Producer | Songwriter

Melo on SoundBetter

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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Interview with Melo

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. A: Not yet since I'm new.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I prefer the "realness" of analog and the convenience of digital. My setup is the best of both worlds.

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

  10. A: My promise is that I will treat every song like it's the last song I'll ever work on.

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. A: How long have I been producing? Since 2002. How long will it take? Not long.

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

  16. A: Probably that I just make beats. The word "producer" means so much more than just a beatmaker.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. A: Remember to enjoy the creative process. It's why we do what we do.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Emotional. It feels like what you want to say but can't.

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

  28. A: I'd like to work with Brandy because I love her creativity and all-around skill level.

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

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. A: Stevie Wonder, Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, etc. The list goes on. I admire people who pour their hearts into every composition.

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

  44. 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.


I was the Producer, Songwriter, Composer & Mixing Engineer in this production

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My average turnaround is 3-5 days, but could likely be faster. I allow up to 2 free revisions. Additional revisions require a fee. A 50% deposit will be due at the beginning of each project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Chris Brown
  • BeyoncĂ©
  • Fantasia
Gear Highlights
  • Cubase
  • Reason
  • UAD plugins
  • Waves Mercury Bundle
  • hundreds of other plugins
  • Avalon M5
  • Great River ME-1NV
  • UA Twinfinity
  • Focusrite ISA One
  • WA-251
  • lots of microphones and compressors
  • Yamaha Motif
  • Roland Fantom
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