3 Reviews (3 Verified)
SCOBIE RYDER on SoundBetter

Winner of 2 APEX Golden Reels (When we had TAPE;0-) EX-EMI (London) Recording Artist. I have written & recorded over 1000 songs...I know what works & what does not. 15 years + Experience as a top London Session Singer: (* Sound-alike TV show Spitting Image!) Vocal Reel:

My Super Power is fixing songs that are " ALMOST THERE" A Pro Songwriter who delivers quality.

A full-time music maker. All of my adult life has been spent in Music Production.

Refining Lyrics and Melody to maximize outcomes is 2nd nature to me.

I have razor-sharp ears for melodic infringements...& can hear a bum note in the middle of a complex mix;-)

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Scobie Ryder
  • Bay City Rollers

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

  1. Review by John M.

    Scobie is a fearless and inventive bad-ass when it comes to song creation.

  2. Review by John M.

    Scobie is insanely melodic and completely uninhibited. If he doesn't improve your song then you must have a damn good song. John

  3. Review by John M.

    Scobie has the voice and the imagination to improve your song(s). I can happily recommend working with him.

Interview with SCOBIE RYDER

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

  2. A: Toplines are a speciality...Also writing killer hooks / Tweaking Choruses with Melodic & lyrical polishing

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

  4. A: Prince. Van Morrison. The Beatles. The stones.

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

  6. A: Taking a famous pop band member and helping him carve out a new SOLO career! It was blood sweat and tears but great times... Although I wrote all the songs and arrangements I gave half the writing credit away. I was happy with the outcome overall...Generating some great material and touring Europe and Japan with a dynamite band.

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

  8. A: Just finished an album where I wrote all the (16) toplines...It is a new collaboration with 2 great UK musicians who call themselves TELLERMINE. Mastered by Pete Maher (U2 / The Stones) it is sounding PHATT ;-))

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

  10. A: Just got here... so not yet!

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: I have been through years with both of these options...Honestly, I always move with the times...Digital is it. I prefer the flexibility and much-increased speed of workflow. We are in the 21st Century after all ;-))

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

  14. A: I will respect your work...and help you make it shine, t and be the best it can be...

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

  16. A: I love making music...what else is there? Making the right changes can make a huge difference to a songs commercial viability...and I am delighted when a client is happy with my input and the final outcome works.

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

  18. A: Q: Why did you need to change it? A: To make it work as a viable song.

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

  20. A: That anyone with gear can write songs by using technology alone... Songwriting is an ART FORM.

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

  22. A: What is the purpose of this recording? How soon do you need it? How long have you been working in music?

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

  24. A: If its songwriting expertise you need...check around and listen to the work. Beware music "Production" shine and see the true quality of the songwriting first... As a wise man once said...."You cannot polish a turd!"

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

  26. A: A solar-powered rig for my MacBook, my Gibson adj 45 acoustic guitar and a satellite internet connection...Plus lots of hard drives ;-))

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

  28. A: I have been an independent music maker for all of my adult life..I was signed to EMI London in the '80s and since then ...I have never had A REAL JOB ;-) Music is my life.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Spontaneous...Open and aware of the realities. Lost the ego a long time ago. The song is king.

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

  32. A: Quincey Jones;-) He is the daddy.

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

  34. A: Its all about the song. So I build around the core concept. Always supporting the vocal lyrical & melodic content.

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

  36. A: Pop music in most genres...I do like pop-rock and indie-pop... its got to be fresh!

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Intuition. I instinctively know where a song "wants to go"...and I simply assist in getting to the correct destination.

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

  40. A: A lifetime of experience in writing and editing...I have worked in many top London studios (Abbey Road/ Air/ Strong Rooms/Olympic/ etc As the producer and as a session singer. I know how to structure and arrange songs.

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

  42. A: I always like to fully discuss the required outcomes, before I analyse the arrangement and make any edits. I am a song-writing gun for hire...There is no ego on my end...I do what is best for the client and their song.

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: I have always had studio gear...for over 25 years now. It changes and evolves; right now on logic X and the usual suspects for plugins...I use a huge variety of soft synths and can sing/multitrack vocals like a god;-) Good mics and a vocal booth are essential! However in the end...It is The EAR, not The Gear!


I was the WRITER /PRODUCER/ARRANGER in this production

Terms Of Service

Fast turn around/usually within 3 days...I am only happy when the client is...Revisions are no problem! (Happy to SKYPE to clarify.)

Gear Highlights
  • NEUMANN U87's
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SoundBetter Deal

I will review your song at no cost and advise on whether it has any potential...As a hit;-)

  • NEW GLOBAL RELEASE (My best Friend DICK) Scobie ryderSep 12, 2019

    Just released a new rather naughty/Adult rap style tune with Explicit lyrics...My Best Friend DICK!

    In the style of  Rapper OBIE  TRICE...Lots of fun and the guys will sing along!