I will sing your pop, jazz, r&b song and bring it to life. It’s your song and I will work to achieve your vision.
I am a singer/songwriter with years of experience. I enjoy singing pop, r&b, and jazz. I have a large range. I am also classically trained and I am a strong reader and I can transcribe, harmonize, and chordally analyze your song when needed.
I have an AT2020 mic with scarlet solo interface. I am able to edit and tune my vocals.
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Interview with Stephanie PHM
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that people don’t see how the right singer can really enhance the material they have written. The vocal delivery can really change the song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I need to know their deadline, How long the song is, how demanding it is vocally, how many vocal tracks are they needing. Do I need to do any arranging, and what specifically are they looking for style-wise.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say to be very clear in what kind of vocal delivery you are looking for and use female voice references for style, timbre, and mood. This is very helpful.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mic, Interface, DAW, noise sheild, laptop. The rest I think I could make out of some palm leaves and coconuts 😂
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a professional singer for about 15 years but I have learned to record myself in the past year and a half.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I think of it as Lady Gaga meets Amy Winehouse, meets a 1940s jazz chanteuse. I can play more into each one, depending on what the project asks of me.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Bruno Mars as I really respect his song writing and he is a dynamic performer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don’t stand too too close to the mic if you are going to really pronounce your plosive consonants. This will cause popping, even through the pop filter.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I like to work on pop music probably the best right now but I have been a pro musical theatre, jazz, and classical singer in the past.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ability to sing whatever the client needs me to sing. I also love to arrange harmonies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring versatility and personality. I am classically trained in music so I can understand the construction of the song and how that relates to the demands of the vocal. I am also a professional performer so I understand how to inhabit the character that needs to sing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically will spend some time learning and practicing the piece. Then, when I feel solid enough, I will do a take all the way through to check levels and test my knowledge. Then I will look over any rough spots and either take the whole song again or conquer sections at a time. I like to sing it all the way through whenever possible for continuity and so I can catch unexpected moments that might surprise me for the better. Then I target the spots that need extra attention. I like to do a couple of takes with different choices for variety. Then, when I get a good understanding of the shape of the lead, I will focus on doubling it with as much accuracy as possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an AT2020 mic with Focusrite Scarlet Solo interface. I use Studio One DAW and I have Melodyne.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Adele, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Mama Haze, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, Annie Ross, Etta James, Stevie Wonder
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love to bring songwriters’ songs to life with a stylized vocal. I love to sing in many different styles.