Hugh Harsher

Allround Music Producer

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I'm an industry professional and believe that teamwork is key. Education: Bachelor of Arts in Jazz/Rock/Pop guitar, Masters Degree in Music Production at Berklee College of Music, where I worked closely with Grammy winners using top notch equipment.

So far I released two solo albums and worked on many projects ranging from Pop to Progressive Metal. If you need help making your music sound as good as the big shots, I will help you. Send me your ideas, project files (Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools) or sheet music/mp3 and tell me your vision or what you would like to be enhanced in your existing project.

My offers include:
session guitarist
session bass player
record synths/keys
programming drums (Superior Drummer, GGD or electronic samples)
mixing & mastering ready for release
arranging
professional feedback

100% satisfaction guarantee

EQUIPMENT I USE

PRS Custom 24
ESP Eclipse II CTM
Ibanez RBM400
Gibson Les Paul Classic
Lakewood Custom 56
ESH Stinger 5 String Bass
AKAI MPK249
Rode NT-1
Shure SM57
Sennheiser e 935
UAD Apollo Twin MK II
Sennheiser HD 650
YAMAHA HS8/S
YAMAHA HPH MT8

SOFTWARE

Ableton Live
Logic Pro X
Pro Tools
Omnisphere
Serum
Autotune Pro
Superior Drummer
Get Good Drums
Addictive Keys
Lounge Lizard EP-4
Fab Filter Plugins
Fairchild
UAD Plugins
Waves Plugins
Fortin Amp Simulation
Eventide

Contact me and I will send you a custom offer.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ben S.
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    Hugh made my first sound better experience incredible. He was quick to respond, quick to send me exactly what I was looking for and totally understood my vision. Some musicians just get it with minimal direction, Hugh is one of those people without a doubt.

  2. Review by Brian Zani
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    Hugh is an incredible guitarist and producer - end of story. He's got the touch, style and technique that can help bring your project to the next level. I'll be working with Hugh in the future for sure. You rock man!

  3. Review by Avril
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    Hugh is amazing!! He is very talented at what he does and listens to his clients. He is incredibly easy to work with and I highly recommend him to any one who is trying to have an amazing sounding track. You should also listen to is music. It is STELLAR!! Such a nice guy. BOOK HIM NOW!!! ;-)

  4. Review by Tommy Mills
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Hugh on two of my songs. He played the guitar beautifully, and had great ideas for the overall production. If you wanna make music that sounds good, Hugh’s your guy.

  5. Review by Alex E.
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    Hugh is an incredibly talented musician, producer and engineer. His positive energy makes even the most strenuous projects an enjoyable experience. His open mindedness to a variety cultures, and broad travel experiences aid in his ability to work well with anyone.

  6. Review by Jason Faust
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    Hugh Harsher is an extremely reliable and professional producer and engineer. I had the pleasure of working with him on a recording session with the great Mike Casey. As an engineer, he was very efficient and pays close attention to detail. I would highly recommend Hugh Harsher for anyone that needs an engineer!

  7. Review by edulopez
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    Excellent communication. Very reliable proffesional and willing to help. Comply with delivery way before due time. I'll definitely hire him again. Kind of person you want to work with.

  8. Review by Upatyaka
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    Hugh being a professional/trained musician himself, has always brought ideas to the table that make the music have just the right amount of spice. As a producer, he translates your musical ideas into sounds with characteristic professionalism and precision.

  9. Review by Jürgen
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    I've worked with Hugh on several occasions. He's my go to producer for any project. Always reliable and professional.

Interview with Hugh Harsher

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

  2. A: Production of entire songs using their project files (Ableton, Logic Pro or ProTools) and "enhance" them

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

  4. A: Bonobo, Mr. Bill, my former mentor Dani Castelar

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Homestudio with an Apollo Twin MKII Interface, Yamaha HS8 + HS8s monitor & sub, Sennheiser HD 650, PRS Custom 24, Lakewood Custom 56, ESP Eclipse, Ibanez RBM400, Fender Telecaster '56 Reissue, I use FabFilter, UAD, Waves, Native Instruments, Omnisphere, Superior Drummer, Serum and many more.

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

  8. A: My professional input as a musician as well as industry professional.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My musicality. Being an accomplished musician myself I know what needs to be done to make a song unique

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

  12. A: The sound quality is secondary. It's the vibe and feeling that makes a song fantastic.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Experimental Progressive Trip Hop (Insert Trademark logo)

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

  16. A: My ESP Guitar, my MacBook, my Apollo Twin MKII, an instrument cable and sunscreen.

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

  18. A: Get in touch with the person and describe your project as best and detailed as possible.

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

  20. A: Musicians are lazy

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

  22. A: Being creative

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

  24. A: 100% Satisfaction guarantee

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Both. Digital has gotten some amazing quality recently. Would use more analog if I had the resources tho.

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

  28. A: Not yet, but I'll let you know

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

  30. A: An entire Album by Mike Casey (NY Jazz Saxophonist)

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

  32. A: My two solo albums. Check them out anywhere. Hugh Harsher

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Hugh Harsher - I.J.H. (feat. Chris C. Kube)

I was the Producer, Guitarist, Bass Player, Drum Programmer, Mixing & Mastering Engineer in this production

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turn-around time depends on complexity of project. 2 revisions included but 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Contact me for custom offers, I'm here to help making you sound awesome :)

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Gear Highlights
  • PRS Custom 24
  • Apollo Twin MKII
  • Egg shakers
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  • New InterfaceOct 01, 2019

    After a lot of thinking I just got a UAD Apollo Twin MKII and am loving it! A bit on the expensive side, but it makes up for quality and usability. Fantastic product.

  • off the beaten track OUT NOWSep 27, 2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW7IZnAcI54