Hi! I'm a producer based in Los Angeles. I specialize in R&B and Pop. I've traveled the world for over 10 years playing with several major artists. Along the way I discovered that I have a knack for helping other artists achieve their vision for their music.
I genuinely just love music. It's what I've done every single day since I was a kid, and it's most of what I think about every day. It's taken me around the world to so many amazing places, and recently it's allowed me to connect with countless talented artists as a producer.
I feel that my superpower is my background as a musician. I came up playing keys, bass, guitar, and strings, so I tend to favor production that has a lot of real instruments. Loops definitely have their place, but I feel like my niche is making more live sounding records.
I believe in the power of collaboration. I want to work WITH you on your music. For everyone I work with, I schedule a zoom call to find out more about what you need and to really understand the vision for your record. I put all of me into every song I produce. I want to make music that matters and reaches as many people as possible.
I never want budget to be an inhibiting factor. If my production rate is a bit steep for you, I'm open to working out a combination of royalty split/fee that works for both of us, depending on the situation. Let's chat about it!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
30 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jaye Locke
Jaye is just an all around a really great genuine person to work with. And he's also incredibly talented at what he does!! He's exceedingly thoughtful when it comes to creating music & helping artist's bring their visions to life. I'm super grateful to have crossed paths with Jaye & I look forward to working with him again :)
Jaye is so great. He completely took my song to another level with his own musical ideas and was so patient when we were recording vocals and needed an extra session. He is kind and professional and you can really tell that he cares about making sure you're happy with how things are sounding. I would definitely work with Jaye again!
Jaye did an amazing job on my song. He was super patient especially when I wanted to make changes to what I wanted. He helped really flesh out my vision and make that a reality.
Jaye was easy to communicate, and really took my song to another level! Highly recommend!
Wonderful job, really fast and great feedback, great working with him and sakaria
Jaye was absolutely wonderful to work with! I really appreciated him taking the time to listen to what I envisioned for my work and then put in the hard work to make things a reality. He's extremely talented and I hope to work with him again in the future.
Jaye is simply amazing! His musicality is so good; maybe because he's also a brilliant live musician. He is also such a nice and chilled person to work with. Would love to work with Jaye again for sure!
Jaye is hands down one of the best producers here on SoundBetter. He literally puts his soul into his music and you can definitely feel it. On top of that, he's a great musician, he made my simple ideas waaaay cooler. He works really fast and communicates clearly. You definitely need to work with Jaye while u still can!!!
Jaye is my go to producer. Not only is Jaye communicative and talented, but the sheer fact that he brings my vision to life is something I am always in awe of. This project was originally for another song but with Jaye's creation it inspired me to write another song, which turned out to be better. I highly recommend Jaye! Always a pleasure working with you!
SO happy to have crossed paths with Jaye. We've worked on multiple records together and he's made the experience so fun and easy! His work ethic is inspiring and is a skillful musician. One of the best producers out there, I promise!! He will take your song to the next level.
To have a vision is one thing, to have someone successfully bring that to fruition is another. Jaye Locke is knowledgeable and talented. He takes the time to understand and to get to know the vision. I am truly appreciative of his time, effort and dedication to make sure the track is complete. Many thanks to Jaye!!
This is my 2nd production with Jaye and it was AWESOME! He is a multi instrumentalist who can bring a range of live sounds to your track. Jaye is also very patient and easy to work with. He went the extra mile to get just the sound I wanted. I look forward to working with Jaye again.
Loved working with Jaye. He's very professional and knowledgable. He will really try his best to work with you and create the sound you want. Amazing on the keys! An awesome guy overall. 10/10 would work with again :)
Jaye is very talented and easy to work with! We created an awesome track. I'm excited to work with him more in the future.
Jaye is a very efficient and great guy, nice to work with him. very happy about the result. He is willing to listen to different options, meanwhile has his own music taste. Love it.
Working with Jaye was such an amazing experience. He really digs deep to understanding the sound and style you’re looking for. He is patient and does all he can to make sure his client is happy and satisfied. We will definitely be working together again!
I was SO LUCKY to find Jaye for my project! I wanted an R&B production with real instruments, not just computerized loops. And Jaye is a highly skilled multi instrumentalist as well as a loop arranger. He was the perfect fit for my project.
He brought a human feel to the groove which I was looking for. Jaye also shared ideas for the arrangement which made the final track even better. And he did all this with patience and a positive attitude.
I'll be working with Jaye again!
Jaye is a consummate professional. Working with him was a pleasure. I would definitely work with him again and would recommend that you work with him. I was definitely satisfied with the high quality track he produced. The finished track is fire.
Always a pleasure to work with. Talented and gets the job done fast.
Jaye has been great to work with; he was very responsive to the ideas that I had and understood what was needed at all times. Highly Recommend!
Interview with Jaye Locke
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am first and foremost a musician, so my setup reflects that. In a genre dominated by of loops and samples, I still play a lot of the music from scratch on records I produce, so I have a number of Keyboards, Guitars, and Basses ready to go. I started in Logic but now I primarily produce in Ableton. In the case the we are doing an in-person session (I'm based in LA), then I have a selection of vocal mics including a TLM 103, Aston Origin, and SM7b.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: TJ Routon and Ryan Short are great mixing engineers I use often.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Victoria Monét. I think she's one of the best R&B singers out right now. When she released her quarantine acapella I made a version you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/jayelocke/pull-up-victoria-monet
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I'd say treat everything like it might be on the final production. I try to make everything perfect at each stage rather than thinking of anything as a "demo." I've had instances where the very first thing an artist sang into the mic became the final vocal. Just make sure all your shit is always on 100.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on R&B, Soul, and Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear and my skill as a musician. Coming from a background of being a professional touring and session multi-instrumentalist has really helped me carve out a niche for myself as a producer. I still use a lot of samples but it's easy for me to play out any idea I have whether it's on keys, guitar, or bass.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Music is my life, it's everything to me. I feel like it's what I was born to do and I'm extremely dedicated to making everything I touch the best it can be. I would never take a project if I didn't think I was the right fit for it. I'm very good at understanding an artists vision and bringing it to life, within the genres that I specialize in.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to have a chat via facetime/zoom etc before starting work and really try to understand an artist's vision for their song or project. After we get on the same page, I'll get the demo stems from an artist, and from there I'll completely produce out the track. From there I'll send to the artist and we'll go back and forth fine-tuning the production. After the music is complete, we can discuss vocal production, and the artist can track the final vocals. I do vocal production as well as comping/tuning, so I like to be involved in that stage of the production as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I look up to producers like Pharell, Mustard, Wondagirl, and Calvin Harris, anyone who has a distinct and innovative sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm a songwriter as well as a producer, so I'd say my time at the moment is split between the two. However, specifically on soundbetter, I'm most commonly taking fully written demos and helping artists realize them as finished productions.