I'm Melo Williams, multi-genre producer, composer, beatmaker, songwriter & musician. We can go from idea to radio-ready song in just a few days.
Melo Williams is a multi-genre producer, composer, and songwriter. He is able to capture the emotion of every song in a way that only a musician can. Just as much a writer as a producer, and just as much a musician as a writer, Melo's approach to creating music is truly amazing.
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He knows what he is doing. Very talented and has a great feel of music. It was a new genre for him and he got through the process very well.
I will work with him again.
Melo is an amazing creative talent. He is on top of his game... way above his peers. And most importantly he is a very calm gentleman. Now, that is the type of producer anyone would want to work with - He listens, take note and come back with a creative that will blow your mind. This is my first project with him and I am completely hooked to his personality and his creative abilities.
Thank you Melo for this collaboration, which was not easy, but which, finally came to an happy ending!
Great and efficient collaboration with Melo again! It’s always a pleasure to work with him!
Once again, quick, efficient & outstanding collaboration with Melo!
Once again, great collaboration with Melo!
Melo is a very talented artist, I 100% recommend!
Once again, Melo surprised me with his creativity and musical background! He offered nice ideas to my acoustic track. Great collaboration again!
Melo has done a MASTER WORK on my last project! The more we work together, the better he understands my needs.. Melo is, for sure, the man you must work with! Thank you Melo!
Great person, great producer, someone i really like to work with! Thank you Melo!
Melo is not only a talented artist, he is also a great person!
It has been a pleasure to work with him on my project. At the beginning i was not sure what he would do with my track, but he finally did great work on it! I'm 100% satisfied! Thanks Melo for your good work!
What a great player to have on your team. Melo was able to give life to a basic idea with detail and pristine execution. If you want pure soul, a great ear, and just a beautiful human being overall, Melo is your guy! I would recommend his service in any lifetime!
Interview with Melo
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with that artist who is full of passion and is just waiting for the right producer to help create his or her sound.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My wife, Katina's "Greater Love". I'm especially proud of this project because I wore so many hats in this project. I was co-writer, producer, vocal arranger, recording and mixing engineer. I've learned a lot since then, but it's still a very special project to me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Always working with new clients, as well as those I've built with along the way. Always trying to make the next song greater.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet since I'm new.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer the "realness" of analog and the convenience of digital. My setup is the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I will treat every song like it's the last song I'll ever work on.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that every project is different because every client is different. I enjoy the feeling of knowing that a client is truly satisfied.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have I been producing? Since 2002. How long will it take? Not long.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Probably that I just make beats. The word "producer" means so much more than just a beatmaker.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to get to know at least a little about my clients. It makes the process much easier. I like to hear about their goals, the types of sounds they like, artists they like (and why)...Things like that.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Remember to enjoy the creative process. It's why we do what we do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, UAD Apollo, keyboard, Great River, and one of my mics...Can't pick just one, but right now I'd probably say my WA-251.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a musician in church. One day, one of my rapper friend told me he needed beats and somewhere to record. I was the only musician he knew, so he bought me some recording software. I installed it, learned it within a few days, and the rest is history. That was back in 2002.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Emotional. It feels like what you want to say but can't.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to stand out. Always work to be better than you are now, but that doesn't mean sounding like everyone else.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The majority of my work has been R&B/Soul, but that consists of so much. That includes jazz, pop, hip-hop, gospel, blues, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is taking what's in an artist's mind and bringing it to life. That could be by simply hitting record and playing piano, or it could be a full-fledged composition and production. It could be me alone in my studio at 3 a.m., or it could be a full band. My strongest skill is doing whatever it takes to bring the song to life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Every song I work on is my opportunity to help an artist convey some sort of emotion. The song is already there (unless I'm also the songwriter). I just create a canvas for the artist to scream or whisper that song/emotion in a way that the listener has no choice but to hear what the artist is saying.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If a client is bringing me a song, I usually like to have a discussion about the song. Things like the inspiration behind it, what sound they're going for, etc. I ask them to sing it to me (or email a rough copy), build a simple drum loop for them to sing over. I take that and pull it into my DAW (usually Cubase) and play some chords over it. Then I get feedback from the artist to see if they like the chords or if they'd like different chords, etc. Once I have the correct chords, I'll build the track around their vocals. I like to stay in contact with the artist throughout the process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a pretty hands-on studio setup. Lots of toys to keep me (and my clients) inspired, but everything actually has a use. Everything is pretty much in arms reach to me, so I can get whatever sound I need before I get distracted.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, etc. The list goes on. I admire people who pour their hearts into every composition.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The word "producer" for me usually means musician, beatmaker, recording and mixing engineers, songwriting assistant, life coach, and everything in-between. But I don't mind that at all.