Hi! I'm a producer, engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. I love both the creative and technical parts of the record making process, but I especially love the marriage of them. I’m looking forward to collaborating with you on your project, whether by developing your music or polishing your recordings!
I work mostly out of my personal studio, Iron Oak Recording, in Nashville, Tennessee - where I enjoy working on any part of the recording process - from writing and developing the arrangement around a composition to tracking, editing, and mixing its final components. While most of my current work is in the realm of folk, rock, country, and pop, my oldest love in music is hard rock, metal, and hardcore - genres in which I'd love the chance to work more.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Reviews (1)Endorse Andrew Conner
Andrew is timely and professional. He had a great demeanor through the whole session and all of his advice and suggestions were very helpful. These facts where bonuses to the main reason why I love working with him. Andrew has a knack for capturing drums and other live instruments in a very accurate and commercial way. I have used masters tracked
Interview with Andrew Conner
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I most enjoy projects where I am involved in the process from start to finish - crafting the composition, playing/programming instrumentation, editing, mixing, and, occasionally, even mastering. The track attached to my SoundBetter profile, "Not One Life Forgotten," is an example of this. The writer, Bevin Gregory, came to me wanting to create a fuller arrangement around her lyrics, vocal melody, and chords. I arranged and played/programmed everything you hear on the track (with the exception of the piano, played by Paxton Manly - a great friend and artist). I also mixed and mastered the track.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My wife and 4 sleeping pills - by the time I'd wake up she'd have already found a way to rescue us!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to "make a mess and then clean it up" - I get excited, rapid-fire creative ideas into the session, then sift through the results to end up with artful, but genre appropriate results.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Developing the bones of a song (usually vocal/guitar or vocal/piano) into a track with full instrumentation. I use both MIDI and live instrumentation to do so.