Experienced vocal editor and music producer, catering to a wide variety of genres. Works frequently in studio with American Idol Finalist, Robbie Rosen.
-Can comp vocal takes together
-Can mix vocals
-Can tune vocals using AutoTune Pro and Pitch Shift
-Can adjust & enhance the timing of vocals
-Can run vocals through a vocal chain consisting of JJP Vocals, CLA Vocals, various EQs/Compression, a deesser etc.
-Can produce instrumental tracks
-Can produce jingles, commercial beds, etc.
Looking forward to hearing about your project & helping you bring your vision to life!!
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Interview with Brandon Pilnik
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the vocal producer/vocal editor of Robbie Rosen's single, "I Will Surrender". I'm very proud of that collaboration, and how the final product turned out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm constantly working on projects involving comping vocals, adjusting pitch/timing, mixing, etc.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would recommend my colleague Robbie Rosen (American Idol Finalist), who I've worked alongside for numerous years on many different projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer digital because there are so many advancements with technology that allow you to work effortlessly, and also easily go back and make changes to aspects of the project you want to adjust.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always give 110% of my effort to every project I commit to. I'm very passionate about the work I do, and treat every project as if it were my own.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I would say that customers most commonly ask if I feel like their project is something I would be interested in and would be able to confidently accomplish. I'm always 100% upfront and honest whenever approached with a project that may be better suited for an industry colleague of mine, rather than myself. It's important to know your strengths, and be transparent with your customers each and every time they reach out with an inquiry.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people believe that a career in music is easy, though they are not privy to the long hours, late nights, and hard work/dedication that we put into each project day in and day out. I take pride in the work I do, and know my fellow producers/musicians feel the same.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them to provide me with as much detail as they can for each project. I want to find out exactly what they're looking to accomplish, and the more info they give me, the easier it will be to provide them with the end result they hope to achieve.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise them to ask questions and find out more about what I do and how I can help. I feel it's important for a customer to make sure they have all the info they need before funding the project & moving forward together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my Sennheiser MK4 condenser microphone, Yamaha Motif XF8, Apogee Duet 2 interface, pop filter, and reflection filter.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in music for many years, and a variety of projects. Very blessed to do what I love!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a music-lover, regardless of style! I embrace them all!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: In any DAW, there are often many different ways to accomplish the same task. I always try to experiment with each of them until I find the one that works best for that specific task.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a wide variety of music, from Pop & EDM, to the classics. I enjoy all genres of music, so I'm open to working on any style that comes my way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In terms of pitching vocals, I was fortunate to be born with perfect pitch, so I use my ear to make sure every vocal is tuned precisely. I'm also a true perfectionist, so I'm also meticulous when it comes to adjusting timing, mixing, comping vocals, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I admire Ed Sheeran for his vocal, songwriting, and instrumental expertise. His musicianship is truly inspiring, and I look up to him in all three aspects of his music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I truly enjoy taking a vocal that has hidden potential and improving it to the point where my client loves the way it sounds. It brings me great satisfaction to make sure my clients sound the best they can on each & every record!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I could work with any artist in the industry, it would be Ed Sheeran. I love his vocal tone/texture, and his incredible songwriting ability.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my strongest skill is vocal editing (including comping, mixing, adjusting pitch/timing, etc.). I enjoy making every vocal sent to me as perfect as possible!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: In terms of comping, I typically analyze every single part of every vocal take, and compile all the best takes into one. Regarding pitch, I use my ear & perfect pitch to make sure each note is accurate. For timing adjustments, I make sure every vocal lines up to the grid.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Yamaha Motif XF8, Sennheiser MK4 Condenser Microphone, Apogee Duet 2, and Pro Tools 12.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly do work for clients in the realm of vocal editing (including comping, mixing, adjusting pitch/timing, etc.).