Can you share one music production tip?
BE DECISIVE. Know what you want, but also be flexible and take advice from others, because no one can hear things the way others do all the time.
What type of music do you usually work on?
lately I've been getting a lot of edm, house, trap projects. I also mess around with pop, r&b, jazz and I am classically trained.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a home studio based out of Los Angeles, CA. I have all the basics to produce a clean, quality vocal track. I work with Logic X mostly. As far as microphones go i have either a c214 or blue spark.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do referencing work and top line writing. I sing other people's songs so they have a good sounding demo that they can either shop or present. I also get a lot of work collaborating with producers who need a vocal melody and lyrics written for already existing tracks.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Recent releases on Spotify of my EP "Sober Heart" and a track with the deep house producer Bailo.
What are you working on at the moment?
Recently I've been working on a couple collaborations with future bass producers set to release at the end of the year hopefully.
Analog or digital and why?
Trick question!! It depends on what I'm using the tracks for!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That it will be done right and that they will be 100% satisfied with my work.
What do you like most about your job?
I'm doing something I truly love and making a living doing it :) there's nothing better than that!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How quickly I can get a track done. Most times it takes me a couple of hours once I get in the studio. Turn around never takes more than a week unless I have a lot of clients at once.
Do I work alone? Sometimes I bring in an engineer friend if need be.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That the only way a musician can be successful is by "making it big".
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What their intensions are with what they're trying to produce/where it's going. What they expect from me. What their budget is.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Know what genre you're going for an find someone that is passionate about that genre. It's always easier to get something good out of a singer when they really love the song theyre singing.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
noise cancelling headphones, Macbook pro with logic pro x or protools installed, acoustic guitar, speakers, a good quality camera.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've always been into music since i was little. Started voice lessons at 13, went to college for vocal performance and now am pursuing a career in pop.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'm really into what the chainsmokers and flume are doing right now. i think that they have a very innovative style of electro pop music that sounds fresh and new.
What's your strongest skill?
my voice is very versatile and I can sing almost any genre. I also have a pretty decent range when belting.
What do you bring to a song?
versatility, energy and the ability to work quickly.
What's your typical work process?
When presented with a song, first i listen to get a feel for the genre and style, then a few more times to learn the vocal melodies and rhythm. Ill sing through a couple times and then when recording will take the song piece by piece, sometimes line by line if need be.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am always inspired by musicians who have a true passion and immensely enjoy what they do.They could be other singers, instrumentalists or engineers.