I'm a recording/mixing engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York. @BobbyKatz on Instagram
Hello! Welcome to my Soundbetter page.
My name is Bobby Katz. I'm first and foremost a music lover and music maker. I hold a bachelors and masters degree in music from NYU and have over ten years of engineering experience. I specialize in making music with real instruments so if you're looking for someone to record or mix your singer-songwriter, folk, americana, or jazz track I'm your guy! I'm also available to track acoustic/electric guitar and saxophone for your project remotely. My musical background is in jazz and folk music. I studied jazz saxophone at NYU and am a professional saxophonist in NYC. As a folk musician, my girlfriend and I have a singer-songwriter, folk/pop project under the artist name "Bobbylene" (Go check us out on Spotify!) I look forward to hearing from you and working on your next project!
Check me out on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jVjfrQxk5Ume1XLK0UdxM?si=Mc_x8xlhT7C9QuMhDMP2Qg
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2 ReviewsEndorse Bobby Katz
As Brandon Lambert's collaborator, I echo everything he said in his review. Five stars is not enough. Bobby was not only extremely competent, knowledgeable, prompt, AND professional, he went above and beyond to ensure our project was a success. We'll be back.
Creative endeavors are tricky, and it's hard to know who to trust with your time and money. You can trust Bobby.
If I could give Bobby six stars, I would. He's that good.
The recording sessions were well-prepped, extremely smooth, and most importantly FUN. Bobby has a great sense of humor and really knows what he's doing. He worked great with all eight of my vocalists, and made them feel right at home.
The mixing and mastering process was equally outstanding. He gets exactly the sound you're looking for and implements any notes quickly.
I look forward to working with Bobby again in the future!
Interview with Bobby Katz
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer - he's the man and my favorite songwriter. Also, his mixes are my favorite of them all in terms of their warmth, clarity, and fullness.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In addition to mixing for various clients, my girlfriend (Marlene) and I are currently working on writing and recording a new EP. You can check out our songs on Spotify or any other streaming service (Bobbylene).
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-songwriter, folk, country, acoustic pop, and jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is bringing new production ideas to a project. Whether that be adding an electric guitar line in the pre-chorus, finding a harmony line for the chorus, etc. I'm a music theory nerd and an avid songwriter/producer, so I always enjoy discovering new possibilities for a song to help bring it to life!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio space consists of a Pearl drum kit, a Yamaha grand piano, a Focusrite Clarett audio interface, and an assortment of microphones including a Shure SM7B, Miktek microphones, and more!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I specialize in recording and mixing music with real instruments, spanning from folk, to pop/rock, to jazz. I also offer remote tracking services on guitars and saxophone.