Creative composer and producer, hit-song sensitive, singer, multi-intrumentalist.

I have over 30 years of experience in writing songs and performing. My music styles differ from soul, disco to rock and dance. Furthermore I sing and do voice overs. Are you looking for a song, or do you want a second opinion on your song? Drop me a line!

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Interview with Thomas van Vliet

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
It will have to be the project I am working on now. I compose, produce, arrange perform on this project.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on Neutroniq. An artistic dance project:
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Paul J. Falcone.
Analog or digital and why?
Preferably a mix of analog and digital. Analog to get the soul. Digital to get to the goal.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I do my utmost to get the best result.
What do you like most about your job?
The process and the result.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
I can't tell. Their secrets are safe with me.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I turn crap into gold. Which I sometimes can :)
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
It depends on the job.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Take your time in decsribing exactly what you are looking for.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A solar panel for electricity, a microphone, a set of speakers, my computer, an extra harddrive (just in case)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Over 30 years I have been composing and making music productions. Seven years for a publisher. And since the past five years as an independent. I possess the skills and experience to take a song a step further.
How would you describe your style?
Accessible, open, poppy
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Artists that are still developing their sound or style. I have the experience to point them in the right direction and provide a song measured to their skills and tone of voice.
Can you share one music production tip?
Less is more.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Soul, disco, dance, rock. Also I am working on music for children.
What's your strongest skill?
Creating a melody line that can't get oout of your head.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to give it the umphf and a human touch.
What's your typical work process?
Go go go go until the job is done!
Tell us about your studio setup.
A plain and simple home recording studio. I record with Logic Pro and Pro Tools. No fancy stuff. Neumann microphone.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, D'Angelo, Prince
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I am the guy that creates the melodies that stick into your head. Are you looking for a sticky melody or a chorus that hits the mark? I am your man.