I produce a range of genre-bending music as Crimson Lake, but love working with all stages and aspects of music production to improve my craft.
I have written hundreds of songs, played dozens of shows, toured in a metalcore band, and had a few house singles released on a label. I am currently specializing in pop/emo rap, but can competently produce, mix, and master EDM, rock, punk, and metal as well as pop and hip-hop.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Crimson Lake
Crimson is a solid producer that helps you get the exact sound you're looking for with professional execution. Makes the process feel personal, provides helpful guidance, and uses his experience to take your song to the next level.
A good producer. He responds to your wishes and tries to realise them as best as possible. Over six hours of work, thank you for that!!!
Crimon Lake really did impressed me. His ear for music is out of this world. I am so grateful for the job he did on my song, I will definately work with him again in the near future.
Really enjoyed working with Crimson! went out of his way to make sure I was happy with each step, very detailed and professional. Would definitely recommend!
Interview with Crimson Lake
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It totally depends on the job.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do almost everything in-the-box in Ableton Live 10. I use AKG 7001 headphones with a preamp, and switch off between those and my Mackie Mk5 monitors & sub to make sure mixes and masters sound excellent on all systems.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Some really nice headphones. 2. My old custom-painted, custom-modded Laguna guitar. 3. A computer with Ableton on it, of course. 4. A microphone - any cardoid one would do. 5. Oh, wait, do cables count? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8... Okay, this music production thing just isn't going to work out on a desert island. I'm bringing an acoustic guitar and a stereo field recorder.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: One skill I am particularly proud of is translating my clients' feedback into actionable criticism. Frequently, I work with singers and musicians who are talented songwriters and have a good ear for music, but don't have the formal training and vocabulary that I do. I'm good at taking their advice in their vocabulary and interpreting it. Working on a song like this should always be a collaborative effort, and communication is key in collaboration.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Joey Sturgis, Skrillex, Adrew Wade, Jordan Fish.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a handful of demos that combine my experience in both EDM and metal. I am aiming to create a unique sound that nobody has heard before.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital all the way. Analog flavors can be great, but digital recreations are getting better and better. I'd rather have two tons of 95% accurate hardware emulations on a portable computer than two tons of hardware any day.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a handful of genres, but recently I've been working on a lot of emo rap and a little bit of metalcore. I would say I'm more skilled with metal production, but there is more work available within the emo rap genre.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work on soundbetter has been doing vocal production on emo rap songs. Broken down into individual tasks, that means: tuning and time-editing all of the vocals, using vocalign to make sure doubles and harmonies have an identical rhythm, standard processing (such as EQ, reverb, compression, etc), additional processing to add artificial doubles and stereo widening to fatten up the sound if necessary, and then finally mixing and mastering.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everyone writes music differently, and I find it truly exciting to be able to jump in at any point in the process on someone else's song and just immerse myself in it. Listening to finished pieces is great and I love that, but there's something special about getting to mix someone else's song - to take each piece and hear it individually, and gain a more intimate understanding of how each piece works with every other element of the song as I do my part to help them fit together perfectly.