If you need quality music production, studio guitarist, pianist, or vocals, I’m your guy. My work has been featured on Radio and TV. I was also a singer in the Chicago Children’s Choir where I got to record background vocals for Chance the Rapper. I also taught a music production class. I was awarded “Best Audio Production” by Columbia College.
I can produce anything. If you need hip-hop, pop, r&b, Jazz, gospel, singer/songwriter, electronic, orchestral, or any other genre, I’ve got you covered. Not only do I produce, but I can record Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, and bass. Additionally, I am also a vocalist and my voice ranges from bass 2 to tenor 1. While I can make almost anything at a semi-professional level, I specialize in Hip-Hop and Pop music. I want to make sure you get exactly what you want, so give me as many details as you can! Your project is my top priority.
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Interview with Philip Allen
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Charlie Puth. He is obviously very skilled, but I like the 80s pop vibe that he brings to his work. He is very creative with his chord structures and melodies and brings that into the pop world in a very unique way. He also has a lot of authenticity in his artwork which I really appreciate.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The best music production tip I have learned is that less can sometimes mean more. In other words sometimes putting less effects, less EQ and less compression, and less instrumentation can actually make a song sound fuller and more powerful.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop, hiphop, and rock music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: One of my strongest skills would be arranging the instrumentation. I enjoy finding unique places to add different instruments to a song. I am also skilled at writing catchy melodies that fit the character of a song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to bring a bit of "jazz" to the projects. In other words, I enjoy adding tritones or 7ths if I can and if they sound nice. It tends to spice up the song when necessary and can add a distinguished sound to that song. I enjoy experimenting, with the permission of the artist I'm working with, to create a unique sound that has its own flavor.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I get into my studio the first thing I do is "clean my ears". I listen to professionally produced works in order to get my ears accustomed to the sound. Then I get to work. If I am producing a song from scratch, I start off with whatever is easiest to work from, then I build from there. After all of the production is completed, I begin mixing the project. If I am recording, I usually get 4 perfect takes, then comp the necessary sections, cutting out the bad stuff and adding the good stuff.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I built a studio in my home, consisting of sound absorbers on the walls and an oriental rug on the floor. I use JBL studio monitors along with my audio interface which provides a wonderful mixing/listening experience. I have my microphone and guitars on hand at all times, as well as my midi keyboard so that I can work as efficiently as possible.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Randy Newman, Gawvi, Michael Jackson, Bill Evans, Tommee Profitt
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do producing/comping for my clients.