Chris Commisso

80s Synth/Keys/Producer/Vox

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Looking for those awesome 80s vibes? Hi I'm Chris & my collaborations as synth/keys player, producer, singer & songwriter with various artists have garnered well over 10 million streams & counting on Spotify ect.

SYNTH/KEYS
Those awesome 80s are what I do best. Custom synth parts, bass lines, solos, soft pop, RnB, new wave & nasty FUNK! Wether you're going for something that sounds straight out of the 80s or you need it to sound fresh & new for 2023, I've got ya covered.

VOX
My vocals are on the smoother side, a little jazzy & def throwback.

PRODUCER
Sounds that influence my work come from 80s acts such as Prince, Janet Jackson, Vanity 6, Ray Parker Jr, The Time, Harold Faltermeyer, Cameo, Thomas Dolby, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, Culture Club, DeBarge, Al B Sure, Zapp, The Pointer Sisters, The System, Klymaxx, The Jets, Howard Jones, Jody Watley, Michael Jackson, Alexander O'Neal & Chuckii Booker to name a few.

Modern day 80s influenced artists that I vibe off of include Charlie Puth, Harry Styles, Owl City, Louis Cole & Magdalena Bay.

I work fast & will do my very best to bring your vision to life. Hit me up if you have any questions!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Languages

  • English

17 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Dave B.
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    Another fantastic session with Chris - Great Value, great speed, great service... Thank you.

  2. Review by Dave B.
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    Took instructions very well, great communication, fast delivery and humble and open to revisions. His singing is great, great timing, great interpretation, where asked, he delivered the exact thing we wanted, but also I asked him in places to make it his own, and he has great ideas - NO TUNING NEEDED! We added synth parts after the fact, and it's safe to say Chris can Jam! - The boy has chops! - If you want your life to be easy, and you want to collaborate with a professional, just hire Chris,

  3. Review by Josh
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    Chris is the man! An incredibly kind person as well as an amazing player! You won't regret hiring him for you project!

  4. Review by Jonathan L.
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    Chris is super awesome to work with. I've worked with several other online producers and Chris is top tier. Not only is the quality there, but the speed in which he completes a track is astounding! Highly recommend and I will personally work with him on future projects. Before and after samples below.
    Before: https://s.disco.ac/zbvypwryzwdq
    After: https://s.disco.ac/gffxeytugmtz

  5. Review by Tim G.
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    Chris was amazing how he gave me more than I expected. He really brought the song alive with his perfect harmonies and backgrounds. And he is fast! I will definitely work with him again.

  6. Review by Elvic K.
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    Chris! Just delivered the funkiest Keys/synth for my song. Clean, fast, and professional. I recommended you work with him if you want your track stand. Thanks, man!

  7. Review by Traci W.
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    Chris delivered superb vocals! He was so friendly, kind and detail oriented with everything. I love to feel all the emotions through the vocals and was not disappointed. So talented! Would definitely recommend!!

  8. Review by Kyle M.
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    Very happy with the synth parts Chris added! Will definitely be using him on more songs!!!

  9. Review by Julie G.
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    Chris is awesome! Very personable, quick responses to messages, and he took the time to know and understand exactly what I was looking for with my mix. Highly recommended!

  10. Review by Benji M.
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    Chris was brilliantly professional, so friendly and original!
    He seems to understand my ideas, even when I don't articulate them with 'proper music terms'. He just gets it!
    Already can't wait to work with him again!

  11. Review by Jeff C.
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    Chris Did a great job fast really got the feel of the song very happy would use again

  12. Review by Phaius W.
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    Another fun song with another fantastic result! Chris is always a pleasure to work with and he's extremely skilled as well.

  13. Review by Brian S.
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    Chris took my demo and intuitively came up with a phenomenal track amazingly quickly. I added my vocals and sent him the stems to be mixed and mastered into the final song. I HIGHLY recommend Chris for not only his amazing musician and arranging skills but if you listen to any of his work you see that he’s got an incredible ear and technical skills for making absolutely DOPE mixes! I’ll definitely be back for another collaboration for sure!

  14. Review by Mahmoudy K.
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    Chris was a pleasure to work with. Cordial, professional, unbelievably swift with his responses and attentive to detail. Absolutely plan to use his services again. He was responsive and more than open to suggestions, delivered earlier than the deadlines and produced quality material. A real talent and joy to work with.

  15. Review by Jonathan L.
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    Alright! Chris is the real deal and I have proof!(Below is before and after links) I needed help producing out a demo and Chris managed to pull it off with short notice in just a few days! I'm blown away and will hire him for future projects and you should too!:)

    Before: https://s.disco.ac/brnqopkdncij
    After: https://s.disco.ac/gjnrvwseodxz

  16. Review by Phaius W.
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    Truly amazing to work with! The finished product absolutely blew my mind. I sent in a song to get vocals put on it and Chris did such an excellent job of integrating his style into my song.

  17. Review by Benji M.
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    Man's a genius! Gave Chris a few reference tracks of the kind of vibe I wanted, and he hit the nail on the head first time! Replies fast, amazing quality work, I couldn't recommend this guy enough! Thanks Chris!

Interview with Chris Commisso

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Several years back I wrote & recorded a song called "Candice Wore Her Converse." It was early in my production game so I know I could do a better job today, but I wanted to write something that summed up my vibe in life which is "It's ok to be the outcast, the misfit. Just shine & be you!" The lyric follows a girl who shows up by herself to her prom wearing black & white converse hi-tops with her dress. She gets strange looks ect but gets out there on the dance floor by herself & struts her stuff! That's me in a nutshell, a non conformist, a bit of a misfit, always willing to try something new & be true to myself even if it's not widely accepted.

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

  4. A: I'm currently recording lots of original music for my solo project

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Phaius W also known as "Pulsar Glitch" is a synth producer I've worked with & he's awesome

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

  8. A: That I will work my hardest to make sure their vision is realized. I'll work quickly & as a team player who's there to support them & help them create the music that excites their soul.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Creating music is pure joy

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That as producers we just throw a bunch of loops together & instantly have a song. There is sooooo much that goes into creating a great track. It doesn't always have to be a difficult procedure of course, but a lot more thought & care goes into producing a song than most people would ever know.

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

  14. A: Let us know exactly what you're looking for in terms of the final product. Letting us know what artists or songs sound like what you're going for is very helpful too. In the end, we want you to be thrilled about our work together!

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

  16. A: Ensoniq VFX synth, Linn Drum machine, Fairlight CMI, Shure SM7B mic & a nice sounding acoustic guitar.

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

  18. A: I was on stage at age 6 singing in my parents family band. Music has always been my career choice.

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

  20. A: I have a few...Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis would be amazing! Morris Day of the Time would be a hoot! He's so fun & funky & I'd love to produce a party track for him. Charlie Puth would be awesome. We have similar styles & he def knows pop music. And finally Finneas. Even though our styles are very different, I think he's an incredible innovator & songwriter. Sitting in the studio & vibing with that guy would surely bring forth some crazy cool tracks.

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

  22. A: Less is more. It's very tempting to go crazy & layer ten thousand things when creating your masterpiece, but every track you record can potentially steal from another. Too many ingredients mess things up. Find the key ingredients that really make the song work, then mix them together until they pop & punch! Meat & potatoes baby....meat & potatoes.

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

  24. A: 80s sounding funk, RnB & soul

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

  26. A: My gifts are my sense of melody & layering sounds. I'm very soulful & funky, but was also brought up on music like the Beach Boys & The Carpenters so I have the unique ability to marry silky sounds with dirty grooves.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I run everything through Reason 12, Yamaha HS8 monitors, Akai MPK controller boards, Arturia synth plugins among many others & a Korg Prologue analogue synth to round things out.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My sense of melody

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Analog...love those 70s / 80s vibes.

  33. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  34. A: How do I get my song to sound like (insert fav artist). My answer is, we can always move in that direction & sometimes it's fun to replicate what you've already heard, but music that stands the test of time is usually fresh & new sounding...and that happens by combining old vibes with new vibes.

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

  36. A: I want to make sure I'm the right fit for them, so I ask them who their inspirations are & what they want the song we're working on together to sound like.

  37. Q: How would you describe your style?

  38. A: Fun, funky, groovy & gorgeous

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

  40. A: Rhythm is one of the most important ingredients in today's music, so I try to find the groove & feel of things first & get a killer beat going. Then I lock the bass line in with the drums & sprinkle the keys on top. My goal is to pull from past inspirations, but always create something new, fresh, funky & beautiful sounding. Once the track is built, I add & layer vocals. I do a lot of fine tuning to make sure those vocals pop, but sit in the mix nicely & compliment the groove.

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

  42. A: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are two of my fav music producers! Prince, Michael Jackson, The Time, George Michael, Scritti Politti & Alexander O Neal are among some of my absolute fav artists. Current producers that inspire me are Charlie Puth & Finneas.

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

  44. A: I do a lot of vintage synth work playing chord patterns, solos, bass lines ect. I also produce for artists looking for those 80s vibes in either a full out nostalgic track or one that's more current sounding but with those retro vibes.

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GenresSounds Like
  • George Michael
  • Prince
  • Charlie Puth
Gear Highlights
  • Reason 12
  • Korg Prologue
  • Yamaha DX7
  • Arturia V plugins
  • Roland cloud
  • Yamaha Motif
  • LinnDrum
  • Casio CZ 5000
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