Jack of all trades from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have been in the music industry for over 10 years. Always looking for cool projects.

My services include mixing, songwriting & arrangement, editing, vocal tuning, and mastering. I can provide session tracks for guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals. I also own a full service marketing, advertising, and design company.

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Interview with Travis Wagner

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I recently created some stage intro music for a well known active rock band. I thought it captured their energy and suited their needs well.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on writing and recording a full length album of my own music currently.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Matt Dougherty
Analog or digital and why?
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I treat every song as if it were my own.
What do you like most about your job?
Making great songs.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Do you have a Neumann u87?" "What's the biggest artist you've worked with?"
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's possible to make something terrible into something great.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want this to sound like?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure you get along with the person if you will be working with them for any period of time.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer, microphone, headphones, audio interface, solar generator.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been recording and producing music for 10 years. I loved it so much that I pursued a degree in it.
How would you describe your style?
Organic, pop-oriented, and all about the vibe.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Josh Homme has always been a huge inspiration and it would be great to get inside his though process.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't forget the context.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Alternative, Rock, Metal
What's your strongest skill?
I have a strong grasp on what makes a strong melody and arrangement. I also can play multiple instruments, which helps to understand how each element works.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the "wow" moments that take a good song and make it great.
What's your typical work process?
I like to get an understanding of an artist's influences and what they want their sonic direction to be. Then I try to create arrangements and modify their material to help it along that desired path.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Typical small studio setup with some good microphones, pre-amps, and some select outboard gear. I have access to fully equipped studios in the Gulf Coast area that allow me to record there when necessary.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Josh Homme, Jack White, Adam Kasper, Jacquire King
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I help flesh out ideas into complete songs and help artists understand and highlight what makes them unique. I also do mixing, editing, programming, and other services.