Fritz Gillis

Professional Audio Services

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Wanna go for a ride?

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.

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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.

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

Interview with Fritz Gillis

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

  2. A: Yep.

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

  4. A: How did you get here?

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

  6. A: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Home. I prefer to use other's studios if we need to do live tracking.

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

  10. A: Rock, pop, and post

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

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

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  18. A: Try. Fail. Try. Fail. Try. Fail.Succeed.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Listening.

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

  22. A: Rock, pop and electronic.

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

  24. A: Double tracking your synthesizers.

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

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

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Mega swag.

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

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

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

  32. 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

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

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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 :)

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

  44. 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.

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Static Life by Fritz Gillis (ft. Kelsey Muse)

I was the co-producer, primary song writer, synth programmer, and post-production editor in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Eagles Of Death Metal
  • She Wants Revenge
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools
  • Ableton
  • Plugin-Alliance
  • Eventide
  • Arturia
  • Native Instruments
  • SM7B
  • Revive Audio Scarlette Solo
  • Vintage Audio M12-Solo
  • Fender Strat
  • Modded Squire P-Bass with EMG Actives
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