Electronic/Pop music producer that can translate your idea into a polished radio ready release!
With 7+ years as a music producer in the Pop and Electronic fields, I have the upmost confidence that I can produce your next project to top professional quality whatever the need is. I specialize in electronically produced tracks as well as vocal production. I have spent years working in sessions full-time and work for hire for remote clients.
Some of the people I've worked for include: Gryffin, Teen Mom Young & Pregnant, Adventurer, Ensis Records, Tom Norris, Jakke Erixson, MTV, Red Bull Music, and Secret Road. I have also received praise on my work from artists; most notably Martin Garrix.
I am always open to working with others and coming up with a project we are all proud to present. I look forward to hearing from you and working together on your next project!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
Interview with Tor
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of my work on the Gryffin track "Body Back" because of how little time I had to finish the project and the quality I was able to get for it. I did additional vocal production.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on tracks for multiple artists and production companies. I can't give any details at this moment, but I will be having my name on more credits very shortly!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ari & Tor Diego Verdin
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I would say digital because in this day and age the difference is so close that it's not worth sweating the small details when really the quality of a production comes down to the user. Analog gear generally costs a whole lot more money and typically people tend to rely on the thinking that more expensive gear means better.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always promise radio ready quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the fact that we create a common ground for people to connect over and just enjoy life!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers commonly ask me how quick I work. My turnaround time depends on the size of the project, but it is always very quick and is generally much faster than others on this platform. I can produce a track in just a matter of hours typically!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I always just follow a formula for a production. The fact of the matter is that every song is unique and different so it must be respected accordingly. I always go into a production feeling the direction that the song pulls me to rather than having any sort of preconceived ideas for what it needs just depending on the genre.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can I hear other work that you have released, what are your reference tracks, and how much creative freedom are you allowing me.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hesitate to reach out and see if we would be a good fit! It's an invest to hire a provider so make sure the person you select would be the right person for the job.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, a guitar, grand piano, microphone, and the best set of speakers possible.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing for 7+ years. I started as a drummer at a very young age. In High School I got into DJ'ing and that is what got me interested in producing so I could spin my own tracks. I then went to school at Berklee College of Music to pursue my education in music where I majored in Electronic Production and Design. Immediately after graduating, I moved to LA to pursue production in sessions as well as remotely full-time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style tends to be upbeat, danceable, and with a fresh spin on things.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the musician that is the furthest possible from me and what I do. I find lots of inspiration in new sounds and different styles that take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to just create and rely on my instincts.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My biggest music production tip is to always think of what the end goal of your song is. If it's to be played on the radio then produce and mix with that in mind, but if the end goal is for the club the adjust things accordingly. Not all productions translate to every setting similarly to how no mix sounds the exact same on every system.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work on Electronic, Pop, and Trap music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is translating ideas into a finished production that is accessible to all types of people.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring unique sound design as well as an infectious danceable beat to the songs that I work on.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically start with producing the groove of a track and then adding the harmonic and melodic layers. I think that the rhythms in a production are the most important foundational element. I started off in music as a drummer so this comes very naturally to me.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Ableton Live 10 with many different plugins and synthesizers to deliver the highest quality product possible. I produce and mix on Yamaha HS8's which deliver an incredible quality sound and make it possible for me to get a fully professional sounding end product.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I find inspiration from all sorts of different areas and people. I would say that Jon Bellion, Max Martin, Shellback, Martin Garrix, Grey, and Lauv are some of my biggest inspirations though!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work that I do is both instrumental and vocal production.