Vaughn Faison

Vocalist, Songwriter, Topliner

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Hi! I specialize in everything voice-related (lead, stacks, harmonies, comps, tuning, etc.). Along with being comfortable with genres like r&b, pop, soul, and folk, I also have a master's degree in jazz voice.

My top priority is helping you realize the vision you have in your mind, and doing it in an efficient way! I can guarantee that you'll receive professional quality vocals in the style that fits your project; from soft and delicate to aggressive and powerful.

I'm a lover of harmonies and background vocals as well, so I can make it as sparse or lush as you like!

I also offer comping and tuning services so you can get the best vocal possible out of your recordings. I can also help remove background noise from your recordings if you're recording in an untreated room (AC/heat/ambient noise, etc).

Other services include: Top line, songwriting, acoustic guitar recording, and production (I'll take your song from voice memo to being fully produced).

I do work for hire/buyouts. Message me and we can discuss those rates!

- Vaughn/King Orpheous Productions

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Languages

  • English

31 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Peach Row Productions
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    Vaughn is a fantastic producer and a joy to work with! He was very communicative and knowledgeable, which made it really easy to get him the sounds and parts he was looking for. I'd work with him again anytime!

  2. Review by Irina A.
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    Vaughn has an amazing voice and he sang a pretty difficult run for me and killed it. Would definitely work with him again!

  3. Review by Jordie S.
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    Vaughn is an absolute talent. Beautiful voice and 100% attention detail. Hightly recommend, and will be back

    Thanks again Vaughn

  4. Review by OccasionallyPreferredPartners
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    Vaughn did an great job interpreting our funk song and giving us exactly what we were looking for. Would love to work with him again sometime.

  5. Review by Aaron D.
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    Man.... I love this guys voice, style, and swagger. Also, the quality of recordings are great too.

  6. Review by Aaron D.
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    Amazing Job!

  7. Review by Darren P.
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    Vaughn is a super talented singer and artist that I sought out to breathe full life into 3 acoustic guitar driven creations. He delivered vocals and production that he inhabited as his own with his unique voice and stellar talent. I couldn’t be happier with the results. These songs can fly now because of Vaughn!

  8. Review by Gern M.
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    Really happy working with Vaughn. Excellent singer, very patient with our process. Total pro. Thanks Vaughn!

  9. Review by Hannah T.
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    Spectacular work from Vaughn Faison. Gorgeous voice, professionally recorded. He intuitively understood the disparate musical influences I wanted to squish into my song. His didn't lock his backup vocals into one style; instead, he gave them layers of flavor.

    The only downside was that after hearing his work, I felt compelled to re-record my own main vocals to rise to his level of soul and skill. But it'll be a much better song because of it. Thanks, Vaughn. Looking forward to next time.

  10. Review by Will B.
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    Absolutely amazing singer and musician. Vaughn followed our notes and reference tracks - but still brought so much personality and life to this song. His recordings were clean, dry and clear and sunk right into our mix. Looking forward to working with him on more tunes, highly recommend this talented singer!

  11. Review by Alan c.
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    Vaugnn's voice is wonderful! Will definitely work with him again!!!

  12. Review by Astronomers S.
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    Vaughn is a wonderful singer and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend working with him.

  13. Review by Mike P.
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    Vaughn has a great voice, did an amazing job and went above and beyond. He gave me a ton to work with and was super communicative - would love to work with him again!

  14. Review by Greg Lawson
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    Vaughn is fantastic. He absolutely crushed the vocal he worked on for me and I'd work with this talented artist again without hesitation. I highly recommend him.

  15. Review by Nicholas S.
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    As usual Vaughn delivers a quality session, and in the time frame we agreed on.

  16. Review by Hubert G.
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    It could not have gone better! I was looking for R&B inspired vocal chops for my next track and I got exactly what I was looking for. Vaughn's vocals just have the vibe I was looking for. With only a few words from my side he was able to deliver an outstanding artistic result. The vocal recording is absolutely professional and communication was smooth and quick. I will defenitely work with Vaughn Faison again! Thank you Vaughn.

  17. Review by Nicholas S.
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    I've used Vaughn on a number of my projects now, and he always comes back, with a timely, and good rendition on the vocals.

  18. Review by Chris H.
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    Well what can I say… Vaughn did an absolutely fabulous job with my song. His vocals are amazing and the emotions and passion I was looking for were delivered better than expected. He is one of the most talented singers I’ve encountered on SoundBetter and that’s saying a lot since the talent runs deep. Do yourself a favor and your song justice by working with Vaughn… you will absolutely be super glad you did.

  19. Review by Nicholas S.
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    As per usual Vaughn is a pleasure to work, with, and hear interpret your song. He puts vocal emphasis where needed, with his smooth delivery.

  20. Review by Nicholas S.
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    This is my second time working, with Vaughn, and again he has proven his worth. He does a excellent job, is easy to work with, and delivers on time.

  21. Review by Nathan M.
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    Amazing to work with. The quality in his voice is absolutely stunning. His delivery was exactly what I needed for my project. Great person to work with and super helpful. Could not recommend enough!

  22. Review by Nicholas S.
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    Vaughn was a pleasure to work with. He took my description of what I wanted, and delivered in a timely, and professional way. I look forward to working, with him in the future.

  23. Review by Ley D.
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    Vaughn is a really talented singer, the voices he sent me were recorded with great quality, he was very communicative and fast. He is an excellent choice to take your work to the next level.

  24. Review by Wayne C.
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    Awesome to work with, very professional. Provided great vocals for our R&B song.

  25. Review by Ori Shlez
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    Vaughn was so easy to work with, professionally recorded vocals for me with great sound and performance and stunning voice color.
    Will definitely be back.

  26. Review by Kate Gratson
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    Vaughn is fantastic! We've collaborated on a number of projects in the past and hopefully many more in the future. He is a talented singer, guitarist, arranger, and in addition to the performance aspect of music, Vaughn is also well versed on the technical side of things (live stage set up, studio recording, DAWs, etc). I only have wonderful things to say of my experiences working with Vaughn.

  27. Review by Sara Beth Hooper
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    Vaughn is such a fun musician to work with. He is highly educated and talented, but also very easy going and kind. His recordings are professional quality, and his vocal timbre is versatile and precise. I highly recommend working with Vaughn

  28. Review by Bryan P.
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    Vaughn is the most talented musician I've ever come into contact with. I asked Vaughn to work on a song for a school district about masks and the current pandemic. He took a few vague ideas and completely turned it into a work of art — vocals, guitar, creativity, everything. It worked perfectly for the video that it was intended for and exceeded all expectations by a long shot. He was extremely responsive, professional, and collaborative. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

  29. Review by Fix C.
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    The consummate pro! He did Background Vocals for one of my tracks and knocked it out the park. Highly communicative. Vocals were done in a timely manner and fit the track like a glove. Would highly recommend Vaughn if you're looking for high quality, timely and creative vocals for your track!

  30. Review by Justina Shandler
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    Vaughn is a pro in every way. You will not find a better singer, and his knack for writing/arranging/producing puts him in a unique spot to realize a song from concept to full production. He is not only gifted musically. He demonstrates genuine care for each of his projects and clients, giving special attention to the little details. Having worked with Vaughn as a voice teacher, producer, and collaborator, I can speak to his strong communication skills, openness to feedback, and overall positive nature. His rates are crazy reasonable, so hire him before he blows up! I recommend Vaughn highly.

  31. Review by Elaine Ryan
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    Vaughn is without a doubt the best male vocalist I know. Just listen to his demo reel and you’ll hear it. Not only is Vaughn a superb singer he’s also a super reliable, down to earth guy. He’s a great listener and has an amazing ear for melody and the nuances of vocal production as well as track production and mixing more generally. I’ve collaborated with him on several songs and each time I’ve been blown away by his talent. I’ll for sure be working with him again and really can’t recommend him highly enough!

Interview with Vaughn Faison

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

  2. A: A project for my hometown. They hired me to make a children's song based on masks and showing their teachers and other adult community members wearing them. I wrote/performed on/engineered/produced/mixed/mastered the song, and it was my first time doing it all myself. It felt great to get that experience, and even better to hear that they loved the finished product!

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

  4. A: Creating a distraction-free environment in my studio. Fewer phones and more music!

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

  6. A: Elaine Ryan. She's a great singer/songwriter for your female vocal needs!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's more accessible and the gap between analog gear and emulations of that same gear is becoming extremely narrow.

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

  10. A: My promise is to give each project what it needs to serve the vision of every client.

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

  12. A: I like the variety and the reactions from clients when the project is complete. Getting to put on different hats as a musician every day is exciting. What's even more exciting is the warmth I feel when someone loves how their project turned out.

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

  14. A: For editing projects, I often get asked if I can make their raw vocal sound professional. The answer is that it depends. I can put the best takes together and tune what was recorded, but it's arguably more important to do your absolute best during the recording process. The reality is that typically less editing needed in post-production = a more professional-sounding final result. Get it right at the source, and you can almost guarantee the final product will sound professional.

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

  16. A: That it's magic. It is certainly magical, but I don't think it's magic. Music-making is available to everyone that is willing to invest their time and energy!

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

  18. A: - Are there any existing songs/artists you'd like to use as a reference? If not, what's the mood you're looking for? - If you're looking for tuning, do you want it to be natural or like T-Pain?

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

  20. A: The more specific you can be emotionally and/or musically the better!

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

  22. A: If this was an actual deserted island (no electricity), here are my choices: 1. Acoustic Guitar 2. Journal/Notebook 3. Pencils 4. Pencil sharpener 5. Some kind of handheld percussion instrument

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

  24. A: Moses Sumney. His use of texture vocally and instrumentally is astounding. Also, his lyrics strike a beautiful balance between being poetic and being direct.

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

  26. A: Know what the purpose of each instrument is in your production. Is it providing melody, harmony, rhythm, or a combination of those? Is it there to be felt instead of heard? Is it "ear candy?" Is it helping you transition from one section to another? These are some of the things I think about. If it doesn't have a purpose, it probably doesn't need to be there.

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

  28. A: Singer-Songwriter, soul, pop, and r&b.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Imagination

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

  32. A: I bring my appreciation for expressing a full gamut of emotions. Songs are often a snapshot of a certain emotion, and I love to tune into that fully and then jump to a completely different emotion in another project. The variety of musical emotions and styles makes me feel whole.

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

  34. A: Anderson .Paak, Moses Sumney, Brasstracks, H.E.R., Nick Drake, Bill Withers.

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

  36. A: It depends on the project, but overall I start general and work my way to becoming more and more precise. After listening to a client's project and reading their notes, I put myself into the emotion of the project and brainstorm by getting out as many ideas as possible. From there, I select which ideas are the most appropriate for the project and then perfect those ideas.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I'm running Logic Pro X on a Mac Mini. I typically use Slate VSX headphones or Kali Audio LP 6's for monitoring/mixing.

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

  40. A: Right now it's lead vocals, background vocals, and editing (comping and tuning).

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

  42. A: I started college as a game design major and switched to music after realizing that I didn't love coding. My other love was music, but I had focused on finding a "stable" job instead of living my dream. After switching I never looked back. This is my 9th year as a musician, and my 4th year being full-time.

  43. Q: How would you describe your style?

  44. A: I love the contrast that can be created with music. I like combining organic elements with electronic ones. I like finding soothing sounds and pairing them with something abrasive. I like singing phrases that feel like a lullaby, and others that act as an alarm clock. The contrast, even if it's very subtle, keeps things interesting.

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2 free revisions. Typical turn-around time is 2-4 days. 50% writing credit on top line and songwriting projects (unless it's a buyout). Final files are sent once the balance is paid in full.

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