Professional mixing/mastering engineer and music producer/composer with over 9 years of experience. Previous jobs include video game music composition production, official pop remix, mixing and mastering of official releases, production of music for independent as well as official releases with 1.000.000+ streams cross-platform.
Hi. I'm Cameron Ray (previously Alec Griffin). For the past 9 years, I have been publishing my compositions on social media such as YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify, and more.
My mission is to help musicians who don't have the means to get a professional sound with mixing, mastering, and producing, ensure that they feel most satisfied with the end product with radio quality results.
No matter who or where you are, I'm open to your vision so I can always work out your taste and nail our collaboration to get the best song possible out of it.
I have experience in most fields of music production and composing from recording, organizing, collaborating, post-production, and even online music distribution, as well as experience with most genres, though predominantly electronic music, pop, and film scoring.
I truly believe that it is the tiny details that make or break the next hit song. One of my passions is just adding small memorable rhythmic details, add that extra note to the chord, or working with an interesting harmony section and make the song just that tiny bit more unique to stand out.
Wondering if I am a possible candidate for your project? Shoot me an e-mail or message and let's talk about it!
If you'd like to hear more samples of my work, don't hesitate to reach out! I always do what I can to work around any deadlines or budgets you might be on as well.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Cameron Ray
This is my second time working with Cameron and once again he was extremely fast, professional and open to my suggestions. Can't recommend him enough.
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Cameron is an incredibly talented producer and an amazing artist to work with! He works fast, replies quickly and listened to my input. I'm looking forward to working with him in the future.
This gentleman is comfortably the best producer I have ever worked with. With his help, I was able to turn a realtively modest track into something I did not think was possible and I could not be happier with the final result. Thank you!
Awesome work from Alec once again. Really good stuff.
I am a very happy client! Alec Griffin is very reliable.
Interview with Cameron Ray
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When people think about producers, they usually think audio engineers - people who record the artist. This is very wrong. A producer these days is the same as director, screenwriter & executive producer of a movie. Producers help write the song, produce the song, often mix & master the song, cheer the artist, make sure the work flows efficiently, feeds the creative process, and so, so much more.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask what your vision is. The clearer I understand your vision, your influences, your taste, the higher the chance is that I can nail exactly what you are looking for in your song. And, hey, I might learn a thing or two as well in the process.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Sometimes I, myself, want to be careful to not ask for too much when somebody is doing me a favor, but I am here to tell you that this is a horrible idea - ask, ask, ask away! After all, YOU hired me, and since I get the most joy out of having my clients to be as satisfied as possible, it is ALWAYS okay if you ask for another thing!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, double bass, cello, grand piano and a coffee machine.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I originated from the electronic music scene. I started making EDM in 2011 by putting together loops and samples and eventually proceeded to making everything from scratch. From there on, I just slowly progressed and progressed, switched from genre to genre, from instrument to instrument, from school to school and now I am here.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on semi-acoustic music (music that has a mix of acoustic elements and electronic elements). I love both acoustic and electronic music, so it has eventually become my 'thing' to blend these. I originate from the electronic music scene, so every know and then you will hear something in my song and think "What? Okay. I like it". Hopefully. I really, really believe in being unique - not only in regards to music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is adding all the small details, that little fill, that extra harmony, that one feature etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My job is typically to improve a song when working with other artists in whatever form that improvement may be. Sometimes it is songwriting, sometimes it is a production-related thing, sometimes it is something phonetic.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically feel very inspired, so whatever I am working on, it just shapes itself. However, if I do not feel inspired, I will do something unusual like using a new VST, trying a new sound, using a new instrument, etc. I rarely have a strict, super structured work process. It has to feel natural to me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I was going to write "Don't do it unless you know what it does" - but that would go in a completely counter-intuitive manner to my own work flow and process, so, my advice would be to "Do it, even if you don't know what it does", and then find out what it does. This feeds the creative process, the learning process, and the end result.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A medium-sized room of modicum sound reflection treatment with Yamaha HS7 speakers on stands plugged into a Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. For recording gear, I own the Aston Spirit microphone with the Halo Reflection Filter, as well as a multitude of guitars, basses and fiddly instruments like kalimbas and accordions. For midi and other fun stuff, I use Tyros 4 or Yamaha P-45 e-pianos.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love John Mayer. He rolls the film back to the very essentials of music creation, philosophizes on important matters and reflects on this thought process in his nothing but fantastic songwriting. His albums and singles are always crisp and fresh in the production with only the bare minimal, essential editing, though still having complex chord substitutions and small details here and there. I am also a big fan of Lauv.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work equally as much as a mixing/mastering engineer as I do as a music producer. Less common work includes session guitarist/pianist/bassists/backing vocalist recordings, songwriting, and ghost productions - though all are fairly common.