I am a flexible, timely, and tenacious artist that likes working with like-minded people with the common goal of giving the world tasteful and compelling music.
Since I was about six years old, I've been singing and playing (on the drums and piano) music. My musical influences range from Gospel/R&B/Jazz/HipHop/Rock. As I have matured, I have experienced, as most people have as they live on this side of heaven, many ups and downs and I learned to draw spiritual strength from God, my family, and music during life’s difficult times. It is these experiences that inspire me to write and sing songs that testify to God’s love and hope for all.
A seasoned songwriter, I used contemporary, urban gospel sounds to pen songs of encouragement that will reach hearts and I desire is to use my musical gifts to witness and encourage in every opportunity that is presented
Since 1989, I have been blessed to share these talents as a drummer and a singer at numerous venues throughout these United States including New York, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Florida, just to name a few. I have also been fortunate to share my gifting in Canada, too.
In May 2006, I released my debut solo recording project titled “Not Done” and in 2017 released a second EP titled "Subject to Change" currently available on Amazon, Google Play, Deezer, iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal.
My family and I are back, living in Western New York, where I am currently working on my first full length project titled 'My Comeback'.
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Interview with Frank D. Williams
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In addition to working with other independent artists, I am working on my full-length album, "My Comeback"
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by great artists that have relatable stores sung through their music like Fred Hammond, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Reba McEntire, Whitney Houston, Charlie Wilson, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song writing and arrangement, mixing song projects, and music production
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals for the track? What sound are you looking for? What time frame are we working with? Is there something specific you need that will make this track better? Do I have everything from you to make this track sound great?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ensure you have all of your ideas ready to present to me while being open-minded to ideas/suggestions and JUST as important, be committed and consistent to the payment plan(s) we discuss and adhere to.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am working on a project I wrote and am mixing, for a client, called On Purpose. It comes from Acts 13:36, "For David served God's purposes in his time..." My prayer is always that the music and message that God gives me, I translate it to help the listener know there is someone that cares and loves them for them and they are on this earth for purpose. When the client came and asked me to help them with accomplishing this, from their BUCKET LIST, I was humbled, excited, and somewhat terrified because I had never done this before. But with God's direction and my family's support, we are almost at the finish line with On Purpose.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ayrian Gridiron
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's the world I 'grew' up in
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is and always we be...to be committed, honest, and timely
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people and the music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like <insert artist>? Nope, unless you ARE said artist. I am looking to enhance YOUR sound not to make you SOUND like <insert artist>.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I guess it be that it takes thousands upon thousands of dollars to create the sound I am looking for
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook Pro, my headphones, iPhone, Focusrite 6i6, and USB drives
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: my style of writing is simple; creating a hook to catch the ear and repeat it with confidence and clarity my style of singing is passion and strength my style of mixing is be specific, be true, and be consistent
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Integrity (I am giving my all to the track to bring out its best), honesty (if there are needed changes/mods to recordings, etc, or even if I can do the mix), and commitment (consistent in my approach)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I pray first, then I will attack a song, if singing (recording) for about 20 min. If I am mixing a track, again, I pray, then depending on the song, I will proceed to balance the music against the vocals, if any, and then mix for 20 min, break for 10 min, mix again for 20 min, and break for 10 min, etc.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Fred Hammond would be the one. It's because of his heart and passion for Christ and the way he delivers excited and grace in his music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I will spend, depending on the song, about 20 min mixing a song, then take a 10 min break to reset, then go back to the mix for 20 min, then rinse and repeat up to an hour.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel, funk, indie
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say it's energy, confidence, and timeliness
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have simple setup consisting of the following: Logic Pro X, my audio interface is a Focusrite 6i6, a pair of KRK Rokit 5 studio monitors, a pair of AKG closed back headphones, a Yamaha YPG-525 keyboard, Shure PGA 181 Condenser Mic, and a Miktek MK300 Condenser Mic