like One Direction, Reik and others. I'm in a good place when I know I can complete my own music the way it needs to be completed and thats the best accolade I can put into the world simply for the passion of the song and passion of the art.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would probably share with them production shortcuts and chat workflow since that's a common trait in myself.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually try and get a feel and vibe for what they want and go all in. I'll ask them about genre, feeling they hope to create and how I can help bring that out in my work.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask me about my experiences on TV and what it was like growing up in a musical family. So far that's what most people ask at least before a session working/collaborating together and whatnot.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like breaking new ground and I love the feeling of when I enter into what many call 'Flow-state' of where time becomes still and you work at hyperspeed and things just come together fast. I love when this happens.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I give them my word to work passionately on their music as if it was mine.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on finishing a second EP for the Year. And I'm also going to be starting at a prestigious production/engineering school in L.a. as a new instructor. I feel it's an amazing opportunity to work with young up and coming talent and give them what guidance I can to help them own their creative destiny.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on 'Made in the Am' by One Direction, and co-wrote and co-produced the song 'Wolves'. I still see royalties from it. Also, Valley Of Wolves project I have with Position Music and I attain a lot of Syncs with that music.