I'm an experienced producer and accomplished composer, not limited by stylistic boundaries. I can write for you music in almost any style, or help you develop your ideas into fully completed pieces. I can add instrumental tracks and electronic sound design to turn a basic arrangement into an audio treat.
I trained in composition and arranging at Dartington College of Arts and Berklee College of Music, and I am a trained music teacher. I offer music production, composition, song writing, arranging, sound design and recording of instrumental tracks. I play guitar, bass and keyboard and dabble with the accordion. My home studio is based around a trusty old MacBook running ProTools and Reason. I also run Studio One on a PC.
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Gideon is an absolutely brilliant musician and producer, supremely knowledgeable, intuitive and attentive. I've had the pleasure of working with him on a number of projects and have always been in awe of his range of musical and production skills. Highly recommended, I look forward to every opportunity we have to work together.
Interview with Gideon Miller Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Flippy Things Adventures. Composer, author, director, set designer, sound designer. There is a tremendous sense of achievement when the imaginations of one's brain are brought into reality on the stage.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The Flippy Things Adventures. These are musicals for schools.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Because you can fit a huge amount of gear into a computer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We have an understanding of what we are aiming to achieve and we work towards that.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: DayeGlowe. Watch this space....a new children's concept group.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Simon Eugene
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How much is this going to cost? A: It depends on what you want me to do.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not aware of any misconceptions. I'm very clear about what I do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to achieve. What is your budget. What is your time scale.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask questions about experience, knowledge, ability and working methods. Be as clear as possible about the results that you want to achieve.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Scuba tank with infinite supply of oxygen, mask, fins, BCD, weights. Or did you mean studio gear?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been composing and producing music for 30 years starting with a Fostex X15 (remember those?). Producing multi-tracked songs on a 4 track cassette recorder is a great way to learn about producing. I graduated to DAWs and have been using ProTools since 1998. I played bass in the last incarnation of The Auteurs and also with Black Box Recorder.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Practice using your studio as you would practice an instrument, and never stop learning new techniques.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on good music. As Quincy Jones said, there are two kinds of music, good and bad.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to work in any kind of genre.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A deep and experienced understanding of how music works.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Make sure the clock starts and stops when the work starts and stops. Other than that it depends on the project. Recording an instrumental part is going to require a different process to arranging a song from scratch.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook running ProTools and Reason as a Rewire Slave. PC running Studio One. Rode NT1, Audio Technica Focusrite ISA One, Focusrite Voicemaster Pro, Pod HD400 for guitar, TC Electronic BH250 for bass. TC Electronic VC246 vocoder. It is a modest set up but ProTools are Reason are both so powerful and expansive that they are capable of producing any kind of sounds I need.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince, The Baroque composers, Zappa, Sting, Stravinsky, Bernstein, Qunicy Jones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce backing tracks for vocalists' demos. I record instrumentalists' demos.