I don't believe in cutting corners Im here to make magic. Trusted by one of the biggest producers around - Tommee Proffitt for session guitar work and editing. Ive produced songs on ABC's Greys anataomy and other ABC promotions. I love all types making music but my unique gifting probably best seen in the pop, indie pop, and alternative world.
I started out with Christian music producing and working for several Christian artists. After cutting my teeth in some of the biggest churches in the US I diverted energy to diving into recording and producing guitars, keys, bass, and programming drums for all types of projects. I focused mainly on pop, indie pop, singer songwriter, and alternative vibes. I am proficient at vocals, keys, guitars, bass, and programming. I work in Ableton, Pro Tools, and Logic. I have been playing music for most of my life, I started seriously writing songs, producing and arranging about 5 years ago.
I can offer full production of song from 0 to being able to release ready. I can cut guitars, keys, bass, or vocals for your song, I have great gear so if you are in Nashville I can also offer recording as well.
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Interview with MR RACER
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My friend Tommee Proffitt has had me work on several hi light projects! last year I printed stems and turn in files for the record he produced for NF, cut guitars for an Avril Lavigne song (unreleased), got to sing on his Christmas record, and wrote several songs with Nashville's legendary Trent Dabbs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: singles and record for the artist DANIEL SAINT BLACK, singles for several other artists as well.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Reed Pittman - amazing piano player and person.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both. There are advantages to both - digital is clean and easy (no maintenance) - I love the way analog stuff feels... to turn knobs or push buttons its creative for me.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll always give my best, and always aim to make whatever they have in their head come to life in the music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: ALL OF IT - I can't believe I get to make music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: usually its about gear that I use, mix tricks, or production tricks. I am an open book I love sharing the process behind everything.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that its easy, or that it doesn't take much time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you listening to? What motivates you? why do you do what you do? What do you do to recharge and refresh?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try your best to nail down the vision for what you hope to accomplish ahead of time and come up with a clear way to communicate what you hope to do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: prophet synth, some kind of guitar, sm7b, some sort of old neve desk with eq and comp, and otari 2 track tape recorder.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar when i was pretty young and eventually ended up playing music in church. Church music lead to working for christian bands and artists and that taught me how to arrange, produce, and write. Ive been seriously recording and growing my craft for about 5 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: simple, tasteful, and lush.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: labrinth. I think because he would just be amazing to hang out with and I know i would learn a ton!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: record everything quiet - head room is amazing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: all kinds but this year mainly pop, singer songwriter, and some tv and film stuff.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Genuine care for people and music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The space and freedom to create whatever is in your heart and soul, the ability to help you dig deep and find the best version of what you want to create, and the tools to make it all sound legit.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start with the tactile things, what feels good in the room. If its an instrument part, drum sound, or anything just generally inspiring. I then take the initial inspiration and leverage ableton or pro tools to bring the full idea to life. I also love the art of using simplicity to approach songs with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a studio next to my home that is called the "MOTO SHOP" it is an old garage that i converted into a studio space and it is themed after if an old italian motorcycle shop owner made a modern studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love everything that Labrinth does. I am also super inspired by everything that Harry Styles, LEON, and Lennon Stella have been up to. Producer wise of course Ludwig Goransson Jeff Bhasker and Rick Rubin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It has varied a lot this year from the following: Producing the song, recording and producing vocals, guitars, keys, bass, and programming drums. I have had a good mix of doing all of them pretty evenly.