Multi-instrumentalist and producer, Cam can help with anything, from song structure, to theory, to sound design, and high quality recordings. He plays drums with various bands and is well versed in many styles and genres. Cam also works as a sound designer for various organizations and can develop custom sounds and presets for live situations.
Cam Reeves is a musician, composer, and producer currently living in Los Angeles. Cam performs his original tracks while improvising and looping various percussion and melodic instruments. His sound is a fusion of various electronic genres - house, trance, with a mix of live instruments, tribal soundscapes and psychedelic bass music.
Other than his solo project, Cam also plays in other bands and plays African style percussion for modern dance and yoga classes. He is the drummer and co-producer for electronic-rock duo, I-Exist (www.iexistband.com). Cam has toured extensively in the U.S. with I-Exist, and international tours in South America and Hong Kong with his jazz trio.
Cam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Butler University and works as a freelance musician while continuing to play with I-Exist and produce and perform his solo music. He teaches percussion, guitar, and piano lessons in Los Angeles and works as a sound designer for various theater organizations.
"I'm always open to collaborating with other artists or just playing a small part in your idea. Whether it be recording percussion and melodic layers to your song, or if you just need a second set of ears on your mix, let me know what you're looking for and I'll do my best to provide."
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Interview with Cam Reeves
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reach out and lets discuss what you're looking for. If I'm the right fit, the great! But if not, that's ok too.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My older brother and father play music so this was a natural progression for me growing up. I started playing guitar at young age and began taking lessons in percussion at 10 years old. I studied music at Butler University and having been teaching and playing professionally for over 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Worldly, Tribal, Melodic, Experiemental
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Electronic/EDM genres
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Professional understanding of rhythm, music theory, and song structure.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Instruments - Drumset, Hand-drums, shakers, tabla, Electric and Acoustic guitar, Native American flutes Studio Gear - Focusrite Scarlet 18i20, DBX 266XL Compressor/Gate, ART Pro MPA Tube Preamp, JBL 308 w/ Sub Microphones - SM58, SM57, AT2035, PGA98H, KSM137
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Design presets for a client in Xfer Serum VST.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always writing and creating for my own music and with my other group, "I-Exist".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both...if it sounds good, it sounds good!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Playing music and creating!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The time it takes to master a sound design concept.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the end result? When are you expecting a finished product?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drums, another drum, more drums, one more drum, and a flute!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Seven Lions or Au5 to have a better understanding of their sound design and mixing process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Shut your eyes and use your ears!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Multi-Instrumentalist and Sound Design
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the client.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Thomas Lang and Steve Gadd are a few of my favorite drummers. I'm also inspired by EDM producer/DJ Seven Lions, Au5, and CloZee.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work involves session recordings, mostly percussion, and sound design for musicals and theatre productions.