I'm a keyboardist,songwriter,composer,producer with over 25 yrs of professional experience. My music has been placed in over 1,200 episodes of TV and commercials as well as working with many bands and singers. If your looking for someone to give your track that full,thick,finished sound. I'm your guy.
-As a keyboardist I come from the Rock world. I specialize in creating layers of parts and sounds to give your track that really thick, unique sound.without taking the focus away from where it belongs. I have a massive amount of sounds in my arsenal to make just about any musical idea reality.
-As a Songwriter/Composer I constantly write and record my music and songs. I currently have over 1,000 titles registered with ASCAP ranging in style from Rock, to Hip Hop to EDM, and even Orchestral. Many of these tracks have been placed in TV episodes and commercials. Over 1,200 TV episodes to date. Chances are if you watch TV you've heard some of my music.
-As a producer/engineer I have recorded 6 albums from various artist ranging from hard rock to pop. As well as recording/producing all of my own music.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Andrew Kadin
Andrew did a great job mastering the five electronic music tracks I sent him. He really gave them the professional finish that they desperately needed. All of the levels match between tracks so that when I play them in my car I don't have to keep reaching for the volume knob. I'm definitely looking forward to working with Andrew again on my next project.
Andrew added the perfect keyboard tracks to our song Free To Say. Everything he did made the whole track sound so much richer and fuller. He was super easy and creative to work with as well. Looking forward to using Andrew again for more projects.
I've known and worked with Andrew for yrs on countless projects. Since working with my current band Wild America for our debut album Gasoline, he has become a key member of our production team. So much so that we've decided to work with him again on our follow up. He has a great ability to know what the track needs. Whether it's adding a keyboard part that makes the track huge or suggesting a chord change that makes the bridge work that much better. Give him shout. You wont be sorry.
Interview with Andrew Kadin
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I just started with SoundBetter so no not yet.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long would it take..... My answer: ASAP
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy. And not really work.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: That's a tough question. I really love all of the people and artists I've had the privilege to work with over the yrs. I think they are just as talented as many stars. The rest of the world just doesn't know it yet.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If there's no electric I'll start with an acoustic piano. If there's electricity I'll take my current studio set up, Yamaha MOXF8, computer, audio monitors, Roland 700c control surface, and my AKG -414 mic. Sure there's better, newer equipment out there but I know this gear so well that I can get anything I need out of it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I been earning my living from music for the past 12 yrs doing everything from recording to songwriting to composing to peforming with various bands and even teaching. I'm most at home in the studio. I'm typically working in my studio in some capacity 6 to 7 days per week.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm always proud of landing any of my tracks in television shows. But I'm especially proud of landing a few of my tracks in prime time network shows like NBC's The Voice.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been working with Wild America every weekend on there follow up album as well as a constant flow of tracks I compose for various production music libraries.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Sure analog sounds great. But digital is so convenient and cost effective it's hard to beat.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I've always guaranteed all of my services. You'll never feel like you've been ripped off.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who is your musics target audience? That will give me a good idea of what approach to take.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Effective. The right piece of the puzzle.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't make quick judgments and decisions on a track. The more times you're able to hear that track with fresh ears the better your decision making will be.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: With clients Hard Rock. I'm currently working with the band Wild America. We are currently completing there 2nd album. With production music libraries I work on a wide variety music ranging from hip hop, electronica, rock, jazz, and orchestral.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A good level head, 25 yrs of experience and a lot of know how, a great sense of what a track needs to make it better.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: That depends on the service I'm hired to provide. My goal is to always keep the clients needs in mind
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Yamaha MOFX8 weighted keyboard that I use as my midi controller, Sweetwater Creation Station 450 audio PC,Yamaha HS-8 monitors with sub, Roland VS-700 R audio interface with VS-700C mixer/control surface.sample libraries by Spectrasonics, EastWest, Native Instruments, VSL, and more. Cakewalk Platinum. with a UAD quad core and a bunch of UAD plugins. An assortment of good mics from AKG Neuman, Sure.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Often I appreciate the players that don't always take the spotlight but that make everything that band does sound so much better. Examples are Michael Anthony-Van Halen or Felix Hanemann -Zebra . That's what I want to be to my clients. They're the spotlight. I just want to make you sound better. Pun intended..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composing production music for music libraries that supply the television/film industry.I'm usually able to complete one track per week. Also I've been working a lot lately with the band Wild America as a recording engineer, co-producer, co-writer and studio keyboardist..