I am a composer, producer, and mixer. AKA "KittyGun" (kittygun_music). I have ~14 years of professional experience working on radio pop, sync pop, hip hop, electronic, epic cinematic, EDM, and downtempo music. Placements include Toyota, KFC, HP Inc, MTV, TBS, BBC1, BRAVO, RTL TV. Contact me and let's chat about your project!
I will make you shine your shiniest!
Monikers for various projects of mine: KittyGun, Major Babe, Sliverbright, Stickybomb, Queens of Trees, and FeeBeeBoom.
Berklee College of Music '11: Music Production & Engineering + Electronic Production & Design.
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Phoebe Danskin is a top-tier music producer, mixer, engineer, and collaborator. As a vocalist I have had the pleasure of working with Phoebe on a consistent basis since late 2017. Phoebe is a true gem in this industry- professional, highly skilled, and VERY talented. She brings life to every project she works on. If you're looking to take your music to the next level, look no further than Phoebe Danskin :)
Phoebe is an incredibly talented, thoughtful, and skillful engineer, producer, and mixer. You couldn't do any better for your money than her. Whether it's vocal production, song production, or mixing. She'll bring give your tracks what they need!
Interview with Phoebe Danskin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: QUEENDIAMOND is one of my favorite projects: We're making party pop for sync licensing, and have a real magical dynamic happening: I compose and produce, and pop vocalist Rochelle Diamante writes lyrics and sings. Unrelated to that, I also make downtempo electronic elf music with trap elements (Queens of Trees) in which I do everything myself.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm a digital producer: I can make an absolute banger with the tools I have, so why not! That being said, I often work with mix engineers who like to use analog equipment, so ya know, whatever works for you!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always do my best to make your song shine. I'm good at what I do, and offer a professional dynamic, solid communication and realistic expectations.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work with cool people who are passionate about music, just like me! I live for that moment when the song really starts to come to life, and continues to improve as I flesh out the production.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my song sketch sound awesome and kegit? Yes, I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The idea that producing and mixing are the same thing. These are two different services, and while they are somewhat connected, it shouldn't be expected that a top tier mix service will be included in the production price.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Tell me more about the style you're looking for -- can you include some references? What is this project for/who is your audience, how do you want it to FEEL? Do you have professional vocal recording experience? What is your timeline looking like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure your budget matches what you're asking, and the quality you're seeking.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Energy generator, because ya can't run a production rig without power! Computer-with-all-my-software, speakers+sub, headphones, keyboard-and-microphone + desk-and-chair. Okay so that's more than 5, fight me lol
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Upbeat peppy, or emotional dark.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dua Lipa or Billie Eilish. Because their styles are totally in my (totally unique) wheelhouses and I think they're amazing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Reference your songs against high-end material
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building my catalogue of songs made for sync licensing. Currently in the middle of some party-pop songs by my duo project, QUEENDIAMOND/
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Most recently, I've been working on freelance music productions for sync licensing. History: Graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2011 (Music production & Engineering + Electronic Production & Design). Moved to Los Angeles, worked at Paramount Studios, did freelance work for Maker Music, Waypoint Films, David Jost, Shavo Odadjian, Handcrafted Music, Deyan Audio, and Soundscape Productions. Got hired by CheerSounds Music, and have been leading their library growth since 2014. Now my freelance work is picking up, and I'm especially interested in working on licensable material.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop (party-pop or dark chill), chill electronic, or EDM-ish vibes.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Energy flow and is my forte: I know how to keep things engaging and make the music really FEEL good. I'm also great at style mimicking, and do well with references.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy flow and is my forte: I know how to keep things engaging and make the music really FEEL good.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The smoothest way for me to work is: Hand me your vocal stems (BPM locked), point me towards some style/mix references, and I can create a fantastic musical instrumental + mix to support them.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Highly digitally specialized. I have a badass computer with UA Apollo Twin MKII interface, dynaudio BM5a speakers, Presonus T10 sub, and a few great microphones. My sound libraries/digital tools include NI Komplete Ultimate, Symphobia, SoundToys, Waves, iZotope, Fabfilter, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Major Lazer, Clean Bandit
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 1.) Party pop productions for sync licensing 2.) Edgy dark vibes pop
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Erika Schiff, Audrey Karrasch, Tyler Shamy, Will Kennedy