I specialize in those "other things" that make music incredible - the subtle ambience in the background of a track, that just-right synth tone, perfect sound design that makes a song feel whole. The things that fall just between writing and mixing that many people overlook. I'll make you love your song even more than you love it now.
My name's Skyler and I'm a composer, guitarist, sound designer, and electronic musician currently based in Boston MA. As a practicing musician for 16 years, I've grown to have a very sensitive ear for the nuances of music that make songs "pop" out of the speakers.
I've produced, mixed, and mastered albums both for myself and for others, and as a guitarist I'm currently active in a variety of different projects. As a musician, I value songwriting and production that is forward-thinking and boundary pushing but always, always fitting to the intent of the artist. I feel that as a sound designer I'm able to achieve sounds and textures that many others are not able to, partly because of my unique processing method, but also because I have a unique background and set of influences - ranging from jazz to electroacoustic music to avant-pop to reggaeton.
If you feel like your music is missing just a bit of "color", "oomph", "density", "sparkle", "weirdness", "tightness", "pop", or all of the above, I'm here to help.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Skyler is a consummate musician; endlessly curious about sound and how it affects us. His interest in music is beyond genre, and he’s always exposing himself to new ideas, musically and otherwise.
Every time I work with him on a project, he brings something to the table that I didn’t know was missing, or couldn’t have conceived of beforehand. Whether you’re completely new to sound design and engineering, or are a veteran with more precise goals, Skyler would be an asset to you.
Skyler recorded my vocals for my album and it was such an easy and relaxed process! On top of his recording expertise, he is so musically tasteful and has great ears. I trust him with anything! He can take your music to the next level.
Interview with Other Things Studios
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio set-up is in a fully GIK Acoustics treated room, 26-in, 26-out audio interface, running Ableton Live 10 Suite + Max/MSP, full Kush and Soundtoys plug-in suites, two Korg Volcas, ElectroLobotomy Hadron Super Collider (dual oscillator with power starve), three electric guitars, one Martin acoustic, bell kit. Microphones include a Neumann TLM-103, Sterling S230 matched pair, AKG C214, + more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm very inspired by musicians and producers who have an innate curiosity about sound and let their knowledge in different fields influence their work in music. Some people who I feel do this well and inspire me are James Blake, Brian May, Daniel Wohl, and Christian Lillinger.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most often do sound design, mixing, and mastering work for my clients. Depending on the project, sometimes I will provide just one of these or all three. However, I do believe that it is best for a mix to be mastered by someone with different ears, so if I do a mix I will often refer the client to a high-quality mastering engineer who is well fit for the project.