Donald Forrest Williams

Music Production

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One stop shop music production. I attended Berklee College of Music 1992. As a drummer and songwriter in the band Big Wreck (Atlantic Records) 1992-2003 I worked alongside legendary producers Micheal Beinhorn,Dave Jerden,Matt Dematteo,and Jack Joseph Puig.I do pre-production, recording w my own gear, mixing and Mastering. Start to finish


Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.


AllMusic verified credits for Forrest Williams
  • Big Wreck
  • Big Wreck
  • Big Wreck
  • Tipsy Gypsies
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Interview with Donald Forrest Williams

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: AWAY by Lindsey Buck. Has a combination of many elements and sounds great on 11. :)

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Lindsey Buck

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital, cheaper and easier.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will do my best, and never give up on things, I'll get it done.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: End product, cranking it in my car!!

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: When can u work? On weekends for recording. All the time by myself working on the song.

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

  14. A: That is is a mystery how songs come to life. Like it is magic or something. It is not. It is just a process like anything else. It can be learned. Anyone can do it.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Can I hear some music first.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Talk over the phone, feel it out.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: 2 neve 1073, 2 Neumann U67, iMac pro

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

  22. A: 30 years, Berklee college of Music, Big Wreck in late 90's then kids , now getting back into it again.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: quick and simple

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Taylor Swift because I would have to be the best I have ever been to match up to her previous insanely great producers.

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

  28. A: Most important thing is to have feeling and passion in the actual performance, recording it with tried and true gear that sounds great.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Pop, Rock, singer songwriter.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Drums.

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

  34. A: A full package producer that plays a mean kit.

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

  36. A: Write, record drums, bass, guitar, piano, keys, vocals, mix, master.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Neve preamps, Neumann U87, AKG 414, D112, 57's, 2 AKG 535eb, iMac Pro , Logic.

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

  40. A: John Bonham, Stewart copeland, Micheal Beinhorn, Jack Joseph Puig

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

  42. A: song production from start to finish


Gear Highlights
  • Neve Neumann AKG BAE imacpro
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