I have produced dozens of records that have amassed millions streams. Let me help you achieve your goals while teaching you how to produce on your own for the future!
I'm part of the signed DJ/Producer duo Pardi, and I have worked with dozens of artists over the past few years. I have also performed at festivals, clubs, and concert venues across the United States. I can help you with songwriting, arranging, mixing, mastering, and sound design. I know from experience how to design music to sound good anywhere, whether it be live at a venue, in your headphones, in your car, or on your bluetooth speaker. I can even optimize your track to sound perfect for all of these at once!
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Jacob knows how to take individual sounds and make them sound big in a mix. If you want a clean and highly professional mix, Jacob is the guy.
Jacob is one of a kind! Not only is he a wizard with the digital aspect of music production, he’s able to hear a song and immediately play it back on the piano. A modern day mozart.
Interview with Jacob Silverstein
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Avicii, Flume, Mura Masa, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Diplo, Medasin, Disco Lines, Lil’ Rocketman - to name a few.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is located in my home, though I often like to go outside to a peaceful location and use my studio headphones.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of the record “Feels Like” that I made with Disco Lines. I came into the studio session with nothing, and we spent some time just getting to know each other better. I then started playing some chords on piano until something between us connected. That connection sparked the beginning of our collab, and that fundamental idea was prevalent throughout every part of creating the record.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on an album for one of my signed aliases!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because it is the way of the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will leave you with more knowledge, and more experience!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The best part about my job is that I get to create something that has never existed before, and sharing that creation with others can be rewarding, inspiring, and help connect us in unimaginable ways.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How can you make this sound better? Well, there are many ways, and it’s not as simple as turning one parameter. I would like to show you a few different ways to achieve your goal, and dive into why one way would be more fitting than another.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is how much time I spend on projects. A song that is 3 minutes long seems like it should only take a few hours max to make, but I have spent years on some of my records.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the context for this song? What inspired you? What do you want my help with? Would you be okay with my artistic input into the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you are confident! No matter what stage of the project you are on, be sure to tell the person you hire exactly what you want help with. Also, ask many questions, be attentive, and learn!
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, my headphones, a speaker, a piano, and a microphone. The microphone would be pretty key as I’m sure I would find many natural instruments on the island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music since I was 5 years old. I’ve been a bedroom producer for almost 10 years now, and have performed at venues around the country. My records have amassed millions of streams, and I recently just got signed. I’m excited to help others find their path!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is pretty laid back, but hits deep. It can be intense at times, and I like to let it speak for itself.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would have loved to work with Tim Bergling. He was able to dip into so many genres, collab with many different types of musicians, and connect all of these differences together to make something new and meaningful. I would love to have had the opportunity to see where him and I differed as well as connected, and to see how we could have put those qualities into a piece of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure that you control your reverb! Reverb can be an elevating effect, but make sure it doesn’t carry over into another section of your arrangement or conflict with parts of your mix. Know when to use it, and when to cut it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Dance, Hip Hop, Electronic, Orchestral, and Cinematic. I often times blend some of these together, as well as dip into other genres such as folk or rock for some added texture.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is paying attention to very fine details, contextualizing those details, and helping them fit into the bigger, more meaningful picture.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring energy, emotion, experience, and pride to all of the songs I work on.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It ranges from starting with a sample or synth sound, an instrument, a melody, or chords. But my favorite way to start a track is on the piano before I even move into a DAW. Once an idea is formed, sometimes I build on it, and sometimes I move straight to arrangement. The next process is usually adding cinematic elements to the track to make elevate the core idea. Then, I move into mixing the track and finally, mastering the track.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly mix and master tracks. I occasionally help with arrangement, and sometimes even sound design, though I am able to help with anything!