Award-winning music producer, songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist with commercial grade mixing skills.
Whether it's a voice memo, recorded demo, or an arrangement idea of a song cover, my team and I can bring your idea to life.
I can help if you need:
- session musician (piano, synth, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, trumpet, sax, trombone, violin, cello, etc.)
- session vocalist
- instrument replacement (
- full track production
- track finishing
- backing track production
- remote mixing engineer
- vocal tuning
- time alignment/quantizing
- sound design
- live drum tracks
- drum programming
- YouTube cover recording
- podcast editing and mastering
If I don't think I'll do a good job at it, I'll put you in touch with the right people who will! :)
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
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Interview with Stephen Cullen
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tom Misch, Pharrell, John Legend, Clean Bandit.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually begin with audio references - two or three pre-existing ideas - and begin identifying what makes them distinct. I then play with emulating those distinctions in a new session and suddenly a moment will occur when inspiration strikes and builds momentum within the framework of the references or inspirations.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The heart of a songwriter/composer with the execution of a commercial music producer.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear training.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on music that is intended for the stage or screen. Pop music for the performer, pop-inspired music for video.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Pick 2 or 3 'references' before you begin! They will keep you from moving in too many directions when working on a track.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Clean Bandit - I'm curious about their process and how they collaborate.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has been in commercial performance since high school. I started with performing/playing music and eventually found myself expanding my knowledge and training into producing music as well.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A good tent, a LifeStraw, headphones, a big solar panel and a MacBook Pro.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask questions - it's free!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Would you provide me with some examples of what you're looking for in the final product? Youtube links are fine!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That producers and musicians are two separate roles.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love it enough to work it long hours and not feel tired.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If I don't think I'll do a good job at it, I'll find you someone who will.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! They each have a unique magic that at some point the other can't quite accomplish.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A large-scale score for an expansion to a popular fantasy game series.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Sick Kids VS - I got to be part of a team that made a product that looked and sounded like it had the budget of a Transformers movie but was really just done by top notch professionals who believed in the cause.