I'm Travie. Chicago based songwriter and vocal producer. I specialize in vocal production and arrangement. Planning and arranging backing vocals, doubles, and mixing is what I live for.
Based in Chicago, our songwriting community is small, but mighty. I've worked with Brad Kemp (Handsome Naked, Yvie Oddly, Second City Chicago) and so many indie artists like Michael Kurowski, Ari Gato, Chore Boy and J-Bose.
Having struggles arranging backing vocals for your track? Send the tracks my way, I live to for arranging vocals for songs. I'm a huge fan on stacking it on, and stripping away as needed. Audiophile and music lovers discovering new elements to songs when they put in a pair of really good headphones. Let's give them the audio ear candy they crave!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Travis was amazing to work with. Very prompt and exhaustive in giving me a clear understanding of where he wanted me to go with the remix I made for them. Feedback was given swiftly which really helps the overall dynamic of working together. Very professional and talented!
Interview with Travie Austin
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Backing VOX and mixing them is not an easy task. They need purpose, they need to enhance the song AND build it!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you want to transform your song? What are your references?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be ready to play with ideas. Music is our career, but it's also fun. I'd rather provide a lot for you to say no to, than to give you very little to work with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, Mic, Midi Pad, Pop Filter, Keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm a full time stage actor, and made music on the side because it was my escape. In the 7 years I've been making music, I've been learning and improving on the knowledge that I gained in College in my Music Production classes. When the pandemic hit, I dove head first into making music full time and really learning and improving the areas where I was really an amateur when it came to production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soul Pop. (R&B that doesn't know it's Pop) There's a bit a swag, a bit of sass, and a bit of soul. Which encompasses my entire personality.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jacob Collier, his musical brain is insane and if I could be in the room with it for just a few moments, I know I would learn so much.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Our goal is to enhance the song and highlight the lead (whatever that may be), not to distract from it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Pop, Electro Pop, Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing, Vocal Arranging.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth, Smoothes, and tonal layers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending the style of songs and the complexity of the arrangement, I could spend anywhere from 24 Hours - 7 Days flushing out the vocal production of a song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X user, studio mic set up, Antares, WAVES Plug Ins (superfan)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: MNEK, Jacob Collier, JoJo, James Arthur, Brandy, Little Mix
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting - Lyrics, Vocal Production