Hey! I'm a pop/r&b/hip hop artist that specializes in music production and songwriting. I've worked with singers from the Voice and have written songs that have made it on official Spotify playlists. I work with a wide range of artists in Nashville and am versatile with different production/songwriting styles. I want to deliver artists' visions!
My goal is to use these skills to help other artists find their voice and deliver their vision for each project!
What can I do for you? Deliver a project that not only reflects your visions and goals, but also expresses the underlying emotion and passion in a song/project. Some of my influences include Diplo, Bazzi, Kanye West, Halsey, and Jon Bellion, Timbaland, and many more. I love going against the grain to produce a unique sound or arrangement, but I still keep it pop sensible. All of my clients receive pro-level quality!
What do I do best? Adding a mix of live and software instruments to productions to create unique sounds and arrangements to fit the emotion of a piece.
What can I do with your project?
Production - you send me basic stems (rough demo, voice memo, anything with ideas) with a detailed goal and reference tracks and I produce the rest of it.
Topline/Songwriting - you send me a track that I put lyrics and/or melody over (will include recording)
My turnaround is typically 3-7 days, with 3 free revisions. I supply stems with all projects, all files in .WAV.
The projects I work on are a direct reflection of me; I want them to be the best they can possibly be!
I'm looking forward to collaborating with you on your next project and bringing your vision to life!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
15 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Blake Streicher
Blake is amazing! He is wildly talented, super professional, a multi-instrumentalist, and knows what it takes to take your track to the next level. His creative detail is unmatched. He is one of the most talented songwriters and producers I have worked with. He's just a great guy in general. Can't wait for people to hear what we just worked on and for the future projects we will be doing together! I'd give him 1,000+ stars if I could!
Blake is wonderful to work with. He really understands the mechanics of a song and cares about the projects he works on. Super talented and communicates steadily throughout the project. I highly recommend him.
Blake is wonderful to work with. He elevates every project with his creativity and attention to detail. He also communicates clearly and is spot with deadlines. I highly recommend Blake!
Blake has been very accommodating and eager to make any changes which is pivotal in any artistic work. Having someone who will follow through is essential. I will continue using Blake for future work.
Superior editing job.
Superior production and mixing skills. Professional and personable. Blake's fresh ideas make the song gel. Blake receives my highest marks and most sincere recommendation.
Blake is a superior mixing engineer and producer. He elevated my song with his innovative and tasteful production elements. He has a keen ear for vocal placement and an instinctive way of knowing "what the song needs" With great acumen he selected the choice vocal parts to be featured. His choice in effects were spot on. I researched engineers/producers extensively and chose Blake after hearing his music and obviously made the correct decision to hire him this work. I'm booking him again!
Blake is an amazingly talented songwriter and producer. He brings something special to the table.I've had the pleasure of co-writing with him, and he's nothing short of professional. I highly recommend working with him on your project!
Blake is super talented. I’ve worked with him as a songwriter and producer and every experience has been positive and productive. I highly recommend working with Blake.
From songwriting, to production, to mixing/mastering, Blake is the guy. I’ve been super impressed with all the work we’ve done, and am stoked for the projects we have coming in the future. Definitely one of my favorite songwriters/producers in Nashville.
Blake is so much fun to write with. His higher perspective on life in general challenges me to think twice about my lyricism and it’s made me a better writer for sure
He be slayin tracks out here. His mind is insane creative! You want something different that stands out? That’s also relevant today? Go to him. I’ve seen a lot of his work over the years I’ve known him! Always impressed
Blake is one of the most talented people I know and collaborate with in Nashville! He has a great ear, is a multi-instrumentalist and knows how to create unique projects. We recently collaborated on my single and his production took the track to the next level. He took my vision and made it better than I could have imagined. All artists in pop and hip hop genres need to link with him!
Blake has easily become one of my go-to producers and co-writers in Nashville, is reliable and easy to work with. He finishes projects on time, and his production skills are superior. I hands down trust him with any project I bring his way and recommend him often to peers and friends! Quick turnaround time, friendly and always goes above and beyond with any artist/ clients needs. You won’t regret partnering with him for your next project.
I've worked with Blake on multiple projects from full production, songwriting, and session vocals. He has always worked with incredible creativity,inclusivity, and professionalism. From pop music, to country, and hip hop this should be your go to stop.
Interview with Blake Streicher
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked with an artist that goes by Pagentri on her track called "Focus" that came out January 17th, 2020. I did all the production, instrumentation, mixing/mastering, as well as co-writing the track with her.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Productions for artists Jay Putty, James Lavine, and Pagentri. I also do 3-6 co-writes a week for various pitches. I'm also working on my first project as a solo artist to be out sometime in mid 2020.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Rate is by far the most common. I have some listed on here, but it definitely varies case-to-case. If I'm making a beat for a rapper, it's gonna be a lot cheaper than if I'm also writing rap verses, adding live instrumentation to the production, and even tracking demo or final vocals on it. It just depends on how much needs to go into it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think a lot of people don't understand the variety of things I do. I get in a room with girl pop artist, she might think I only produce pop. I get in a co-write and people think I only write with vocals/guitar. Maybe I'm in a room with a rapper and he has no idea that I'm able to add real instruments to his track, rather then just program a beat or drop in splice samples. A lot of the production ideas and methods from one genre to another can crossover. Having this quality, I'm able to push artists into doing things they wouldn't have thought of or done before.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Typically I ask the vision/goal for the project. I also like to have 3-5 reference tracks for a production and inquire about what they're capable of musically, vocally, or what instruments they can play. I like involving the artist as much as possible, I don't prefer to "take over" a production.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing music for 19 years, producing for 15. I grew up in Indianapolis and started learning guitar at the age of 8. Throughout my school years, I gradually picked up singing, drums, piano, bass guitar, violin, producing, rapping, and beatboxing. I went to Purdue University and obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Music Technology. After I graduated, I moved to Nashville to further my music career, discovering a larger range of artists as well as connections I had never found in Indianapolis.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop/R&B infused with Hip-Hop.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill(s) is my producing and song structuring. In 2020, I believe they go hand in hand. How a song is put together is really important. In the 70's, songs were more simple on the production end; today, a great song will never get heard with lackluster production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process typically varies case-by-case, but I usually start with a lyrical melody or idea and roll with that. After that I begin working on a basic block progression via synths, pianos, or guitars, then start throwing drums on. After that it kinda snowballs into the finished product from there. Once I have the "outline" of the song done, I try to let the speakers talk to me, and I'll add in whatever I'm hearing while playing back; there's not too much order at this stage.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: James Lavine, Michael McQuaid, Jay Putty
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog gear definitely has a "color" to it that digital gear can't replicate, but I do prefer digital. It's easier to change things later with digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give them the best product possible that fits their vision for the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the initial writing aspect. Getting in a room with a couple people and making a sonic masterpiece out of literally nothing is so satisfying for me.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Being in Nashville, I see firsthand the amount of DIY artists in the industry. A lot of these are younger people, trying to make it. Being so young, its hard to tell what you want sometimes. When hiring somebody like me, make sure you know the vision and the direction you want this project to go. Have reference tracks ready and be ready for back and forth feedback.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, laptop, microphone, interface, Ableton push.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell Williams. He's one of the most innovative, creative producers of this generation.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One of the simplest tips I can give is gain staging correctly. I typically gain stage around -15 (-18 to -12), then I compress and bring it up with gain compensation later. I see many people these days staging at -2 to -5 or so. If it clips at all during the take, that distortion can't be removed. With correct gain staging, I can always make something louder without losing quality, but on the other hand you cant make it quieter to remove the distortion.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What sets me apart from other producers is my versatility and just ability to see the song as a whole. I'm influenced by the modern pop and hip-hop producers, but I also take pride in the live instrumentation I use. I track guitars, drums, bass, piano, vocals, beatbox, and even violin for my productions sometimes. I also love to do abnormal song structures for pop productions, instead of having the same verse instrumentation 2-3 times during a song. Change it up, let the piece grow and evolve for the listener.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home Studio Setup: Ableton Live with Komplete, Waves, Izotope, Soundtoys, and numerous other plugins. Including a separate room for tracking acoustic drums, acoustic guitars, guitar amps, and vocals allowing a mixture of live and virtual instruments depending on the project.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Marc. E. Bassy, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Diplo, Kanye West, Jon Bellion, Halsey, Scott Storch
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, songwriting, demo vocals, live instrumentation, tracking, mixing, mastering.