15 year Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music producer, and your champion! Shane has a Bachelors degree in songwriting (vocal emphasis) and specializes in the indie pop, soft rock, acoustic, pop and singer-songwriters genres.
Shane, owns a private music production suite in the country side of Tampa Bay Florida, called, Fox Way Music.
The mission is to "bridge the gap" for artists who want to want to take their careers to the next level. Offering quality sound and guidance that will enhance you and your vision. No more getting overwhelmed by lack of direction that is taking away from your art.
Having 15 years of experience in music from playing and touring in bands, it's his desire to be behind the scenes now to help those next up and coming acts to be ready. You really only have 1 shot to prove your self, so why not reach out and lets get started with top notch songwriting and production!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
Interview with Shane Byrns (Fox Way Music)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. The common ear cant hear the difference and with digital I have a bigger palate of color to play with. Im not wasting my space with all kinds of hardware and clutter.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can promise you will NOT be disappointed by your experience. I have people flying to my studio from Nashville!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like being able to serve and be apart of something that is bigger than me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Im just like any other studio.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I best serve you?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer My Apollo x 4 interface My Native Midi Keyboard My Native Komplete Ultimate production suite hard drive Shure sm7b
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi and Noah Gundersen Definitely think I can help keep them true to who they are as artists and not just selling out.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple - serve the song, not your ego!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer Songwriter Rock Soft Rock Indie pop pop Acoustic Neo soul
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Since I am a songwriter at heart, I produce to serve the song. I really focus on the arrangement and making sure the song is absolutely conveying the emotion/message you were intending.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Not only am I a producer, but Im a writer and a musician so Im like a Swiss-army knife having many tools. Knowledge and my pool of resources also is a bonus when working with me!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Well first, depending if you want to do your project remote or in person, we typically will have a conversation and see how I can best fit into your puzzle. Typically we really look at the song and make sure that it is going to be a great song. Honestly, no amount of production can save your song if it sucks on its own. So I will make sure that you are satisfied 100% with how your song sits and then I will offer my advice (if any) on how we can make it even better. Then we go through all the facets of pre production, mapping the song talking through instrumentation, key, bpm etc. Once we're satisfied with pre pro, we start either tracking in person or you sending me a scratch track of your voice and a guitar/ piano track, and then we build up the track up from there based on all the notes we took. We have a listening period make sure your satisfied with where the direction is going - adding/taking away anything we hear or don't like. Once we have finalized it, we move on to the mixing phase. Then I will send you your mix and usually we will have a few revisions. After approving that, then mastering. Once that's approved, you will have yourself a completely competitive finished work, ready for release!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We are located on a private 10 acre property in the country side of Tampa Bay Florida. We have built a custom production suite specifically for songwriters and artists to come feel at home in their very own private environment. It has been acoustically treated for vocals, strings, and other live instruments! First come first serve model. When you book my time, my focus is yours and not other artists.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Huge fan of real instrumentation! I love to bring in the organic elements into music. Really inspired by Singer songwriter, Soft rock, R&B Soul, pop rock vibes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common type of work I do is, music production, and recording engineering.