I am most prized for my voice and songwriting skills! I am new to Soundbetter. My biggest accomplishment has been opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead. I have also written music with and sang for Franti's guitarist the past four years and a songwriter and producer for The Weekend, Childish Gambino, and Kimbra.
You can listen to my spotify playlist because the website doesn't allow me to post more than one sample track. I have worked with Logic Pro X for the past four years. I have an at home studio where I can record vocals and send them through wetransfer. I can sing the lead vocal as well as backing vocals and riffs. My beat making skills are not amazing, but I know for sure how to record great vocals. I have been writing music since I was very young, and have written a variety of genres. The genres of music I can write best for are Pop, Singer/Songwriter, R&B, and EDM. I am am very flexible and adapt easily to singing and writing various genres because I attended a performing arts school for vocal music for four years. I studied choir music, classical, foreign, jazz, opera, and musical theater extensively throughout my time there which provided me with an appreciation for all kind of music. Because of my vocal training, I know my voice very well and how to use it effectively. I am a sucker for beautiful chord progressions, and write music that either tells a story, or is emotionally expressive (whether its happy or sad etc.)
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7 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Camille Ruz
Camille just did a wonderful job on my disco song .Their were some really tricky parts to it that required alot of skill and she pulled it off with ease.Its very obvious that she gets a great feel for the emotions behind the song ,this in my opinion ensures that the song is not just a technically correct song but it is sung like it was a performance.I highly reccomend Camille for your project just as long as she has time to do mine !!
Camille brought a magical touch to my project, thanks to her truly sublime voice! Well done and thank you very much Camille ; )
Really nice quality vocals and recording. Great voice and quick delivery. Happy to cooperate !
An awesome collaboration again! Camille is not only a talented singer but also a genius songwriter!! It’s amazing how she can come up with euphonious melodies so quickly! As always, she’s super kind and professional, it’s a pleasure working with her.
I appreciate everything that you do, Camille, thanks a million!!!
Camille was perfect for my project .Camille's voice can be both beautifully melodic and soulful and punchy and snappy when required.
The vocals ,bgv;s and ad libs were all super recorded and required little work on my behalf to mix in.Also she supplied very incisive and experienced feedback regarding my mix that helped me greatly .Camille is super easy to work with and has a professional approach and a great enthuasism for her work,I highly reccomend Camille for your project .
Camille is loads of fun
Quality work! Strong voice, great control, performance and lyrics A++
Well organised session files too!
Her sheer passion and dedication makes working with her effortless. She knows exactly the type of vibe you're looking for! The flow of the energy was awesome! I feel blessed that somehow she’s able to come up with great ideas very quickly. I’m forever grateful and can’t be more thankful!
Thanks a million Camille!! I look forward to our next collaboration!!!
Interview with Camille Ruz
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I am working on collabs with artists from around the world, and really focusing on perfecting my writing skills for different genres. I am also working on recording my own music to hopefully release very soon.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that I will not stop until they are fully content. I also promise that I will put all my effort into making it perfect.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most about this job is by helping people create something they're proud of. There's nothing that makes me happier than sharing my passion for music with others who are just as passionate. When there is so much excitement about a project, it is even more motivating to to the job when you know that person feels so proud of their work and your contribution.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that my voice can do anything. I am human and do struggle with certain riffs or belting certain notes, so anything I can't achieve vocally will be substituted for something equally as good just with a slight twist.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask clients if they have a vision for the piece so that I can get an understanding of what they want. I will always ask them if they want my voice to sound a certain way or if they want me to write about a certain subject and I will keep asking questions until I know exactly what it is they're looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: For anyone who hires me, I want to ensure that they know that I will record vocals for them or write and make as many corrections until we are both 100% satisfied and they should never be afraid to ask for anything or worry about critiquing me. Just clear communication of ideas is all I need.
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 computer (with my software already downloaded), a piano, my mic, my headphones, and my phone to record voice memos. That way I could still record demos to listen back on. The most important piece would definitely be my piano because just playing and singing is my outlet for all of my feelings, and I would certainly have a lot of feelings to get out if I was stuck on a desert island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have always been singing since I was a baby. In middle school I started as a vocal major at an arts school. I attended the school for five years. During my time there I was in choir every day for almost two hours, sometimes I was in vocal for five hours a day followed by a private lesson once a week. We had required solo days and juries as well as multiple concerts a year. All this training really shaped how my voice is today. I started writing music constantly starting in 7th grade as an outlet and had soon a collection of many songs. I was lucky to meet a man who dabbled with Logic and he showed me the ropes. I had a flash drive with a few demos. I was also fortunate to open for Michael Franti and Spearhead and I slipped the flash drive to his guitarist. A week later, his guitarist called me and I flew out to California soon after to work in a studio with him and another producer. We met multiple times in California and I had more polished demos. They also taught me how to record my own music on Logic. I then got all the equipment I needed and have been recording myself for four years now. I have worked with other artists since then and during COVID, have collaborated with producers from around the world (A lot of EDM producers). Since I was so busy making music for other producers, I decided that I needed to start charging because I am moving to London to pursue music and could really use the extra money.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style really varies between multiple genres. I will like any song if the chord structure catches my attention, and if it generates a distinct mood that I vibe with. In terms of the music I sing and write, I mainly do pop and emotional ballads, but I am very interested in pursing R&B pop as an artist.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Mahalia because I am obsessed with her chord structures and the way her music is produced. Her music has a way of lifting my spirits or making me feel sad or in love, and I would be so grateful to learn from her, and be a part of her journey as an artist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: In terms of vocal music production, I understand wanting to achieve a perfect sound, but adding too many effects and going overboard on the autotune emotionally disconnects the listener. The occasional grit and imperfect notes are human and add so much more depth and meaning to the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on commercial pop, and singer/songwriter. I most successfully write top lines for pop music although my favourite genre is R&B Soul which my voice sounds best on. The majority of my experience has been writing for EDM Beats.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is morphing my voice and adjusting to various techniques and styles in order to achieve the sound i'm listening for. Since I was trained, i've learned how to control my voice and use it to my liking.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring vulnerability and emotion to music. I have a way with connecting to music and using my voice in order to express the feelings. I've noticed that some artists have beautiful voices, but the listeners struggle to connect because the artist didn't fully deliver the emotion in the music which stripped the song of it's purpose.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I write a song to a beat that has already been made, I will listen through the instrumental while recording a voice memo on my phone of me improving and riffing. I will make two or three recordings of improv and then listen back for melodies or phrases that stand out to me. I will then begin to shape and structure the song. Usually certain lyrics or words will stick out to me immediately from the feel the of the song and I will create a story from the feelings that the instrumental gives off.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is very standard. I have a Rode microphone and a large sound shield. I have a large PC with Logic Pro x and Abelton installed. My preamp is a Komplete Audio 6 and my yamaha keyboard is connected to it. I also have very nice Audio Technica headphones and two high quality JBL speakers. My headphones and speakers are good quality which is very important to me because I can hear my vocals much clearer and have learned how to achieve the perfect sound for them.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very inspired by artists like H.E.R, Ruel, Bruno Major, and Mahalia. I look up to them because their music is expressive and connects deeply with me. Their lyrics are simple by clever. The melodies they sing to accompany their lyrics are also unique and are catchy enough to stick in your head whilst still sounding fresh.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly sing and write top lines for my clients. Sometimes they are only looking for a singer or other times they are looking for both a singer and songwriter.