Professional, high-quality audio services that serve your song. Attention to details. Excellent communication. Most recent credit - recording engineer for George Marios’ debut album release, “Daffodil” which was featured in October 2020’s issue of Guitarist and given a 9/10 rating.
My name is Billy Crabbe and I consider myself to be a modern-day music-maker. I write, record, produce, mix and master songs for other artists and myself. I attended Berklee College of Music, where I received a BA in Guitar Performance in 2013. During my studies, I developed a keen interest in music production and engineering. I made it my mission to play the guitar on as many student projects as possible so that I could study the process. I was fortunate to have these students as mentors, pushing me to become a better recording guitarist, as well as teaching me all about the studio gear and maintenance.
Since graduating, I’ve been involved in multiple projects; producing, recording and performing in-and-around London with artists from all over the world. My training and work experience over the past 7 years has helped me develop a strong understanding of multiple genres and what makes a song reach its full potential.
I’m able to offer a range of services at different stages of production, all from the comfort of my home studio setup. My rates vary depending on the client’s requirements and project size.
Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to find out more about my experiences and services. I’m happy to answer any of your questions.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Billy Crabbe
Great working with Billy, he understood the brief, stayed in touch extremely well, and delivered right up to the last minute of the deadline when some minor alternative takes were needed. Top quality work and highly recommended!
What a great experience this was! Billy just did his thing and returned with exactly what I hoped for. It was a straightforward and very easy workflow. He is truly professional and his work speaks for itself. Looking forward working with him again and would definitely recommend him for any guitar work! Big thanks to SoundBetter service!!
Interview with Billy Crabbe
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied at Berklee College of Music (2009-2013). During my college career I recorded guitar on multiple Music Production & Engineering projects and performed with several artists ranging from Rock to Blues to Jazz. After I graduated, I moved to Nashville, TN, with my band at the time, The Hypnopompics. We played several shows around the Nashville and Franklin area. In 2014, I moved to London, UK and have been doing session work, wether it be live performances or studio sessions, for artists of all genres, as well as, writing and recording my own material.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is fairly simple but I use it to its full potential. Set up includes: MacBook Pro (15" Retina) Focusrite Saffire Pro40 dbx 166sx Compressor/Limiter Logic Pro X Wave Plug-ins Focusrite Plug-in Suite Shure SRH440 Mix Headphones Beyer Dynamic Open Back Mixing headphones TANNOY Reveals 802
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians: Allen Hinds (Guitarist), Allen Stone (singer/songwriter), Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Pino Paladino. Mixing Engineers: Andrew Schep, Yoad Nevo and Graham Cochrane.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common type of work is recording guitar parts for young independent artists, providing them with high end guitar recordings for their demos/albums.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tingsek, cause I'd love to pick his brain on songwriting, performance and producing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: macbook pro, saffire Pro40, a pair of head phones, sm57 and sm58
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's Music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Organised Project Folders (colour coding, naming tracks etc) is key to good work flow.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul/R&B, Blues, Rock, Pop