Hello! My name is Andy Timko and I'm an independent singer/songwriter/producer currently based in LA. I generally work in the country genre, but I am pumped to work on your project in any genre. Let's make some music!
I am currently taking on clients to work on a variety of projects from acoustic or full production demo tracks for songwriters, demo singing, production, mixing, mastering, etc. I'm down to hear any ideas or pitches, just looking to help someone make music! Feel free to reach out!
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11 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Andy Timko
Working with Andy Timko has been a pleasure; he’s a down to earth guy and vocals of a true country artist very easy going and wants the best for every project he graces. I highly, highly recommend Andy Timko for your next project
Andy Timko I highly recommend working with; not just an amazing singer/songwriter but a great guy in general. Andy took a simple lyric of mine and made a catchy song come to life. Do yourself a favor and make your next project with Andy you will not regret it!
Andy knocked it out of the park once again! Very fast turnaround and very pleasant to work with. He has an undeniably authentic modern country voice on par with any artist on the radio. Thanks again Andy, for a killer job!
Andy sang it out of the ballpark with a grand slam home run!!! What a great guy to work with and super fast turn around. I highly recommend this country super star to anyone lookin for the real deal.
Andy and I work very well together! Chemistry just makes the songs, better.
Always a pleasure to work with Andy! We work well together.
Andy very easy to work with and delivered a great vocal for me
Andy did an amazing job! His version of my song came out exactly as we discussed and as I heard it in my head.Thank you!
Andy was great to work with, he was willing to record again if I wasn’t pleased! He is extremely nice and talented, It’s good finding artists like him on here.
Andy really goes above and beyond with his work, fast communication and great performances, couldn't ask for more!
Really impressed with Andy’s work on my country song as a vocalist and instrumentalist! He really brought it to life, such a strong and emotive singer, really makes you feel the words he sings.
Interview with Andy Timko
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was hired by Michael Klein to write songs on SoundBetter and we ended up recording hem in studio together in Los Angeles. The result was amazing and we've had a great collaborative relationship, and almost 100k streams on Spotify on one of the songs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am working on a few of my own songs, as well as a top line and demo production track for a SoundBetter client.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would recommend K808.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm not a purist, and I believe that either can be great. I think that digital works great in 99.9% of applications, especially with the ways in which music is concerned in 2023.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I will work until they are satisfied with the end result. I want their vision to come to fruition.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the ability to be creative and collaborate with people to create songs that move people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers most commonly ask for my unique take on songs, and to not be overly concerned with a reference track. I generally respond positively, and do my best to make their song as great as I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that I work in a large professional studio, however I have a small mobile setup, that I get a big professional sound from!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Generally I ask them what vibe they are going for, or if they can give me any reference tracks to better understand their vision for their song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say be sure that you are clear in what you are asking your provider for, and once your provider has provided the service and delivered, promptly mark the job complete :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a solar panel or something to produce power, a guitar, microphone, interface, MacBook, and cables. That's 6, but cables don't count :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for over 10 years. My career path has long focused on gigging and performing in clubs around the country. Since the pandemic I have focused on production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Commercial country, meets singer songwriter.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Ernest because he's an incredible songwriter and I'd to make more great songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simple is best! Let the song tell its story and get out of the way.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing and Songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vocally, I bring a male country voice with a lot of uniqueness and character. I can also add acoustic guitar, basic lead parts, additional instrumentation in the style of country and Americana, and I can bring an approach to songwriting that makes the song flow better lyrically, and melodically.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the task, however generally I start with an acoustic guitar and a click track, and build the song around there. If I am writing, I prefer to write with just an acoustic guitar and build the song once written, but I also occasionally write to tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do all of my production work on my MacBook in order to speed up my workflow. I have a simple setup at home with condenser microphones, and a Shure SM7B, run through an Apollo interface. I work in a sound treated room and do all of my work in Logic Pro with a mix of stock and boutique plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by amazing songwriters. I love simple and clean productions that accurately convey a songs meaning, as a result I generally gravitate towards Nashville-style producers and songwriters.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for clients is demo singing, light production work, and songwriting.