I am a songwriter-producer capturing the sounds in your head. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, and do it all- engineer to master. The most recent project is ‘Nyla Fairway.’ Let's make something that has gravity- I have the canvas, paint and polish.
I was classically trained on piano.
I learned guitar and bass, and became a guitar teacher.
I formed and walked away from bands.
I played music in the streets, and bars, in New Zealand and Australia for two years.
I now make records.
I’m here to help write, produce, and mix a session // develop demos // and master.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Grant David Gilbert
What a treat working w/ Grant! A real talent, exceptional, really. Thank you, Grant! Such a nice song
Grant is a special talent. His work is very ethereal.
Grant paid extra attention to all our requests regarding our tracks. A very talented guy on both engineering and topline projects. Keep it up!
Grant continues to give me superior material...
Grant is a ridiculously talented dude. His melodic gifts are truly formidable.
Grant may be the most talented guy I have worked with on this site - and I have been impressed by this site.
Interview with Grant David Gilbert
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of all the projects I work on.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm top lining / producing a female vocalists from the ground up / re-imagining (recording) rough demos to polished jams / remixing songs to thump.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have strengths.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be happy with the final song/mix/product working with me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing something grow from a thought into a fully realized sound that reaches tons of people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you turn this into a hit? Yes (if I can).
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There's not a lot of misconception aside from terminology. We iron that out when we talk.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your end goal?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Silver Bullet / Successor / Grandmother (Moog) / Custom tube amp / GTQ2
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: From a young age - 17 years of piano and singing/ 16 years of songwriting / 10 years of producing, engineering and top lining / 10 years guitar / 9 years bass / 4 years drums etc.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fluid and engaging.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with you.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen as if you were the average listener.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop / Indie / Rock and Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Song-writing and production are my strongest skills. All other skills are subsets - I can solo or make a drumkit kick you in the chest, but those are parts of the whole.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the creativity of an artist, the technical skill of an engineer, and the determination to get this into the ears of as many people as possible. 17 years of piano background / 16 years of songwriting / 10 years of producing, engineering and top lining.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My artists/clients discuss their vision, and we either fine-tune or go from there. We get to work when the timeline is set, and I make sure you're happy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Keyboards (Moog/Juno/wavetables), guitars (Strat/humbuckers), bass (Fender Jazz) too many pedals, racks on racks (Neve/Silver Bullet), amps (Marshall / Fender), mics (Rode / U47 clone), compressors (1176 / diode bridge), Tape machines (Teac and Pioneer), endless saturation pedals/gear/plugs and enough space to keep the magic flowing through class A’s.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Come with a vision and keep an open mind!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Right now? Kevin Parker’s modern approach and John Parrish’s use of space.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 3-Way tie: toplining with lyrics (recording a lead vocal over an otherwise finished song) // writing songs from scratch, given a framework // collaborate on demos and ideas to create a fully realized project.