My name is KNVWN, formerly known as INV. My goal is to execute your vision perfectly, the way you imagine your song to sound. I've worked with artists, DJ's and rappers, high and low in the entertainment industry and always provide the best work, no matter the rank. I'm here to help you improve your song, finish it and make it success-ready!
I can write quality songs and provide quality demo vocals very quickly.
All of my vocal services include my own mix.
I can also provide vocal mixes, vocal tuning, vocal arrangement, vocal producing and editing for you.
All features are under the name KNVWN, formerly known as INV.
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3 ReviewsEndorse KNVWN
Really took the job to the next level and was enthusiastic about the whole song! Loved working with her
Amazing to work with INV. Very Professional and her vocals are amazing.
Inv is amazing. Her vocals sound super crisp in the mix and her top line nailed the spirit of the song. Will definitely go to her again soon.
Interview with KNVWN
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've had songs which exceeded half a million streams but were funded by labels. So I'm most proud of the one I have out right now being at 63.000 views on Youtube done independently. Me, myself, and I. "Limits"
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just released a music video for my song "Limits." I want it to be on Serius XM by the summer, I also just shot another music video in Amsterdam for a song in which I sing in Dutch with Rapper Timmie Tex. That should be released soon, I'm very excited about that because it's new and different. I'm also working on a couple of artists that signed big deals, trying to get them a monster project when they come out.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I've worked With Dru Ducaro before and he's an amazing guitar player. He also produced and works with very notable artists such as Miguel, Jayz , etc you name it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Digital is so easy and portable but when I get to work in one of the SSL rooms at the studio, I wanna touch every nob to hear how it sounds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I only deliver perfection. And within a decent time manner.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to sing everyday!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can write something "Just like" a song they like. lol.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Since I have so much EDM out there, people may think I'm a EDM top-liner period. But the funny thing is, those are the records that are being released by labels with a huge machine behind them. R&B/Pop records may be released independently which is why the EDM dominates my repertoire.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have any preferences of concepts, sounds, etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You don't have to have a master of your instrumental, however, I recommend you to level everything and mix it properly before hiring any vocalist, because you can actually hear things much different if a bass is louder then the keys or the strings are louder then the drums. If you know how you want it to sound musically, you'll get a better result which will fit your vision in all the right ways.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, headphones, Apogee USB Mic, mic stand + popfilter lol.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was in a girl-group at age 15. We toured overseas for a year. At age 17 I got into a broadway academy, was bored out of my mind so left and auditioned for a recording academy. I graduated at 20 and toured with my band in Germany. At 21 I moved to Atlanta, signed a record deal, worked with many producers such as Inkkwell, Anthony Dent, Sean Garrett, Daryll Simmons, Tricky Steward, and with artists such as Algee Smith, Fabio Legarda, Nicx and many more. After My record deal, I left Atlanta and came to Los Angeles to write. My first session was with DJ Chuckie and that's how I got into EDM music. I worked with Yellow Claw, Afrojack, Borgeous, and have over 800.000 streams on Spotify. I'm now back in the studio working on Radio hits with B Sims, Dutch rapper "Timmie Tex," and many new label artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Edgy, Soulful, Pop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If Amy winehouse would still have been here, I would say her. I would love to have the chance to work with SIA. I'm just curious of how the thought process goes/went in both artists. If the melody and lyric came at the same time and how does the metaphor come in. As a fan of using metaphors in lyrics myself, I know how artistic and deep you have to go to get those visionary lines out.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't use so much Reverb.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: POP, R&B is my preference however, I get hired a lot for EDM toplines for labels such as Armada, Geousus, Mau5trap etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My vocals. I trained my vocal ability ever since I was little. I possess many techniques and am able to get into the sound of what my clients looking for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Diversity. Sophistication. Commercialism.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I turn my recorder on before I hear the song. I don't always use what comes naturally, I think sometimes I like to avoid my first thought in melody. I don't go with what's predictable however, I certainly don't dismiss great ideas if they come out the first try. As I hum a melody, I try to sing almost-words/ chibberish so I can adapt faster to lyrics as I can hear the sounds of certain vowels clicking or not clicking in that space. Then the concept comes naturally. I never really cope with writers-block, however, naturally, the events I'm going through at the come to me the easiest. It's good, but I always make sure to keep the feeling open and not specific. As I'm writing I already have ideas for mixing so, I do everything at the same time. Adjusting EQ's etc as I'm recording.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is pretty simple, I like to create where and when I can. I carry around a Apogee Duet to set up anywhere. I also work with Baby bottle, sometimes I get lucky working with Sennheiser in the big SSL room. However, I manage to make them all sound amazing with my full package of plug-ins when I work in Protools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest inspirations are Diane Warren for all-round songwriting, SIA for vocal production, Mariah Carey for tone and improvisation, Ryan Tedder for song-structure, Max Martin for all-round ears for a hit song. Mark Ronson for live music inspo.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually provide full lyrics and melody together with a full mix on the vocals.