Award Winning Musician, Composer, & Music Producer. I've worked on major label and indie projects, songs and albums that have charted on billboard, and have collaborated with some of your faves.
- Looking to bring the best out of your song and help take your project to the next level, musically.
- What sets me apart from other session keyboard players is my extensive background in music production and that I am a working independent artist that self-produces (albums for myself and others).
- I approach records with an understanding of the bigger picture in regards to what is objectively best for your record. Finding/Creating keyboard parts that compliment your vocal performance and enhance the overall production of the record.
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Steff is an incredibly talented keyboardist, and super easy to collaborate with. If you want to elevate your next track, you want to work with Steff!
Steff played such compelling organ parts that I had to send the track back to the bass player to catch his re-harms. He truly has a voice and his versatility allows him to accommodate any genre of music. If you need an influx of ideas or choices Steff Reed is the answer.
Steff is truly a genius and profession at exactly what it says on his profile... CREATING MAGIC! He helped me create the majority of my very first distributed EP and has been paramount in my development not only as an artist but as a person! I highly recommend a creative experience with him!
Interview with Steff Reed
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on a new project for myself. Its Awesome!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: yes. RUBY! https://soundbetter.com/profiles/137515-ruby
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever FEELS good.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do my best!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: COLLABORATION & INNOVATION
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I read music....I can listen to a song for 10-20 seconds and know how to play it, identify all the instruments being played, and know all the parts. The truth is, im self-taught. I eventually learned to read chord charts, but I learned by listening and experimenting.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision? What ideas do you have?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Moog Sub 37, Rainsong Guitar, MacBook Pro + Interface + Headphones, Mic, Amp
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing music for about 30 years. (20 years professionally).
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West. He brings the best creatives together for his projects. I could imagine studio sessions are highly inspiring and would provide the opportunity to collaborate and learn from amazing folks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It ranges. I've worked in almost every genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Strongest skill is that I'm a VIRGO = perfectionist (I go above and beyond)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and FEEL.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Melody is KING.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to music
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro (15 inch. 2018 model), Apogee One, Moog Sub 37, Prophet Rev 2, Yamaha MX61, GEM MK-7,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Dean, Cory Henry,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.