Los Angeles based Billboard Top 40 songwriter, music producer, and composer for directors like Eli Roth. Credits include: CheatCodes, Fetty Wap, CVBZ, The Wrecks. Music featured in, FOX, CBS, HBO, Showtime, MTV, A&E, Netflix, and more.
Music producer, singer, track maker, beat maker, songwriter.
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Interview with Caleb Schultz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Helped write a Billboard Top 40 pop song, with my good friend CVBZ, that Cheat Codes and Fetty Wap were featured in. The song hit number 1 on Radio Disney, and is being featured in the new Adam Sandler movie, which is the most exciting part to me!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The music for a trailer of a film I cannot speak of!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ethan Roberts. He and I work together a lot. Super talented guy, awesome friend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I track with a 1073 preamp, 1176 FET compressor, Puletec style EQ, and an LA2A opto compressor. My vocals dont need a whole lot of extra work in the box after I record them!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll love what we make together!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with other creatives.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you get your vocals to sound that good? Good tracking gear!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That any song can be saved "in post".
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I help you make the song you want to hear?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to hire me, so you're doing great so far.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: iMac, UAD Apollo, Midi controller, Mojave MA-200, iLok.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing Piano in the 2nd grade because my mom struck a deal, and told me I had to do that before I could play drums. Flash forward, I spent about 5 years touring in a variety of different bands, playing the drums and making beats in my spare time. Moved out to Los Angeles and started focusing on producing full time. I've since had my music on Top 40 radio, 10+ TV networks, movie trailers and retail stores in malls across the globe.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A shark who's best friends with a tiger.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Phil Collins for making the most iconic drum Phil of all of humanity. Plus my dad would be stoked.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock / Pop / EDM and a combo of the three at once.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making you go "DAAAANNNGGG!!!" the first time you hear your song back
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fun. Beats that knock and make you move. Well thought out production styles.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually will write a song myself, or with a fellow writer, then produce and sing the song, mix / master. Then depending on the needs of the client, adjust the track accordingly. Then give everyone involved a high five. Or at least and e-high five.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Over 600 square feet with a vocal booth, baby grand piano, drums and some great pre amps, hardware compressors. Located up in the mountains of Box Canyon in Los Angeles.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Feldmann, Johnny Greenwood, Max Martin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production, mix, vocal editing/tuning, master, and usually sing as well!