I'm a beatmaker/music producer, guitarist and songwriter, I specialize in pop, hip-hop and electronic dance music. I'm a songwriter for Kontor Records in Germany and member of the pop-trio "SGNTR" (guitarist, songwriter). The songs I've worked on have reached 500 000 streams on Spotify alone.
Beatmaker: My beats range from old school hip-hop with classic sounds, to lofi beats with chill vibes, to modern trap sounds with crisp drums and hard-hitting 808s. My work is throughout characterized by ear-catching melodies and chord progressions. (Check out "more samples" below.)
Guitarist: I've been playing electric guitar for 14 years. I completed the “Professional Program” for guitar by the Modern Music School in 2015. Whether it’s a lead guitar for a pop tune, a rhythm guitar section or a blues/rock solo, I’ll record it. You will get the „dry/wet" guitar stems as well as a D.I.-version of the track.
Music Producer: I produce music in several genres, with my main focus on Pop, Hip-Hop and Electronic Music. I'm the producer of MDNR, I've done pop songs for multiple artists and also released several original songs under my own name. Feel free to send me your song, any reference tracks and I'll be happy to listen to it!
I also offer:
- Vocal Editing, Tuning and Quantization
- Sound Design (Video)
I promise I'll always listen and give it my all to help you make your vision come to life. Hit me up if you have any questions.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with David Nellessen
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My pop project SGNTR just released its new single, "Saturday Night"!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly produce other people's songs/instrumentals, but I also edit/tune vocals, mix/master and play guitar!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently focusing on songwriting/toplining, producing music as well as moving into new ventures, such as film scoring.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to reference tracks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear for melodies and harmonies. They're what make a song, in my opinion.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Work until you're 100% satisfied!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion, one of the most passionate and inspiring music producers I've seen. Or John Mayer, my favorite guitarist!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll start with melodies/harmonies/a beat, whatever gets the inspiration going. Then I'll loop a section and collect as many ideas as possible. Make a b-section if needed, write lyrics... Arrange the different parts, mix and master, done!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Ableton Live. For guitar recordings, I use my PRS Custom SE guitar or my Squier Strat. For amp simulations, I use Guitar Rig, Bias FX and Waves GTR. For music production, I work 'in the box', using plugins like Serum, Analog Lab, Massive, Sylenth1, Addictive Drums, Addictive Keys, or stock plugins! For mixing and mastering, I love the Waves Plugins and iZotope Ozone Plugins.