I have a nice collection of guitars for whatever kind of sound you are looking for. I studied jazz guitar at Temple University and the Amsterdam Conservatory before entering into the production world. My first couple years I was producing and mixing TV jingles and now I'm producing, writing and mixing songs on the radio. UAD Apollo QUAD 8.
I've produced and written songs on the Hot 100, have 2 US Gold records (1 as writer, 1 as mixer), 1 Canadian Gold record as a writer as well. Recent production credits include writing credit on Bryce Vine - La La Land (I wrote the guitar part) Macy Kate "Cry For Help," (producer) Ryon's World "Applesauce," (prod/mix). I am also CARDS on Spotify. :)
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Mike is an extremely talented producer, mixer, writer and guitar player. I am an artist and have worked with him on quite of few of my songs, producing, mixing etc. He’s also played guitar for me at some of my live shows in Los Angeles. He always takes my songs to the next level and he is just a really good guy!
Interview with MIKE O
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A lot of my own CARDS songs plus a couple pitch songs. I usually have one or two songs I produce for other artists every month as well.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To make sure your project stands up to other records without falling into a cheap trend.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to play guitar.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure your song/idea is strong and be open to someone else's interpretation of it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: how am I getting power ?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a jazz guitarist growing up in philly, then I did a lot of touring as a live musician for indie bands and lived in Brooklyn, did a lot of commerical music/TV jingles as well. After that I moved to LA and got a lot of work doing sound design and theme song work for big companies. Around this time I launched my artist project, CARDS and also started working a lot more on major label projects for pop artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Indie Pop
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dominic Fike. We have kinda similar styles and I think it'd work real well.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over-quantize or over-tune. The flaws help make a record sound real. Don't under-tune or under-quantize anything either though lmao.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop music but usually with a left-of-center approach.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bass or Guitar work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique, left-of-center sound that still fits in 2020 either for indie music or top 40.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do the arrangement all at once pretty quickly and then spend a lot of time experimenting with how to mix it and how to make everything sound modern.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: UAD Quad 8 with lots of plugins, HM 80 monitors, Avantone condenser, lots of guitars.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Ricky Reed, Rick Rubin, Benny Blanco, Diplo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually do all-in production and mix for my clients' songs - guitars, bass, synths, vocal production and mixing. Sometimes people have me sing on their stuff and sometimes people hire me to just do guitars or bass too!