Lake South

Songwriter, producer, mixer

8 Reviews (7 Verified)
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I look for the essence of the song and add or subtract as needed. I write, record, arrange, and produce for Lake South (electro-pop, indie pop), Wellington Sea Shanty Society and a bunch of other acts.

I've been making records and doing sound since 2000.

I can take an idea and add everything needed to create something beautiful.

Production: I work with synths and electronic beats. (Lake South, Urbantramper)
Mixing: Happy to mix acoustic tracks. (Wellington Sea Shanty Society)
Sound: I've done sound editing/design for a number of web series.

I've had tracks on official Spotify playlists such as: Indie pop, Boho & chill, Creativity boost.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

8 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Shark L.

    Another great experience and result working with Lake South. Captured the intended feel of the tune while adding his own flavour and creativity.

  2. Review by Welcomer

    Kingpin ranu as per usual - please see my other reviews for glowing endorsements. Hear Lake's work on the EP here:

  3. Review by Shark L.

    This is the third tune Lake has produced for me. He has done a great job on all three. Lake has a way of injecting his own flair into the song while keeping in with the intended vibe. He has raised my tracks to another level. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Samuel S.

    I'm so happy with Lake's work! From basic voice and guitar demos Lake worked with me to create beautiful multi-layered, radio-ready tracks that sparkle. He is an excellent communicator, a fun collaborator to work with and he knew just what my music needed to bring it to the next level. He is a pro, so driven and detail orientated, super creative and his production skills are incredible. I would highly reccomend working with Lake.

  5. Review by Welcomer

    Lake boasts good gear, great communication skills and fast turnarounds. This is the second single I've worked with him on and his in depth knowledge of audio engineering, mixing and so on is top notch.

    (For clarity the song is called 'A Steely Dan Covers Band' and isn't a cover of a Steely Dan tune! Realise that's a little confusing. If you're reading this after July 29 it'll be out and you can give it a listen wherever you listen to music haha.)

  6. Review by Shark L.

    Had a fantastic experience using Lake for this project. Lake very quickly understood what I was trying to achieve and not only added value to the tune by providing clarity and depth to the mix but also improved the song with a couple of creative edits. Good communication throughout the process which is key. Highly recommend Lake.

  7. Review by Welcomer

    It was a pleasure to work with Lake. He took a mix that I was very attached to and improved it 10 fold. He was also very considerate, I never felt like I was being a pain by asking or suggesting things. A+ would recommend!

    He's also a great songwriter so for my project which is very song-focused, he quickly grasped what I was trying to achieve.

    Added benefit of being able to chat mixes i roto i te reo Māori, he pūkenga anō tērā, he pārekareka ki ahau.

  8. Review by Austin Asvanonda
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    Killer dude with killer production. Only delivered quality and was very open and communicative throughout the whole process


Interview with Lake South

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

  2. A: New Lake South album.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both because that makes sense.

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

  6. A: I'll do my best for the song.

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

  8. A: 20 years.

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

  10. A: If you don't miss it when you mute it, delete it.

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

  12. A: Indie pop, folk, electro-pop.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Bringing the best out of a song.

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

  16. A: 20 years of songwriting experience. Good ears.

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

  18. A: 1) Talk to the client about what they want. 2) Have a play and send back an idea 3) Get feedback on my work and take that feedback into account. Back to number 2.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I use Reaper, Ableton Live, FL Studio + a whole bunch of VSTs.

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

  22. A: Producers: Rick rubin, Nigel Godrich Musicians: Porches, Bon Iver, Bat for Lashes

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

  24. A: Take acoustic demos and build full songs.


Terms Of Service

Pretty flexible with most things. Like to communicate freely and frequently.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bon Iver
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Porches
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