Philippe Bronchtein

Pedal Steel, Dobro, Keys/Synth

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Nashville based multi-instrumentalist, specializing in pedal steel, hammond organ, and various tones and textures.

After being a touring player for the likes of Mickey Guyton, Chase Rice, The War and Treaty, and Pony Bradshaw, I've built out a home studio capable of rendering full & polished productions. Whether you need a simple Pedal Steel overdub or a fully realized pop track, I can make it happen remotely.

I work primarily in Ableton Live & Logic and can do everything from sequenced electronic drums & string mockups to chicken pickin' pedal steel & telecaster parts. I love sonic exploration and enjoy finding the perfect sound to compliment an artist's song. After a decade out on the road with various artists, versatility has proved to be my strongest asset. I'd love to bring some of that versatility to your track.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Philippe Bronchtein
  • The War and Treaty
  • The War and Treaty
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Esmé Patterson
  • Esmé Patterson
  • Esmé Patterson
  • Esmé Patterson
  • Esmé Patterson
  • Vikesh Kapoor
  • Vikesh Kapoor
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Balto
  • Ryan Necci
  • Buffalo Gospel
  • Ryan Necci
  • Buffalo Gospel
  • Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel
  • Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel
  • The War and Treaty
  • The War and Treaty
  • Simon Stanley
  • Mickey Guyton
  • The War and Treaty
  • The War and Treaty
  • Quiet Life
  • Three Ingredients or Less
  • The War and Treaty
  • The War and Treaty
  • KY Burt
  • KY Burt
  • The War and Treaty

29 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by JERMMEL
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    It's always a pleasure working with Philippe. He never fails to create something dreamy and remarkable, and he makes the process incredibly easy.

  2. Review by Alexander G.
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    Always great working with Philippe. Very timely and professional. Great musicianship. Many more to come!

  3. Review by JERMMEL
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    Philippe is a phenomenal talent and an incredible soul. His work on my song was honest, really putting himself into the record and taking the time to understand the motivation behind my lyrics. He constructed something so beautiful that I’ve had the song on replay for hours. Thank you my friend and I hope to collaborate again soon.

  4. Review by Alexander G.
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    Always great working with Philippe. He's very timely and consistently produces high quality work. Looking forward to the next one!

  5. Review by Alexander G.
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    Another great time working with Philippe! Really helped to increase the energy of my track. Great instrumentalist and intuitive sense of what a song needs. I will be working with him again.

  6. Review by Alexander G.
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    Truly above and beyond expectations. Philippe provided both lush and intuitive accompaniment to my song - which elevated it to a high level just in the mix demo. Looking forward to working with Philippe again very soon!

  7. Review by Beejay O.
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    Phillipe was a joy to work with!
    Professional, easy to communicate with, and produced a couple amazing tracks for my song. (Wurli & Organ)

  8. Review by Charles H.
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    Philippe has now recorded parts on two tracks of mine. This time he recorded some pedal steel and subtle organ parts, and man he does not disappoint! Very quick turnaround and outstanding musicality, taste, technical skill and professionalism. If you're looking to expand the sonic possibilities of your tracks, especially in the Americana realm, Philippe is your guy!

  9. Review by Charles H.
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    Wow wow wow. I hired Philippe to record some keys on a Black Pumas-esque track I'm about to release and he absolutely frickin' nailed it. He really respected all the elements of the song, adding his own flavor and just elevating it in a very natural, musical way. I can't thank him enough and I will definitely hire him again for future projects.

  10. Review by Timmy H.
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    Excellent communication and work! Killer musical instincts. Fast delivery.

  11. Review by Will H.
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    Philippe was easy to work with and provided some fantastic organ and pedal steel tracks for my song. With relatively little direction, we were on the same page, and he brought a lot of value to my project. I plan on working with him again in the future!

  12. Review by Will B.
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    Philippe is super easy to work with, fast and communicative, and writes really great keys parts!

    I will happily work with him again!

  13. Review by Benjamin J.
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    Philippe is an incredibly skillful and inventive musician. I hired him to play pedal steel on my cover of ‘My Favorite Things’. After hearing the first ‘take’ of Philippe’s performance, I immediately knew that I’d have to hire him again for future projects. He is very good at finding just the right notes/chords/textures on pedal steel that will make a song sound much better. Philippe and I had excellent communication and he delivered his work on time. I highly recommend him!

  14. Review by Will B.
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    It was a pleasure working with Philippe! He was very responsive and has a great ear for keys parts. Would definitely recommend!

  15. Review by Ras A.
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    Philippe is a talented and effective instrumentalist with a highly professional edge. He returned several high quality options for my project before it's deadline. I hope to work with him again soon.

  16. Review by Tyler B.
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    Another wonderful collaboration and amazing work! Highly recommend working with Philippe!

  17. Review by Brendan A.
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    Philippe is, not only a wonderful musician, but a true pleasure to work with. He's extremely communicative, quick and listened to all my ideas to create a great track. I hope to work with him again soon!

  18. Review by Tyler B.
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    Just finished my second song with Philippe! And more to come I hope. He is a wonderful collaborator has added more life and magic to my songs than I could have imagined. Highly recommend!

  19. Review by Tyler B.
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    Philippe is a wonderfully talented, informative, helpful, and collaborative teammate. I'm looking forward to working with him more!

  20. Review by Joey F.
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    Easy Breezy! Nice person to work with! Fantastic intonation and very creative parts! Thank

Interview with Philippe Bronchtein

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: Just have a clear idea of what you want, good communication is key.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: My studio revolved around my UA Apollo x8p and Ableton Live 12. It's set up primarily as a space for overdubs and writing, rather than tracking a full band, although that's certainly possible. What makes my space special is the collection of instruments. I have acoustic guitars, accordions, steel guitars, synthesizers, and various stomp boxes and amps to get whatever sound you're looking for.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: Generally, i find myself laying down a variety of textures and instruments for artists. Usually it's a combination of steel guitar & keyboards.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both have their place. If a band is well rehearsed and has the parts written and just wants to capture a moment, I go analog. If you want to build up a track piece by piece, I think digital is better.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Quality recording of a quality performance that elevates their track.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Finding interesting sounds & supporting lyricism.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: I sometimes find that artist want something quite simple. I'm always happy to do a simpler revision.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Who are some of your favorite artists, do you have a reference track that you like?

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I started out pursuing the dream of being a traveling singer-songwriter. With my own band Hip Hatchet, I put out several albums and EPs. Then i got a job as a touring player for an Americana band called Quiet Life. We did some support tours for Head and the Heart, Dr. Dog, and a few other great bands. After several years on the road with them, I stepped away to focus on my own writing. after another solo release, I decided to get back into sideman life & toured as Esme Patterson's electric guitar player, shortly after playing all of the keys on her album, "We Were Wild." Shortly after that gig slowed down, I decided to relocate to Nashville where i joined The War and Treaty playing B3 & pedal steel. After the forced hiatus of the pandemic i've been back to work touring with Mickey Guyton, Pony Bradshaw, Chase Rice, and many others.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Simple, Melodic, and tasteful.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Print your reverb and delays as a separate track, that way the mixing engineer will have more control to make the final mix sound good!

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: I typically find myself in the Americana realm, but love to venture outside of that as well!

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: good communication & a strong ear.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: Sonic versatility, a strong sense of melody, and knowing when not to play.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: As an instrumentalist, I like to listen to the track a few times and write out a simple chart as a road map. If the artist has provided references, I'll listen to those a few times over & then just start recording and trying to find hooks and melodies that work. By the end i provide the artist with a finished comp that will fly into their session.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Greg Leisz's steel guitar sound has been a huge inspiration to my playing. But I love Vince Gill's writing as much as I love Boards of Canada's warbly drum loops.

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Philippe Bronchtein - Oregon Air

I was the Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Vocals, Pedal Steel, Songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

One rounds of revisions, $50/revision beyond that, Tracks completed within the week.

GenresSounds Like
  • The War and Treaty
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Chase Rice
Gear Highlights
  • Wurlitzer 200
  • UA Apollo Interfaces
  • Nord and Korg Keyboards
  • Franklin Pedal Steel
  • Upright Kawai Piano
  • Modular Synths
  • Audeze LCD-X Headphones
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