If it makes noise I'll put a mic in front of it. If it needs music I will write some for it. If you need a producer and your songs need disciplining.. I am your answer.
As a producer I have worked with a variety of styles of artists, from pre-production all the way through to the completion of their record or single. I have a concierge approach to the artists I work with, and believe in helping nurture the artist to help them find their best sound, skills, and approach. As a recording engineer I am a mic driven room focused old school styled recordist. I am comfortable in Pro Tools, but these days prefer to do any composing/writing and sound designing in Ableton, and once in a while Reason.
As a media composer I have written for Film, TV, Choreographers, and am keen to work with Video Games. Deadlines are my comfort zone, and organization is my zen. I work in a variety of styles all of which can be heard and seen on my website: www.kalliemarie.com or Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/kallie
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I worked with Kallie when she was in the UK studying at Leeds College of Music as a vocalist with Indirah and also as a session vocalist on one of her solo pieces. Kallie gave me good direction and explained what she required from me. Kallie certainly knows her work and is very talented and professional. I can't wait to work with her again.
(e)motion picture, recorded our debut single w/Kallie last Aug. (2012). I knew she was talented just by the way she presented herself. From A-Z Kallie did her part & from that we all took something we are very proud of. Kallie knows her shit and how to approach situations as a true professional.
Interview with Kallie Marie
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask my prospective clients what their dream sound is. I like to hear the music that inspires them. I want to know how they are different, and what they hope to achieve with their recording or writing of their song/recording. Its very hard in the early stages to always visualize, so I like to spend time by attending gigs and rehearsals so that I can really understand the artist. Once we know what our defined creative goals are, then we can start planning our timeline and budget together and assembling the perfect team for the artists project!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think the biggest misconception(s) I get about what I do are two common things. The first being that many artists are scared that having a producer means that they are going to loose creative control, or told what to do. This simply isn't the case. A producer is there to help guide you to your goal, help you formulate your creative ideals and craft your sound. The second misconception is that a producer is some one who "makes beats". Its true, that is something a producer might do, but simply doing that is not being a producer. There are many kinds of producers; some approach the recording process as more of an engineer, and others as more of a songwriter, or as more of a musician, others are a blend of mentorship, and all of the above. It all comes down to what the artist needs, and what people's specialties and needs are. Clear as mud, huh?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "I have Garageband and a mic. I can just do this in my kitchen, right? Why do I need you?" My answer to that is, yes, yes you technically can do that in your kitchen, but it probably isnt going to sound professional or at all like you had hoped. Home set ups are great for demos if you know that you have decent gear, but more importantly a good handle on recording practice and above all a good sounding room. (That in and of itself is a whole other conversation, as some people may think their shower is a "good room".) I also try to explain that the reason that they need me is that I can help them formulate a plan, and get the recording appropriate for their budget. Things take time, quality takes time, and quality recordings need technical mastery and a team. I can help bring all of these pieces together, so that the artist can focus on performing and writing their songs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most about my job is 3 things really: Music, People, and Recording. I love recording, I love making music, and I love people. Its thrilling when you have a group of people creating something truly amazing in the studio. There's nothing like a good day in the studio, with great people. When you finish making that recording you know you've come together and created something that is lasting, and hopefully positive and inspiring to others!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, either, there's no right or wrong. Its only what's appropriate that matters. Just whichever is the right set of tools for the project.