I'm a solo singer/songwriting producer from Los Angeles
I have a background of about 8 years in film, while I was working on music alongside this I eventually stuck to music full time so I have been producing for about 5 years now. Having that background in film lends a huge hand into the way I approach songwriting, meaning I like to think of a song like a movie. I specialize in guitar tracks, backing vocals, mixing, and melodies of all kinds :)
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Interview with Johnny Goth
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Johnny Goth - "Let Them In" (Album). I created this album completely by myself down to the artwork and final masters. It felt like fond farewell to some of my old production techniques mixed in with new capabilities. It is also very close to me lyrically.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ability to create or find a melody.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Whispery backing vocals, acoustic/classical/electric guitar melodies, mixing
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The next 'Johnny Goth' Album
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll make it sound fire
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: From the outside looking in at most of my previous work people may think that I only make or enjoy dark music, but I truly love all genres
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What other artists or songs inspire the track (whatever it may be that we are working on), or what do you want it to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have an idea of what exactly you are looking for :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, SR80 E Headphones, Acoustic Guitar, Shure SM7B (So I can capture clean vox on this island), and an mini Akai mdi controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have a background of about 8 years in film, while I was working on music alongside this I eventually stuck to music full time so I have been producing for about 5 years now. Having that background in film lends a huge hand into the way I approach songwriting, meaning I like to think of a song like a movie in terms of the emotion throughout :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Thom Yorke because I love his songwriting Ghostemane because I like the grit to his sound and the unconventional production techniques behind his music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make the sounds you want to listen to
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Dream-Pop, Lo-Fi, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, Overcast, Experimental, Pop
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to bring the edge to any track I work on, wether it be lyrically or sonically >:)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Just keep tweaking until it feels right and you can't imagine it any other way
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is equipped with what I feel are the essentials I have a few high-end microphones for recording vocals, a powerful Interface for those clean guitar takes, and a variety of trusted plugins for most every situation. I also have very neutral studio monitors + headphones for playback purposes.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Butch Vig, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre, Brian Wilson, Jack White, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Tyler The Creator, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, The Cure, My Chemical Romance, Denzel Curry, Gorillaz