Caleb J. Murphy

Songwriter / Producer / Mixing

3 Reviews (1 Verified)
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I'm not great at marketing myself, but I promise you'll be happy if you work with me. I'm a songwriter, audio engineer, and producer who makes music for TV/film. I've released several albums, EPs, and singles, and my music has been played on NPR stations.

I've been recording and releasing music since 2009 in home studios across the country, preferring the studio to the stage. I've worked for and with other artists on their projects and I've made a ton of custom music for clients.

I love songwriting and then taking those songs into the studio to craft and build them.

My DAW of choice is Reaper. But not to worry - Reaper projects can easily be transferred to any other DAW project.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Walter Kin (Rigli)

    It was a pleasure to work with Caleb. He introduced and implemented new ideas while working on my song and I'm very grateful for his perspective and help.

    Definitely would work again with Caleb on the next project!

  2. Review by David Altrogge

    As a filmmaker, I can tell you from experience that Caleb delivers the goods! Easy to work with, versatile, and so creative! I highly recommend Caleb to any and all filmmakers, podcasters, and storytellers.

  3. Review by Daniel Thornton

    Caleb and I have been working together for almost two years. He currently produces my podcast. He also created the original music for the intro and ending. He does great work and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend him if you have a project and need some help.

Interview with Caleb J. Murphy

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

  2. A: We will work on this project until you're happy with it. Full stop.

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

  4. A: What do you want to do with this track? Can you share a reference track you want yours to sound like? When do you need this project completed? What's your budget? How do you take your coffee? You know, the essentials.

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

  6. A: A Macbook, a Focusrite Scarlett Solo audio interface, an XLR cord, a Shure SM7B, and an acoustic guitar. As I think about it, this would be a really fun challenge :)

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

  8. A: I wrote my first song in 2005 and haven't stopped writing since. And my first public release (a 7-song EP) came out in 2009, but I was recording demo-style songs in my bedroom long before that. Now I'm a full-time musician and music-advice writer.

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

  10. A: Jacob Collier because he's a musical genius, he's full of creative energy, and I would learn so much from him.

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

  12. A: Record every single idea you have and sort through the keepers and throwaways later. Just try it. You never know what will work until you hear it in your song.

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

  14. A: My original music spans the genres of folk, singer-songwriter, pop, and hip-hop influences. So anything I create typically falls into these categories.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Songwriting. It's what I do the most, and I believe it shows.

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

  18. A: I've been writing songs since 2005, playing acoustic guitar since 2002, producing music since 2009, mixing music since 2017, and I've become a solid vocalist. So really, I can contribute during any stage of the music-making process.

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

  20. A: When I'm producing songs for my clients, I first want to hear a demo, even if it's just a phone recording. Then I need 1-2 reference tracks, songs the client wants their track to sound like. And then I get to work, making sure I frequently share drafts with the client to make sure I'm headed in the direction they want.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I produce music in my home studio in my apartment. I've always done it this way. I've recorded in bedrooms, basements, a garage, and even a walk-in closet, so I know how to get a good sound no matter where I am. I use a PC, Reaper as my recording software, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, an Audio-Technica AT2035 microphone, and a pair of trusty HD 280 PRO headphones.

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

  24. A: Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Jacob Collier, Kings Kaleidoscope, The Beatles, and so many more.

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

  26. A: I produce custom music for artists, jingles for businesses, and podcast intro/outro music. It's all fun to me!

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  • Iron & Wine
Gear Highlights
  • Audio-Technica AT2035
  • ElectroVoice ND257
  • Radio Shack 33-1010C (omnidirectional mic)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Reaper (DAW)
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