Ever wonder how pop stars can be within 5 cents of their target pitch at all times and not sound overly Auto-Tuned? I've spent over a decade specializing in Vocal Production from full service recording and engineering, performance coaching in the studio, to post production like comping and tuning, and I will help you deliver your BEST performance.
Hi there! My name is Leo Forest, and I am multi-gold certified songwriter/singer/producer. I have a commercially friendly voice that is comparable to Shawn Mendes, Lauv, or Troye Sivan in tone and timber. I trained for years under Don Lawrence, the foremost vocal coach on the east coast.
Being a multi-gold selling songwriter, I know how much love you've put into your writing. That love is in the details, and I carefully learn your song to represent your melody accurately, make sure your lyrics are clear and sung with passion. Most importantly, I'm here to help you tell your story.
I have professional equipment in my home and deliver to you dry, tuned and aligned stems and a reference mix.
I am also extremely skilled and fast at tuning and aligning vocals. I use tools like Melodyne 5, Auto-Tune, Vocalign, VariAudio (in Cubase), and can make tuning strong and fast or natural and transparent. Tuning and alignment prices are flexible with you and your production; for example, harmonies that are only in a few spots would not incur the same charge as a lead vocal that goes on through the entire song.
I do rarely take on production and writing services from SoundBetter. I am most likely to accept opportunities to work on/feature on your artist project, or paid work. I generally do not write for pitch.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
8 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Leo Forest
Leo was amazing and got exactly what I wanted for the vocals! Truly professional and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to all musicians :)
Exactly what I was hoping for!
Leo gave me multiple options and various methods to finalizing our last 2 tracks. He was very knowledgable and communicative of the mixing + mastering process. I highly recommend Leo!
Leo is a talented VOX producer that helped get our sound perfect! I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to explore/learn the VOX production world in their songs!
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Working with Leo was quite enjoyable, he was very clear with what he was looking for and could not have been more pleasant to communicate with. Cool songs too.
Leo is SOOO talented at Production, Mixing AND Vocals! He is very communicative and patient when it comes to the production process. Additionally, he is very knowledgeable about the tech and DAW knowledge required to exchange files, exports, and mixes efficiently. If you want your project to go smoothly, I highly recommend Leo!!
Leo nailed the sound I was looking for, delivered in phenomenal recording quality, and overall an awesome experience to work with. Will be back for more!
Leo was great to work with, Easy communication throughout the job and a very professional outcome with the task given!
Interview with Leo Forest
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on Sylwia Lipka's first two albums, including penning her debut single which went #1 on youth pop radio. "Sorry" by Justin Bieber was #2! I may never chart higher than Justin again in my life and that was a very surreal moment.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you're looking for female vocals, Jaki Nelson is not only insanely talented, we have built an amazing friendship working together.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm here to help you tell your story. Maybe that story is penning and pitching the song that changes everything for you.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing and taking vocal lessons since I was twelve, and started getting my first songwriting cuts at 19. Those first couple songs peaked at #1 and #4 on Youth Pop Radio in their market, and the rest is history.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record my vocals with an Shure SM7B, the "Michael Jackson" microphone, into an industry standard Universal Audio interface.