Hi! My name's Lavelle and I am your everything man! Seriously, you need a song mixed? You need a song recorded? You need the sound to your short film cleaned up? Shoot do you need lyrics written to a song you've produced? I'm here for you. Just so you know I'm not just a big talker I went to Full Sail University and got my B.A in Recording Arts.
From my intro I pretty much said it all. Almost anything you need done to sound I can do for you and at prices that are pretty reasonable if I do say so myself. Right now I work out of a cozy studio in North Hollywood. The studio is a new studio, but it is called The XL Studio. It's running the most current version or Pro Tools and Logic, with a top of the line Neumann M149 Microphone for vocalists to lay down crisp vocals. Also other mic's such as AKG C414, and SM 58's. There are two booths so definitely enough room for a small band setup. I am the head of sound at a production company called Subplot Entertainment (sidenote: if you need anything filmed, music videos, etc... These guys are amazing!). I also work with an independent label Franchise X Entertainment. Although, I have a lot of stuff on my hands I love helping people see their dreams come to life. If I can help by tweaking a few things on your project then I'm happy to help!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Lavelle came through with my whole mixtape Pain of My Reality. He recorded me and we knocked everything out fast then he mixed every song for me. Super happy with the final product. https://soundcloud.com/keemoshae/sets/pain-of-my-reality
Check it out and let me know what you think!
I've worked with Lavelle on countless occasions. He is very professional and easy to work with!
I'm still working with him at the moment on my new EP. My first single Lights Out actually features him check it out on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lights-out-feat.-lavelle-single/id1092957193
He co-wrote and produced it!
Interview with Lavelle
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced a song for the Allen Iverson documentary on Showtime called "Iverson" (go figure). If you watch it all the way through it plays once during the movie and at the final credits.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on a few artists EP's. Hopefully will see some of them out by the end of this year.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am actually pretty knew to the soundbetter game I haven't gotten to explore completely yet but I definitely will do some digging.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Digital has come such a long way since protools 1. I can mix a full jazz album digitally and make it have the same warmth an analog system would give it and unless you've been in the game for 30 years you won't notice. It's also just way more convenient.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise my clients that I will work hard for them to make their vision tangible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: People's reactions to finish product. I love to see how happy people are when they get back their product and it sounds like something they may hear on the radio or on a big album.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "How do I make this a hit?" Usually my answer to this is it's not up to you. People like what they like so unless you're gonna follow the trends and try to hop on every bandwagon you're gonna have to wait for your shot.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's quick. I think a lot of people want everything to be right here and right now. I can honestly say that I can pump out quick mixes but if you want them to be quality you have to be a little patient. I definitely won't have you waiting a month for a mix but don't expect a grammy nominated mix in one day.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When can we start?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you're looking for. The better you can explain your vision the easier it is for us to get you there.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Maschine, Macbook Pro (obviously), Komplete Kontrol, Mbox, and a Blue Bird Mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was definitely not straight. I bounced around to many different careers. I started out producing my Junior year of high school. Then I went to college and found my love for engineering. Then found another love for writing. I would say I've been doing this for a little over 6 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I think the best way to describe my style would be eclectic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love Childish Gambino so definitely would want to throw down with him. He just has such an interesting view and the things he makes connects with me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There is no right way.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A lot of the music I am involved with is Top 40 stuff. So anything pop, hip-hop, R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe my strongest skill is mixing. I for one love it and I think that when you love something it makes you that much better at it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a lot of my experience. I am young but I have accomplished a lot. A lot of my input comes from trial and error and learning from others mistakes. I usually won't bring up a suggestion unless I have something backing it up.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to go through a whole song with a person if I have the chance. From coming up with the melody to laying it all down to mixing it all the way down.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now the studio I work out of has a Presonus Studio Live Board, a Neumann M149, AKGC414, AKG C3000, and a couple sm58's. The speakers I am working on are Adams 5's and a pair of Rokit 8's.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone that I can sit and talk to inspire me. I have worked with a producer/engineer by the name of G1 and he definitely is an inspiration.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A lot of the work I do is mixing and recording. I usually get clients who come into the studio and record with me and usually want me to mix as well.