Fletcher

Producer | Mixer | Songwriter

Fletcher on SoundBetter

Don't imitate, innovate!

Alt-Pop, Electronic, Ambient, Drum 'N Bass, EDM and Electro-Rock

I’m a producer, songwriter and audio engineer in the Washington DC area with over 10 years of experience. I've produced and Mixed 15 album and over 20 singles to date. I can work remotely, or at my private recording studio where I have all the toys and creativity to create original, avant-garde music that stands on its own, but can easily be accessible to the mainstream.

Sorry, I don’t do cookie-cutter or cut and paste music, but if you're looking to create and /or enhance your musical Identity, I'm your secret weapon. contact here, or visit my production website.w

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Interview with Fletcher

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Currently, I'm working on my own musical projects.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Not yet.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: Based on "some" peoples preconceptions they think I do Hip hop / trap.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: My Giga, Computer, Bass Guitar, Amp and a generator, of course.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I've been producing independently for the last 10 years, its time to break through by going beyond and working with like-minded individuals.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: A hybrid of sound. Taking various influences from other genres of music and creating my own category.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Madonna, because she's an innovator, open minded and it would challenging.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Be a innovator, not a Imitator. It's o.k. to be influenced, but copying a style shows lack of originality. Strive for that.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Electronic Music. I started mainly doing DnB, Jungle, Breakbeat and EDM, but over the years I've done more commercial based Electronic and have dived into more Rock and Folk music.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Arranging! I have the knack of knowing what to place and where, anything from accents to horns. I can created unique songs that could fit in today's market, yet I can also make songs that have a style you've never heard before.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: Textures and atmosphere, but mostly I build a style based on the artist. Either we are creating a musical identity or adding to one. Hopefully at the end of the day, we've created something you've heard before. A fan of juxaposition, I enjoy making songs that are lively, even if the subject is dark.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: I first sketch out the the song by keyboard, then arrange via the DAW. Depending if it's a acoustic/live session, I would program / sequenced, then record to pro-tools, record vocals, then the song is edited and mixed.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I have a Pro-tools based private studio running through a classic Control 24 board. Everything is done digitally, except for the mic outboard gear. I have about 20 mics. I have a production suite I use through a DAW system that is linked to pro-tools. I'm starting to use virtual instruments, but I have over 20 modules and keyboards that have a endless supply of sounds. I don't use construction kits, but I do use drum samples on occasion for remixes.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Electronic music and alt-pop mainly, both mainstream and underground. But I've been working with other artists in the Rock and Folk where they look to add electronic elements to their music.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Too many. But I would say for melody and structure: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, for Electronic and rhythm inspiration, Roni Size and for Lyrical: David Bowie and Trent Reznor.....just to name a few.

  31. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  32. A: If you're looking to do something that isn't cookie-cutter, I'm the one. If you want to represent yourself as a individual and not just a cog, I can help. Willing to work outside the box and create something that is unique, that stands out in the over saturated world of music.

  33. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  34. A: Who they are. Where are they from. Where do they want to be. How do you want to be represented musically. Do want to be famous or successful.

  35. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  36. A: Can I emulate a certain sound or beat. I usually say I can, but why?

  37. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  38. A: Being able to create with other creative people to make something the world has never heard.

  39. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  40. A: If you didn't have one before, you will have a defined musical style that's only yours.

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: Digital. Because it more efficient and has more options at every point in the production chain. Plug ins have become close to reproducing analog.

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: The Random Spike's first album simply called Debut. Released in 2008, it's the most creative and unique album, with some of the best written songs.

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