Stephen Cullen

Audio Producer/Songwriter

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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
- songwriter
- lyricist
- arranger
- vocal tuning
- time alignment/quantizing
- sound design
- remixing
- 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.

Interview with Stephen Cullen

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

  2. A: Tom Misch, Pharrell, John Legend, Clean Bandit.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. A: The heart of a songwriter/composer with the execution of a commercial music producer.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: My ear training.

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

  10. A: I usually work on music that is intended for the stage or screen. Pop music for the performer, pop-inspired music for video.

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

  12. A: Pick 2 or 3 'references' before you begin! They will keep you from moving in too many directions when working on a track.

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

  14. A: I'd like to work with Clean Bandit - I'm curious about their process and how they collaborate.

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. A: A good tent, a LifeStraw, headphones, a big solar panel and a MacBook Pro.

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

  20. A: Don't be afraid to ask questions - it's free!

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

  22. A: Would you provide me with some examples of what you're looking for in the final product? Youtube links are fine!

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

  24. A: That producers and musicians are two separate roles.

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

  26. A: I love it enough to work it long hours and not feel tired.

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

  28. A: If I don't think I'll do a good job at it, I'll find you someone who will.

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: Both! They each have a unique magic that at some point the other can't quite accomplish.

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

  32. A: A large-scale score for an expansion to a popular fantasy game series.

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

  34. 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.

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