I joined the music industry in Dallas in Summer of 2015. I was very nervous and excited; I never knew I would carry this feeling with me still in this present day. I aspire primarily to get more into music publishing.

I specialize in pop songwriting and singing, but it doesn't hold me back from learning other genres. When I joined the music industry in 2015, I expected to become a pop singer/performer. After realizing my love and privacy in the studio, I decided I wanted to make a killing being a session singer/songwriter.

In the first three months of my career, I sent vocals to five different countries all around Europe. On average, my week looks like tackling three to five songs depending who decides to work with me. I have a strict schedule pertaining my projects and make sure I send bounces as fast as possible so that way I can get to the next thought or idea.

Sometimes recording never feels like work to me. Often times I look at a song like a puzzle and wonder how I can make it one complete picture. Either I take an idea from the producer or I reflect on my own. Either way, I love the concept of making something meaningful and something relatable.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Neumann TLM 193
  • Equitek e200

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Moe Monroe

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I think when I started working on my first album. I was knew to the studio and felt the magic. I'd like to keep that spark for always.
What are you working on at the moment?
A dance song, progressive house!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I don't, but I'm sure everyone's doing a good job!
Analog or digital and why?
I would have to say analog, there's more to a sound processed analog than in digital. As far as using, I only know digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I won't let you down. I will swallow my pride always to complete your vision. Your suggestion is everything to me.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to work from home. I have weekends off when I decide and I have complete control of what I do.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
It really varies, most of it is engineering questions as far as what I use, if I compress, if I eq, if I autotune.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I will get it in the first try. Rarely I get so lucky it's a complete masterpiece if one shot. It takes a little patience and if you're not feeling it, I don't mind revision. It's your project.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I ask them the mood of the song, genre if it's not given, and sub genre if I'm at a loss with the tempo.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Give strong criticism, give timing parameters so we know how your song is structured and stay in contact.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I would bring a phone, a satellite, 24 pack of water, sleepingbag, a skilled assassin to ally with.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Originally performer, but now songwriter, session singer.
How would you describe your style?
Strong, raspy, high, pop diva.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A prog house producer. I'd like to know more of the style of this genre.
Can you share one music production tip?
I always have to eq. if you like a singer and use them frequently, have your side chains saved.
What type of music do you usually work on?
LATELY PROG HOUSE. It's totally fine, but I do adore pop. I would love a pop song to help collaborate on, haha.
What's your strongest skill?
Staying consistent and interactive. Most of the time I will get perplexed by something and I have to make sure you're digging the work so far. I seek approval badly to make sure the song is okay.
What do you bring to a song?
Most of the time clients say I remind them of a certain someone. I take advantage of that and add familiarity. I bring a young mind to a song, I also go for pop diva in most of my work.
What's your typical work process?
Most of the time I'll send a complete track and I'll seek guidance what I can fix. After that I send bounces of the verse and choruses separate to seek review. If it passes I further into the song with harmonies and ad-libs to add a build to the song for review. If everything checks out I combine it all together and send the stems I need to the producer.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I record from my bedroom. Everything has been a hammy-down from some great friends in music publishing as far as my mics and tascam. I use a spacepro vocal shield, logic x pro and that's really all.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Production wise, I look to my friends who help me. Singing wise, I look up to a lot of singers. I try to keep cycle of three trending artists and combine that with my own style.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Normally I get a prog. house song, I've noticed it's been taking over lately. I get timings of when to sing and when to end it. I send updates to make sure a client is down with the idea or not, if not, I think of something better.