Syd Caldera

Remote Songwriting, Production

8 Reviews (6 Verified)
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I love sick grooves and beautiful melodies. Voice, guitar, and Ableton savvy.

While the world adjusts to the new normal, I'm still plugging away in my bedroom studio. I've released 5 singles since the shelter-in-place which were fully recorded in my home and co-produced remotely. As a songwriter and producer, I can help you with sound design, song arrangement, and lyrics. I can centralize your idea, write hooks, build out verses, compose chord structures, and produce electronic instruments and beats. With roots as an acoustic guitar player and indie singer who loves to dance, my specialties are pop-rock, indie-folk, and electronic music, and especially a mix between all three. Thanks to my 10 years of songwriting experience and extensive experience creating remotely, I have fleshed out a process that works really well for me.
I'd encourage you to take a listen to my tracks, and if you are drawn to my sound, let me know so we can get started and make your vision a reality. Only 2% of producers are women, so you're pushing the bar!

Syd was a finalist in the 2019 New Song Songwriters' Competition at the LEAF Festival and has been featured on Maker Park Radio and many YouTube channels. You can watch a selection of live performances on her website . Her 2020 EP, What Feels Good, is available now wherever you stream your music.

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8 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Amanda Cunningham
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    A pleasure to work with!!

  2. Review by Amanda Cunningham

    Did an amazing job taking my idea and turning it into a great demo production for me to work off of. Will definitely hire again!

  3. Review by Nescora

    working with SyD was a new experience for me.. I'm so accustomed to doing things on my own.. I reached out to her because i was looking for something different.. After listening to several samples from different songwriters i choose her.. I am very happy with our collaboration. She brought a nice melody musically and some additional lyric ideas that i would never have done.. The experience was beautiful.. Look forward to working again.. A mostly she was very reasonable with my budget

  4. Review by Kenji S.

    Syd is Great!☆Artist!! I did a good job!...Thank you so much!!~♪v(^3^)v♪

  5. Review by Jim G.
    by Jim G.

    Syd is fabulous to work with and did a great job on the song we worked on. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Vladyslav S.

    It's such a pleasure to work with Syd! Fast, professional, excellent result.

  7. Review by Vladyslav S.

    Prompt feedback and job completion. Very satisfied!

  8. Review by Jonah Wei-Haas

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Syd on a few different projects now. The professionalism that she brings to the table as a songwriter and vocalist make it an easy process from start to finish. Definitely looking forward to working with Syd again soon!

Interview with Syd Caldera

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

  2. A: Write the drums first. Build from there. You can always change them later.

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

  4. A: Acoustic, singer-songwriter - but I have a serious love for digital production and dance / rock grooves.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Songwriting!

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

  8. A: Melody and balance.

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

  10. A: Everything begin with a morsel of an idea - a melody or a lyric or just a phrase or an image. I record it onto my voice memos. Then I freewrite on it and pull out phrases that match the common theme. Then I build a pyramid and use it as a map. Then I dig into the thesaurus and rhyming dictionaries. Then I play with rhythm. Then melody. Then texture.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: In this COVID age, I work from home tracking drum and synth sounds in Ableton Live 10, and recording vocals and guitar through a Focusrite 2i4. I have a wide selection of microphones from Audio Technica, Shure, and Rode.

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

  14. A: I love working with sound designers - I'm constantly inspired by how far digital technology has come to create new beautiful textures.

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

  16. A: Two ways - I either take a morsel of an idea and expand it into a bigger picture, or I work closely with producers to topline their tracks or song ideas.

Minnesota Like It Hot by Syd Caldera

I was the Co-Producer, Songwriter, and Vocalist in this production

Terms Of Service

2 revisions per song. Prices are based on 50/50 royalty split. For absolute buyouts the price increases 50%. Contract required.

GenresSounds Like
  • Taylor Swift
  • Billie Holiday
  • Robyn
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live
  • Wide Selection of Vocal Mics
  • Digital Production
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Ableton Push
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