We take sad songs & make em better. Your song is missing something but can’t put your finger on what. Well, we can. Dynamic duo has not only the skills but the je ne c’est quois to diagnose your song and give it what it needs too go from great to the greatest!
Indie orch-arranging, string, horn, chamber, vocal arranging, production, male & female vocals. We can add just about anything you feel your song needs and if you don’t know, we can figure it out.
Aaron Tap and Paula Kelley have two decades each of performing, recording, arranging, producing, and between them they play myriad instruments. Firmly steeped in pop and rock throughout history, they each have their own focuses. Paula has been known to skew Baroque and Bacharach whilst Aaron is pathologically drawn to New Wave and Post-Punk sounds of the 80s.
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Interview with Worm Kid Productions
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both but digital in the end because it's come way up to speed and easily allows for the kind of flexibility and polish that our clients expect.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will deliver artistic and concise tracks that will complement and elevate your song(s).
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We are tirelessly inspired by the music we hear and get to work on. It's an exhaustless gift.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Will you work on spec? No.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it. Arranging and producing require an ear, an openness, and most importantly, the experience to really get in there and work in service of the artists and the songs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, a melodica, UA Arrow and a laptop, and a water purifier.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: We came up in the fertile ground of the 90s alternative "explosion" when art was at the forefront and people got paid to make records that would never sell. When that bubble burst, we put our noses to the wheel and got creative with just about any and all kinds of music that inspired us.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When you're working with an artist, be ready to change course on a dime. Don't get married to your first ideas. Keep exploring until the magic is found.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: We've done a lot of work for singer-songwriters and power-pop/alternative groups.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: QuailTop is located in North Hollywood and features a Universal Audio Apollo set-up, enough great mics and outboard gear to get it done and a huge assortment of instruments real and virtual.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common things people are looking for are string and backing vocal arrangements. It's so often something best left out of the hands of the songwriters.