Super versatile singer with a 4 octave range. My voice has been featured on Latin Grammy Nominated recordings and on Spotify's Relaxed Latin playlist. I was an in-house singer for Radio Concepts where I sang on a wide variety of ads played throughout the US. I also sing Portuguese and sang for Cartoon Network in Brazil.
I am a singer and vocal arranger. I am a strong lead vocalist who can cover a variety of styles, and I have a great ear for harmony. I am happy to write and record background vocal parts, and I can also write a cappella and choral arrangements.
I have a wide variety of experience as a session singer including recording demos for The Voice, singing as a guest artist on numerous recordings, singing on radio commercials and for TV shows, etc.
I specialize in singing with beautiful tone, sexy and articulated.
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Interview with Beth Rohde
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I loved singing on the Relaxed Latin project produced by Megatrax. I sang current pop and classic rock songs in a sensuous Brazilian style.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I work for a lot of music libraries. I regularly record for Megatrax in LA, and I perform in the LA area as a solo artist and with various bands and vocal a cappella groups.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Lindsey Harper is a great singer for belty stuff :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I have a degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music. I know what it takes to record analog, and boy is digital infinitely easier! Sounds great too!!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give you a super musical and great sounding recording.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love bringing something special to every project I work on. I love delivering a great sound, and there is nothing better than having a career doing what you love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Are you fluent in Portuguese? My answer is no. My mom grew up in Brazil, and I speak some Portuguese. It isn't my native language, so I don't know all the nuances of the language. I just love the language and the music of Brazil.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Anyone can do it. It takes a ton of skill, technique and experience to deliver pro recorded vocals. It makes a world of difference when the right vocal is added to a project. It can completely transform the recording.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for? When do you need the recording(s) delivered? How would you like to exchange files? Do you want any creative input?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure they are the real deal. Ask for references and samples.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If there is no power, then I'd take acoustic instruments with extra strings in case I'm there for awhile. I'd take my acoustic piano (even though it might lose its tuning), acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and a drum kit.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My first gigs were singing in a wedding band, and since have sung on 5 continents singing everything from jazz, Brazilian to RnB and the music of Steely Dan. I have been a professional singer for 30 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Sensuous and rhythmic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Billy Carrothers. I worked with him many years ago, and we connected so organically. I feel like we could take music on a whole different level if we were to record now.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be warmed up and prepared, and make sure you can hear everything clearly and everything is in good working order before you record. This will help you feel at ease, so you can deliver the best performance possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lots of remakes. I often do unique arrangements of popular songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a strong ear, and I can easily adapt to different genres and rhythmic grooves. I know how to take direction and how to give clients the sound they are looking for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Tone, phrasing and lots of feeling.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I try to get a very clear picture of what the client is looking for. I like descriptions and love audio references. Once I know what the client wants, I request the music ready to record, minus vocals. I make sure I understand the form and start recording as soon as I have a large enough window to dig in. I like to deliver the project as soon as I am done.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have 3 amazing recording spaces in our home. We have a beautiful acoustic space for live classical music, and we have have a large sound controlled recording studio and a sound controlled vocal booth. I have an Audio Technica 4033 and a AA .
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: From a young age, I was most inspired by the music of Elis Regina, Sade, Al Jarreau and Stevie Wonder. I also have always loved jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole and Carmen McRae among so many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record jazz, Brazilian and re-imagined pop and Rnb songs. I have also recorded numerous commercial jingles.