What's up everyone?! My name is Jordan and I have been writing and producing music for the last ten years. I moved to LA 5 years ago, formed a band, have written and produced dozens of songs, a few of which have garnered great streaming success. I work in all genres, pop/rock being my favorites!
I can remotely write and produce arrangements for singers, I can demo songs with my voice (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake etc). I have written and produced songs with dozens of artists and work quickly.
Whatever genre you're into, I am sure I can achieve the sound you are looking for. Pop and rock are my specialties.
We can start something from scratch or you can send me a demo that I can finish--whatever works best for your project!
I have worked with Sam DeRosa (NBC Songland), Perrin York (American Idol), Madi Rindge, MAXI, Zoe Nicole, Yeti Tactics, and Monique Benabou to name a few!
I love synthesis and have an arsenal of analog gear at my disposal in my home study here in Los Angeles!
My first professional production gigs were producing vocals--I love arranging harmonies and thinking of creative vocal parts.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
3 ReviewsEndorse Jordan Sherman
I absolutely love working with Jordan, he is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer, songwriter etc. Sessions are effortless and I enjoy collaborating with him! I’m excited to have a few projects in the works and look forward to working together more. I highly recommend working with him. His musical ability and work ethic are truly inspiring!
Jordan was the best producer I’ve ever worked with for so many reasons: he was fun but professional, experienced and well equipped with recording gear, and most importantly he was able to provide musical ideas that fit well into my vision while allowing me to feel comfortable making sure that my musical vision was being fulfilled. Not to mention his TALENT as an instrumentalist or vocalist! I have yet to co-write with Jordan but I look forward to it.
Jordan is one of the most exciting people to work with. He's professional, insanely musically talented, a great producer and writer, and always such a good hang! He makes me feel comfortable and at ease when working with him. He's open to feedback of any kind and is very collaborative. Not to mention incredibly fast! Very excited to have a few songs with him already and to be doing more together. Highly recommend!
Interview with Jordan Sherman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Yeti Tactics single, "Shut it Down." I wrote this song and co-produced it with my bandmate Sean Saley and Karmic's producer Eric Stang. The song has almost a million streams on Spotify and I am so happy with how it turned out. A truly fun song to make!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I tour with Sam DeRosa (NBC Songland), I produce Monique Benabou (NBC The Voice), Perrin York (American Idol), Zoe Nicole, Madi Rindge, Yeti Tactics, MAXI, and of course my own stuff and a few lesser known clients that have been referred my way.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Steve Wilmot! He's an amazing producer, one of the best I've ever had the opportunity to work with!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Digital gives you so much flexibility, but there's nothing more fun than messing with a good analog signal!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be present. To listen. To take everything you say to heart. To always try to understand what you mean, even if you don't know what you're trying to say. That you will LOVE what we create together.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaboration! It's so fun to see visions come to life and how each person involved influences the flow and direction of the project.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you mix as well as produce? I do, but I wouldn't consider myself a mixing engineer by any stretch of the imagination. But I guarantee that whatever I render and send will be of the highest quality!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Just because it's going fast, doesn't mean it's easy!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your influences? Where do you want people to be when they listen to your music? What are your main goals with this particular track/project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make as much music as you can! It's so easy to feel like every song you start has to be a masterpiece. The truth is, the more songs you make, the better they get. Don't get too stuck on a particular song/project!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Akai Midi Controller, Apollo Twin, Laptop, SM7B, and my best Stratocaster.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a professional musician for over 10 years. I went to school for jazz piano and I began singing and playing in bars ever since. I have produced my own projects for years, but in the last year I have branched out and have been producing for artists that I have met in the gig circuit here in LA.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Musical pop. I always aim to create catchy hooks and song arrangements that move quickly and keep listeners attention. That said, there will always be some form of real instrumentation involved that gives my productions a human feel.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to co-write and produce with Jack Garratt. He's so talented and I know that we would have a great time creating together. (I also would want to see what the hell he is doing! lol)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Bounce in place! If you like a midi part that you just recorded, convert it to audio and start messing with it. You can make basic sounds turn into multi-dimensional brand new sounds that no one has ever heard before!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A lot of pop these days. I love working on Rock, Soul, and RnB as well!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Keyboard arrangements, rhythm guitar (funky!!), vocal production and effect work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique perspective for song writing. I am always reading and inquiring about life. I have been playing music live for my whole career, so I always aim to create songs that feel good to play on stage. I love creating a track for an artist that they don't have in their catalogue yet.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It's different for every project! Sometimes we start from scratch together in the same room, writing and recording the whole track in a matter of hours. Sometimes people send me demos that I deconstruct and reproduce. We can do completely remote or in person!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Ableton Suite with my Apollo Twin out of the spare bedroom in my apartment. I have a number of analogue synths (Prophet 08, Korg Minilogue, Korg SV1), unlimited synth plugins. I record vocals on my Neumann U87 or my SM7B, depending on the tone I'm looking for.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: FINNEAS, John Mayer, Jack Garratt, James Blake, Jordan Rakei, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production, vocal production, mixing, songwriting, vocals, piano, guitar work.