Your music is already great. So, let's make it sound like it does in your head.
Good ears met an obsessive work ethic. They had a baby. The baby was raised on TLC, Dr. Dre, & Bob Dylan. He was gifted a sunburst knock-off Stratocaster on his 8th birthday, unaware that he'd be atomically bonded to it, and the sounds it made, nearly every day that followed. 20 years, 4 bands, 1 studio internship, and approximately 20,000 hours spent learning puts us up to present day, where he's making art & music under the name Sleepwvlker and studying Rick Rubin, Mike Dean and other heavy hitters in the league. Legend has it, he's still working. He won't stop until there's a plaque(s) on the wall of every client.
Industry Level Skill at any point in the creative process.
Mixing & Mastering
Beat Remakes - from reference track or acapella vocals
Songwriting - Music, Lyrics, Topline, Full Production, etc.
Editing, Comping, Vocal Production & Tuning
If you like the sounds of:
Travis Scott, Kanye West, Playboi Carti, Tame Impala, Lil Uzi Vert, YEAT, Don Toliver, SZA, Frank Ocean, Mac Demarco, Disclosure, Bon Iver, Alex G, Turnover, Diplo, Calvin Harris, Griselda, Lil Durk, Partynextdoor, 100 Gecs, Clairo, Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, The Bee-Gees...etc.
Then let's work.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Trey McIntire
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My openness to experimentation when it makes sense, understanding of the artist's desires & respecting creative boundaries/decisions, high fidelity vocal production, industry level sound selection, and a genuine desire to help make great songs sound like magic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kevin Parker - easy. He's a genius and Tame Impala should be playing in space. Kanye West - always been intrigued by his process. Seems intuitive, emotion driven, & I'd probably evaporate mid session. Amine - distinct, authentic, new sound without trying to reinvent the wheel. he knows exactly how to visually portray his music, and it's just fuckin' good idk. Julia Wolf - the voice of a nonchalant pop star with lyrics so sharp and spicy, you'd probably cry if your ex read them to you. I love how she and her production team work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always develop your workflow. You're naturally going to get better as you spend more time on music production, and this will make the people you work with very happy. But learning how to work faster and more efficiently will make both of you very happy. Make or edit DAW templates so they make sense to you and your objective. Go absolutely obsessively crazy on file backups & organization. Reverse engineer everything. Find a production technique from a song or artist you like, and break it down to the core elements. You can put the puzzle together faster when you know each piece well.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All branches of Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Indie Rock, Electronic, Singer-Songwriter, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal production, editing, comping, tuning, additional post-production to enhance elements of the instrumental & lyrics. Working with artists to carve out their authentic sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: In a studio setting, I like to see all parts moving and working during the song making process. Most clients track live through a processed chain to help us both catch inspiration and follow wherever it goes. After we finish tracking, I usually mix and apply a light master so the client can listen for a few days and make notes. From their, it's really just sculpting away until we find the sound they heard in their head.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A solid mix of in & out-of-the-box. Neumann microphones, running through analog console channel strips, then checking all the other boxes I can't afford with the best plugins on the market.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, Kanye West, Kevin Parker, Pharrell & The Neptunes, Clams Casino, Alex G, Dev Hynes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Vocal Production, Mixing & Mastering, Custom Production & Beats, Remixes/Remakes, etc.