I'm Todd Kreuzburg, and i am a full stack producer from Washington D.C. I've been producing for 30 years. I've done hundreds of TV and Film placements. I've produced records for artists like Jimmy's Chicken Shack, and Peterbuilt.
You can contact me, and send me either acapella vocals, or vocals that go with
an existing production that needs work. I will create a radio ready song
based on what your vision.
I am the complete package. Producer, programmer, writer, multi instrumentalist,
mixer, mastering engineer. That means i can do everything from pedal steel,
to guitar, to live drums, to vocal editing/tuning/slicing. I work in Cubase
and have an absolutely massive sample library and VST plugin collection.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Todd Kreuzburg
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently worked on an orchestral piece for a client in Washington D.C. We ended up collaborating on the writing quite a bit. It was alot of fun, but the best thing was how happy he was with the result. That is what i live for.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment, i am scoring an Indie Film. Horror comedy. Lots of fun, but lots of work.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm looking forward to getting to know as many people here as i can. I love networking.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I dont have a preference anymore. I started with analog, and moved to digital for convenience.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work on the song until you love it, period.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love everything about my job. I am so grateful to be doing what i love for a living.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "can you make it sound like this?" My answer is "Yes".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes clients with less experience aren't aware that i'm doing pretty much all instruments, editing, mixing, mastering all myself.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for clients to tell me about artists that inspire them, and to send links to records they love.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're looking to work with me, make sure you're really upfront about what kind of production/vibe/style you want. This means everything. I can pull off anything, as long as i know what you are looking for.
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 Five favorite guitars.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing the guitar at 5 years old. My father was a professor at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore MD. Started with classical and flamenco guitar, then got into Rock, Country, Jazz, in my teens. Played in a million bands. Started collecting recording gear in my early 20's. Started producing local artists around early 2000's. Broke into the TV and Film placement scene around 2006 and ended up scoring a few films, and landing a ton of TV placements.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is Rock and Country, with Pop overtones.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work on a Blake Shelton record. He records amazing songs, and is an amazing talent.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep an open mind. Move quickly before ideas become stale from over playing them. Commit early, don't count on post production or editing. It always comes out tighter that way. Remember, not every song needs everything plus the kitchen sink in it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on many styles, but i'm most passionate about country and rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is understanding how a song needs to be produced and executed to reach its full potential and having the skill to pull it off. Knowing to pull back when a song doesn't need the kitchen sink in it. And knowing how to go all out when it's called for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring many many years of experience. Many years of focus and dedication to learning, understanding, and creating great music. There's nothing in life i get more joy from than bringing somebody 's vision to life. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I let the client steer me in the right direction style/vibe wise of course. I don't have one particular way to start a song. It really depends heavily on the client, the style, etc.. I have a back log of ideas already laid down. Sometimes i will run some of these by a client. Sometimes that works, sometimes i start from scratch. I let my instincts and experience drive the bus.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Cubase on a PC, with an RME interface, Neve Mic preamps, Schoeps and Mojave microphones, and a long list of handmade instruments, and massive amounts of sample libraries/ VST plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by any musician that really sacrifices for their craft and is always looking to improve.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arranging, producing, session playing, mixing, mastering.