Vibe, quality, and clear communication. We work closely with artists to keep your vision intact while elevating and refining it. Our wheelhouse is alt-pop, soul, retro synthesis, and all things twisted & gritty--but we love a challenge. Between the two of us, we can execute just about anything you like.
We have worked with countless artists/musicians in NYC and LA, and am ready to take your project to the next level.
Services include, but aren't limited to:
-synth/keys/vocal/guitar/bass arrangement and tracking
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32 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Brunette Productions
Brunette really made my track come to life! Incredible quality work. Thanks so much, y'all!
Adrien put the finishing touches on my new single and he did a fantastic job! Such attention to detail and he's receptive to feedback, which was great. Totally delivered a great product.
Sho and Adrien made this whole process so easy. I sent them my references and they immediately knew the vibe I was going for. These guys are excellent at writing and arranging. Exceptional production quality. I'm thrilled with how this turned out.
Adrien really took my track to the next level with his mixing and vocal tuning. Can't wait to put this one out and I look forward to working with him again soon!
Adrien and Sho worked in tandem to mix two tracks I needed in a pretty short amount of time. Felt very collaborative. They listened to my references, asked the right questions and made great creative decisions! Super impressed.
Adrien made this process so easy. Just sent over the vocals I recorded at the studio, and after a brief consultation he sent me the first draft. They needed a little tweaking and he turned that around super quickly. Grateful for your attention to detail. Can't wait to work with y'all on the next one.
Big thanks to Adrien for knocking this one out of the park! Production value is killer. Great communication and fair pricing.
Adrien from Brunette handled the vocal tuning on my track and I couldn't be happier. Well done and timely, too. Thanks!
Brunette added incredible production elements on my ep and wrote and arranged b-sections to some of the songs that were incomplete. They were with me every step of the way and incredible with taking my feedback. I love working with these guys.
they did great work on my vocals and with the mix - came out sounding fantastic. the tuning they did was really tasteful - you can tell they don't just slap autotune on their tracks if it doesn't call for it like a lot of producers out there these days.
Once again Brunette came through! Everything I've done with them so far has been sounding great! Highly recommend these guys!
Outstanding professionalism - really went above and beyond to give me the quality I was looking for. Chock full of great suggestions for my tracks and they really took in my feedback when making edits.
brunette made my mix sparkle i really loved what they did and will be coming back to them again. good communication and easy to work with
Sho from Brunette provided me with a really killer mix. I really appreciate that he listened to my references and was willing to make a few extra edits which he totally didn't have to do. Above and beyond as usual.
Really incredible vocal arrangements. I was blown away at the complexity and layering they achieved with such a quick turnaround. Additionally the processing they provided on their vocals and mine was really intricate. It felt like they really took the time to check in with me every step of the way and make sure they understood my vision. 10/10
The mixes that they provided were top notch and super competitive. Quick turnaround and great communication. I'll be working with these guys again as I feel its a great bargain.
good communication and track came out great. they added background vocals that were amazing. my kind of weirdos lmaooo
Very unique sound palette they came up with. Super concise mix; master was competitive too. Will be working with these guys again. Highly recommend.
Maaaaaaan these guys had my vocals sounding RIGHT! I will definitely be coming back to get my future tracks edited. GREAT communication GREAT job hitting my deadlines!!
Superb superb superb guitar and keyboard work on my track. Awesome textures, really great people to work with. big ups
Brunette produced my EP - they were great about the whole process. I had a tight deadline and they met me where I needed to be every step of the way. I usually feel hesitant about letting people take liberties but they really knew where to take my music - the choices they made were really tasteful and authentic to what I was trying to create.
These guys were great. Super flexible and easy to work with. That OB6 they have worked synth wonders on my track.
Sho really pulled up with the insaaaaane background vocals. I was seriously impressed. I was not ready!!!! He took my track to exactly where I needed. DEFINITELY looking forward to working with brunette again in the future
bro idk what these dudes r on but... FIRE. mad profrssional and slick. my songs have no business sounding this good. makes my other tracks sound bad lmao
Brunette productions exceeded all of my expectations on this production. They were super quick and met me where my references were with great taste. The mix and master came back sounding fantastic. I've never had such a great experience working with producers before. BRAVO BRUNETTE
Sho at Brunette was amazing to work with. He listened to what I was looking to achieve and delivered exactly that! He even went above and beyond and added some additional vocal harmony layers that added more texture and dimension to the track. Very responsive and turned my project around very quickly. I'm excited to continue working with Sho as my album progresses!
Sho is exceptionally talented and easy to work with. The scope of my project changed after we had begun planning, but Sho was understanding and flexible. Sho demonstrated a firm understanding of the vibe I was going for, and in the end, delivered beautiful vocal stacks that added something truly special to my song. I'm extremely satisfied with the result of our collaboration! Can't wait to do it again.
Sho was amazing to work with. He was very flexible and willing to try things in a new way and we made some pretty funky stuff! Highly recommend. Thanks for helping me out :)
Sho is extremely professional and quick. After dealing with many frustrating experiences with producers it was refreshing to deal with someone like Sho who instantly saw the potential in my early track, helped shape the production with his excellent playing ability, and produce a high quality demo within less than a week. Would highly recommend.
Worked with Sho on a few songs I had been working on for a while. He really helped me shape them and also did an amazing job on production and mixing. He was patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend him working with him to anyone.
After moving to NYC to pursue a music career, Brunette was the first group that made creating and recording music feel easy. They have a way of understanding your vision, providing honest feedback, and transforming it into a tangible masterpiece. They're not only capable of bringing multiple ideas to the creation process, they are multi-instrumentalists that can track an entire song alone. I am thrilled to be working with Brunette on my first full project and I wouldn't entrust anyone else with such a task.
I hired Brunette for a very complex project and we started the production from scratch. This project was very important to me. As cliche as it sounds, I really put everything I had into it--monetarily and otherwise: countless edits and lengthy emails of notes and tweaks. To his credit, Sho was right there with me every step of the way, treating my material with the utmost respect and always rising to meet my level of dedication to the project. I would have to say Sho's rates were an incredible bargain--for his creative input alone, not to mention his competency as a musician.
Interview with Brunette Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: TME MCHNE, with R&B Singer Songwriter DAJ and Producer Akira Shelton. We were singers and writers for the project. We had an excellent EP that came out a decade years ago, and although the group was short lived, the project still holds up.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are working on a few projects with people from Soundbetter which we're really excited about. Also wrapping up and album and conceptualizing some music videos for it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are some references for your vision? What specifically makes up the music you want to create? What are the moods and underlying feelings that hold up your vision? The more references/information we get, the better we can make your vision a reality.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your due diligence and talk to at least a few producers. Find someone who has time to listen to you and understand what you want. When we were starting out as artists we made the mistake of hiring producers who had credits and expertise who essentially put us through their factory line... the end product was not what we were looking for. Find someone who loves and is a specialist in the genre you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer w/ Logic X, OB6 (or Strat), Apollo Twin, good cans, solid microphone.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mood first, groove second. Strong melody choices come easy, thank God. Concept and lyrics write themselves once the first few steps are completed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paris Strothers - I think she is an absolute beast. King Krule - his approach and sound palette are so unique. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in his workspace. Big thief is a songwriting genius; Tirzah is breaking all the right rules.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly stuff in the indie-pop/alt pop/alt r&b vein. With today's hyper-overlapping of genres, its hard to say while adhering to popular lexicons.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Top-lining; secondly, bizarre yet addicting pop grooves
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: We have a unique feel for instruments and groove. As vocalists, we approach production differently than most producers do, having a more keen sense for how arrangements are interacting with the top line. We also usually utilize stylized background vocal arrangement techniques, which clients have given us great feedback on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We work with pretty modest set-up. We use very high end plug-ins and run an apollo interface with a vintage 80's AKG-414 XLS that handles vocal tracking. Also have done some contracts acoustic proofing rooms and churches so we build our own acoustic paneling.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jai Paul, D'angelo, Little Dragon, Big Thief, Tirzah, Jazmine Sullivan, Toro y Moi, Dijon, Benja 1010 SL
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: TORNA music - Ronnie DiSimone! https://soundbetter.com/profiles/239126-torna Great friend and collaborator, I can't recommend him enough. Truly incredible.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It just depends on what your aim is. I've learned that certain approaches are appropriate for certain tracks - for example, if a live recorded grand piano already exists in the track, I won't want to record my guitar in DI. I'll probably want to mic the amp, run it through some analog processing, etc. However, if a production is made entirely in the box and I'm tasked with adding to that, software synthesizers and DI instruments will oftentimes sound better than the analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love meeting new people and learning about what it is that motivates them or drives them. This work has taught me so much and I have learned something valuable from everyone that I've ever worked with.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That clients are paying for the amount of time that I work on something - in reality, they are paying for all of the time that I have spent over the years getting as good as I am at what I do.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out playing guitar when I was 10. I went to Berklee and studied vocals there - from there I did a lot of work playing as a keys player, singer, and music producer. I've had an extremely varied and diverse career!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We will complete 2-3 demos that consist of a verse and chorus. You can choose one of the directions, give feedback, then we can sketch out the rest of the instrumental. From there, once we get the vocal from you we can provide you with a mix and a few revisions- and voila! You're ready to send it off to mastering.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It is a mix of performance, production, songwriting, and mixing. We usually end up in a jack-of-all trades position while working for our clients.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Quick turnaround, very easy to communicate with, punctual and reliable.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Minimize your gear and samples, learn how to use what you are working with. Use your limitations creatively to your own advantage.