Fritz Gillis

Professional Audio Services

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I am high octane and want to take your work to the next level. Tell me about your project and I will do my best BASF impersonation.

Having apprenticed in Nashville, TN, I have obtained some level of expertise as a producer, post-production editor, bassist, song-writer, synthesist and audio programming. I specialize in rock, pop, and electronic music -- with a keen interest in obtaining more skills in hip-hop.

For production gigs, price does not include studio time and musicians, as much modern production does not include these. If you want them, expect a higher budget.

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Audio Example: Kelsey Muse - Static Life
Song written by Kelsey Muse & Ryan Donnells*
Executive Producer | Steve Werbelow
Creative Producer | Fritz Gillis
Recorded by Steve Werbelow
Mixed by Jarod "Radio" Snowden
Mastered by David Williams

Vocals | Kelsey Muse
Drums | Marcus Finnie
Bass | Justin Shneider
Guitar | Danny Burnette
Synth Programming | Fritz Gillis

*Fritz' real-life alias.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Fritz Gillis

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

  2. A: Yolo Lisa - I Didn't Do It | I produced, edited and mixed this song, and it was noticed immediately by Muzooka curators. Felt amazing, and would love to bring this level of commitment to a more...cohesive...band unit.

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

  4. A: Mixing my band's songs we recorded last year. We are in permanent hiatus.

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

  6. A: I have not yet searched le data base.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. Because you can't afford analog. But really, both, if you can afford it.

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

  10. A: If you have any level of talent, I will bring it out of you and will deliver a value beyond the budget. However, please note that there is still a budget :)

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

  12. A: The process of creation. Watching the artist unfold their art to the audience. The magic of connecting our existence through music and performance. It is beautiful.

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

  14. A: Can you make me sound like _______ . Actually...TBH I have never gotten asked this; but my mentor was asked this constantly and I think it needs to be addressed. I can only make you sound like a less sloppy/out of tune version of yourself. You need to have some level of talent.

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

  16. A: That it is cheap or not required. I wish I could go back to my original producers, pay them what they were worth and apologize for my delusions.

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

  18. A: What do you want to be? What do you want this to be? How do you think we can get there?

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

  20. A: You need to want to spend money. If you don't want to spend money, then wait until you can. I have been you, and did not spend money or seek those who could. Now I am producer instead of on your TV.

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

  22. A: Assuming you have that thing of which I am to record... An SM57, a UAD Apollo, a MacBook Pro, a Neve 1073 and a U-47

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

  24. A: Honestly, I love music. I love technology. I can't seem to quit either. Since I was 17?

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Mega swag.

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

  28. A: Josh Homme. Because I am an idiot.

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

  30. A: Double tracking your synthesizers.

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

  32. A: Rock, pop and electronic.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening.

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

  36. A: Passion, creativity and ingenuity. You'd be surprised at what I can do w/ your work. Sure, I can leave your song alone...but typically my value is in how I can enhance the feel, vibe, emotion, etc...

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

  38. A: Try. Fail. Try. Fail. Try. Fail.Succeed.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I am mobile, and prefer to use other's studios if we need to do live tracking.

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

  42. A: Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Rock, Butch Vig, Flea, Rick Ruben, Josh Homme

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

  44. A: Rock and pop music production, with some substantial post production gigs earlier in the year.

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Gear Highlights
  • ProTools
  • Ableton
  • UAD Apollo
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