Seth Thomas

Producer, musician and mixing

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I want to produce in a way that aids your song being used to worship! I have been producing worship tracks for the last 4 years and want to help you find the 'sound' inside you that makes your worship unique!

As a producer I find that my role in your song is to help you find 'your sound'. So many artists i've worked with have tried to sound like other artists, but any producer can do that. The way I produce is by taking the sound you hear in your head, and getting it down into a song that sounds good, and sounds like you.

Four and a half years ago I entered the world of music production and since then have not looked back. I built up my business working with over 50 different artists from places as far apart as Europe, Australia, Brazil and North America.

After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Music Performance and Production from Solent University, I spent a year working as the Worship and Production Apprentice at Saint Mary's Church Southampton, but I have now stepped out into full time production work and am excited for what the future holds.

Producing mainly Christian Contemporary Music (CCM), I have used my experience in both playing and listening to worship music whilst growing up in church. I have also used my time at university to diversify my portfolio, producing everything from Country to Indie Rock.

I feel most at home on the drums, however over the years I have developed a love for most instruments in the backline, playing them all in church, in the studio and at gigs

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Seth Thomas

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am currently working with two upcoming artists on their EP's

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog because I like my music warm

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will keep going until you're happy. No questions asked. Even if it takes hundreds of revisions.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: What do you want from this track? what do you want to achieve? What are your reference tracks?

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Always make sure the communication is good. If they are late, or had to understand, it makes working online so much harder

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: UAD Apollo - So nice to use and sounds amazing! Neve Shelford channel - I love this channel strip Neuman U87 - a beauty of a mic Roland Juno 106 - a sweet synth Deusenburg star player TV - THE worship guitar.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I am currently studying music, and have being doing it for 3 years, so yes I'm relatively new to the game, but that doesn't mean I'm bad haha. But I've been listening and playing worship music ever since I was 7, 13 years ago, and I've always strived to uncover what give it the sound it has.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: I'd love to work with Elevation, I like how creative they get, especially in songs like 'Never Lost'.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Drum sampling is key! especially in worship! being able to layer up big kick and snare sounds gives you that fat, powerful backbeat needed in worship!

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Generally worship/Christian artists

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Probably my ability to hear instrument parts in a song. I can listen to a song through once and know pretty much what I want every instrument to play. Helps my work to be very efficient.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: I'm constantly finding new tricks, but a fee I often find to spicing up the track I do include: Vocal chops/Vocal synths, epic percussion/orchestral parts, interesting chords/inversions. Some of it's subtle some of it isn't but at the end of the day you have the final say!

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: Generally I like to hear the demo, and get to know the artist. Those are the first things I always do to figure out how you want this song to turn out. Then I'll get a demo down to tempo, record keys, then drums then layer it up, always keeping you the loop!

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I run Logic, ProTools and Ableton, on an iMac Mini, using a UAD Apollo Twin as my hub, Focusrite preamps, TONS of plugins, reamping with pedals, synths, guitars... the lot. I can give a detailed PDF on request! I also have access to my university studios which have an Avid s6 desk, Neve preamps, distressors, UAD Compressors, Neve EQ's, and a host of mics including, Neuman U87's, Coles and Royer ribbon mics

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: In terms of worship, I love what elevation and Bethel are doing, but also the creativity f other artists like Newworldson or Rend Collective really encourages me to push boundaries. Outside of worship I love everything from Nashville pop like Ben Rector, to funky vulfpeck/Lawrence vibes.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: the most common work I do is online, working with artists on their worship singles/EP's/Albums. I work with both churches and artists, and normally take their demos and add everything to it to turn it into a killer worship album

GenresSounds Like
  • Bethel Music
  • Elevation Worship
  • Hillsong Worship
Gear Highlights
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