I'm a young, inspired producer from London. I have the vision to instinctively know what any song requires and offer innovative ideas whilst respecting your artistic vision.
Working from my studio facility in north London, the scope of projects I have been a part of has refined my playing and production skills, allowing me to work within a range of genres, specifically acoustic - singer/ songwriter, folk and pop. Specialising in stripped back music has honed my attention to detail across the board, enabling me to hear exactly what your productions/ mixes need to sound their best.
I also offer mixing services to further enhance your songs and ready them for the mastering process.
In 2020 I graduated from the renowned London music institute, ICMP and am eager to help you bring your songs to life.
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16 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse WillTurnerBass
I needed sheet music for a string arrangement. I reached out to will, and 24 hours later, I have the sheet music. Simple as that
Will was fantastic to work with - so professional, enthusiastic and talented. We made the 5 tracks we planned and I was really pleased with them, and with both his preparation and the enjoyable nature of the session. Highly recommend using Will for any production needs!
It’s a pleasure to work with Will! We worked together a few times and I’m incredibly pleased every time. He is an excellent professional, skilled and creative. He did a phenomenal job with this song which he improved 100%. He took care of details to make the song perfect. I’ll definitely be back and surely recommend to work with him!
Another brilliant production and mix! It’s a delight to work with Will. He’s very professional and attentive to the needs of the song. I had a reference track and the result is better than I could have imagined. Couldn’t be happier. Thank you Will!
Amazing quality of work and very efficient! This was my second time working with Will, and he delivered incredible results once again. He listened to my vision and I couldn't be happier with the song! I would highly recommend working with him on your project!
Will was great to work with, communication went really well and the result is exactly what I wanted. He is very talented! He helped me bring my song to life and approached it with genuine care. It was a pleasure working with him. Thank you!
Will mixed and fixed my last tune into a much better track than originally recorded. Will adds just the right finesse to bring any recording to a much higher level. Highly Recommended.
Very happy with Will's transcription of a string arrangement of mine, which saved me a lot of time. End result looked great with a perfect level of accuracy.
Another outstanding mix - he puts everything in the right place at the right levels. A pleasure to listen to his finished work and very easy to work with. I highly recommend.
Professional, speedy, creative, and usually on the money with his ideas for arrangements. He also did an outstanding final mix. All around, a great experience.
Will did a magnificent job on bass and the ultimate mix on Again and Again. He has a great set of ears. Thanks for a job well done.
Thanks Will, great work! You took the reference note and added some great atmosphere. I'll certainly be using you again.
Will’s production shows his great sensitivity to the song and the artist...the reason for the “production” in the first place...A man to be trusted with your songs!!
Will is a talented and well educated young man. He helped me to mix a project. The mixing is smooth and delicate. Very good job, recommended.
Will has been invaluable on several recent productions. He has a great ear for knowing just what's needed to spice up a production and a detailed ear for making great mix decisions. Highly recommended.
Will did a fantastic job producing my song. Great ideas, easy and quick communication.
Interview with WillTurnerBass
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently produced a number of songs for French artist, Soumeya Sigler. Her method of writing with loops made me re-think the way I build productions and has overall been an interesting, fun experience.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy to think of producers as artists in their own right. However, I believe that a producer's job is to serve the artists' sonic identity.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My effective use of layering creates unique productions without over filling arrangements.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting creative with found sounds to give each song I work on bespoke elements.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am producing and mixing new material for a UK singer-songwriter with a rich, layered acoustic sound similar to Dodie and Cavetown. Really fun stuff!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do productions cost? It's a necessary question and it depends on how long the project will take and any personal costs I may face (i.e. hiring session musicians). Contact me with your concept and let's chat about your project together.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Production became a career prospect in my first year at the London music institute, ICMP where I studied songwriting. In my last two years of study, I specialised in production, being coached by Paul Stanborough (Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner) who instilled in me the power of creativity. His techniques set me on the journey of discovery which has led me to where I am today. In the years since I have learned how to leave my stamp on everything I work on whilst respecting and highlighting the creative identity of artists.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will usually begin by requesting a demo of the song(s) if available. Depending on the artist this can include key production elements or just a simple acoustic performance and a list of at least two reference tracks to give me an idea of what the artist wants their work to sound like. From there I will experiment with various ideas, often instinctively gravitating towards certain instruments and effects and get back to the artist with a first draft within a few days. After receiving feedback, I will continue working on the song(s), adjusting them appropriately and this process will continue until the artist is happy and confident with the result, often in under three revisions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a quaint, un-presuming setup consisting of a laptop (running Logic Pro X), PreSonus speakers, Røde microphone, Roland A-50, and various acoustic and electric guitars, basses and amps. I also use Native Instruments Komplete and Kontact.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To keep it brief, I admire the simplicity and "liveness" of Tristan Ivemy productions. A favourite of mine is his work with folk artist Frank Turner. I also love the rich detail of Paul Meany's production and arrangement style on the album 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Paul Stanborough (writer-producer), Steve Turner (producer, string arranger)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Bring some well-thought-out references for your tracks. Have a clear artistic identity and be able to sum this up in a sentence or two. This makes a producer's work much quicker and will result in better productions for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Easy! Acoustic guitar, shaker, cajon, uke bass and a friend to jam with.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I take demos of vocals and basic instrumentation from artists and develop them into full productions, adding various creative elements to bring songs to life.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being creative! It's incredibly satisfying to take songs from demos to full, polished productions that artists can be truly proud of.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's so accessible and intuitive these days, and you can achieve polished productions, with minimal faff and cost.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to keep the clients artistic identity at the forefront of everything I do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: -How much they can record from home, whether they need to hire a studio or if the whole thing can be done at home over email. -What the ultimate vision for the project is (this helps me gain perspective on the scope of the project) -What references do they have for their style. -Where can I listen to their music? This helps me to understand their sonic identity.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Brian Fallon! His blend of uptempo heartland rock and folk is exciting and inspiring. I'd love to make my mark on the world of folk rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Found sounds! Why stop at a kick drum sample? With a DIY percussion mallet, a guitar case, a blanket for padding and a good microphone, you can create your own bespoke samples. Creativity has no limits!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer/ songwriter, folk-pop, acoustic
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a songwriter, I will create further interest in productions by implementing melodic and rhythmic hooks to draw listeners in and keep them engaged. I will also add a subtle, yet effective atmosphere to productions.