Hi! I'm a producer, songwriter, mixing engineer and guitar player based out of Los Angeles. I work with a variety of top tier artists and offer my full playing, producing and/or mixing skills for pretty damn cheap. I'll give you a slightly different edge on rock, pop, hip hop, reggae or just about anything you can throw at me.
Touring guitar/keys for 3OH!3
Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter in Teenage Wrist
Guitarist/Producer for memorydrip
Touring bass/BGV for Paris Jackson
Production (all-in/top down for any size project)
Live guitar and bass
Available for booking through Spring 2024
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44 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Marshall Gallagher
Marshall is the king of Sound Better and of music. His skills and talents have created opportunities for my project that definitely wouldn't exist otherwise and I have consistently felt heard and respected while also making the best music I've made with a producer. Highly recommend and have worked with him across a few genres now.
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Marshall is the best !! Took my song to the next level, super professional sounds. He is super speedy and got everything back to me really fast. He has such an incredible talent and definitely someone who I will hire again. 10/10
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Super professional! Has a great ear and knew how to execute the sound I wanted. Is really good with feedback and able to take your song to the next level! Well done.
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Marshall got back to me on some questions that I had for him in a lot of detail, and helped me get a better understanding of some music industry type of things that I had questions about.
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Super good guy to work with. Always does nice work.
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Marshall was great to work with. I had a session with plenty of live tracks that needed cohered. Marshall pulled everything together and brought the song to life. After the first pass, he made subtle tweaks according to my requests. He was also quick to respond--even during the holidays. This was my first experience with SoundBetter, and I'm very pleased with the process. It's totally professional, straight-up, and user-friendly.
Marshall worked really hard on my project and brought it to life - I appreciate his patience, diligence, and feedback along the way. He's also one of the most talented guitarists I've ever worked with. Hire Marshall.
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Marshall's the best - easy to work with, a clear communicator and a magician with music production. Highly recommend hiring Marshall.
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Marshall is amazing. He accomplished MAGIC. We got better than what we were hoping for with our mix. He worked very hard and was receptive to all of our feedback while at the same time kept us from going off any cliffs. He is also just a very cool person and worked with our unpredictable schedules. We are very excited to send him more work asap.
Interview with Marshall Gallagher
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been on tour quite a bit so it's been tough to find time lately, but I'm currently working on an EP for pop artist Hashemi, as well as new songs for memorydrip. Just finished an EP for despAIR Jordan, a really great post-punk band out of Denver, CO.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a discerning ear for tone and musicality. I played in every type of band you can think of before I ever touched a computer, which I think that's important for someone who's trying to arrange, write and produce.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing in punk bands when I was in high school, like ya do. Eventually that lead to some regional touring, and somewhere along the way I decided to go to music school in my hometown (Denver, CO). I started with an emphasis in Music Business and then quickly realized I hated the music business, so I switched to Guitar Performance and started taking every gig I could. At one point I was in a Latin ensemble, a jazz guitar ensemble, a pop ensemble that played nothing but 80s cuts, two reggae bands, and my post-hardcore band Solar Bear (and working multiple part time jobs). I was working as a warehouse manager at a pasta company when 3OH!3 called me to play guitar for them - I did that full time for about 6 years and followed them to LA in 2013. I started sitting in on pop writing sessions and learning the production craft from Nathaniel Motte (1/2 of 3OH!3, multiplatinum writer/producer). Eventually I started Teenage Wrist with a few friends for the fun of being in a band - somehow we ended up with a following and a bunch of cool songs, and we signed to Epitaph Records in 2017. I spent most of the next two years writing and touring with Wrist, while also doing writing sessions and production with everyone I could. I started a pop project called Shallows with my writing partner Dani Poppitt, we put out a handful of tunes and landed a few substantial cuts. I've also been playing the sync and licensing game pretty hard, which has kept me afloat so I can continue to produce records without a major label budget. Through all of that I slowly learned how to mix well out of necessity, so I could provide fully finished cuts without having to spend anything extra. And now I'm here, doing all the things because that's what a modern working musician needs to do!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm definitely a rock guy at heart and that's where I shine, but I am most inspired at the moment by hip hop and I'd really like to collaborate with some outstanding MCs.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Trick question, both. I personally like tracking and capturing as much as I can with analog outboard gear and mixing (for the most part) in the box.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm filthy rich, or desperately poor. I am neither.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Probably you, especially if you can teach me something.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Arrange your track keeping in mind there is only so much room for frequencies in any given speaker. Stacking more and more things on top of each other is cool for certain genres, but can sometimes mean less return in terms of volume, space and impact.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Via Soundbetter, I've done everything from 30 second guitar tracks peppered into an EDM song to full band EPs, top down from pre-production to mixing. I can demo out your voice memos or tabs, reharmonize and reimagine your demos, or just give feedback. Anything goes in the realm of producing, songwriting, tracking and mixing.