I've spent the last 40 years recording tracks including Piano, Organ, Orchestration, Producing, Tuning Vocals, Mixing various Gospel, Country Artist. My forte would be Dubbing Keyboard Parts and Orchestration work. Work includes the largest show in The South East, The Carolina Opry, Daryle Singletary, Rhet Akins and John “Bo Duke Schneider.
Profile Picture is me in the middle surrounded by David Hungate (Toto, Grease) Fame on the left and Eddie Bayers Jr. The most recorded drummer in country music history on the right.
Multiple Number top 40 hits in Country and Gospel
Credits include, The Carolina Opry, Dixie Jubilee, Daryle Singletary, Rhett Akins, John “Bo Duke” Schneider, T. Graham Brown, Tom “Luke Duke” Wopat, Jimmy Fortune, Grayson Hughes, Georgette Jones, Chad Brock, Jeff Carson, Ben “Cooter”Jones, David Kersh, The Greenes, The Easter Brothers, Michael English, Bruce Hedrick, The Anchormen, Ann Downing and Barbara Fairchild.
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Interview with Tim Sidden
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have a ton but the most meaningful is a project I recorded for Bruce Hedrick. Check Youtube. We ended up with 4 number 1 single in Christian Country Music. And Bruce is one of the coolest guys I know.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Yes.. on three projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't believe I know anyone.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I grew up in the analog world so that is my first choice but digital is much easier to record in and a lot faster.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work on your song project until you are happy... within reason. As with the question above, be prepared to send me samples of work you love and resemble the project that we will be working on.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The end result.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the end goal for the song/s you would like me work on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared and be ready to provide samples of music that you like that closely resembles what you're looking for in the song you are wanting to record. We can not read your mind and samples of music that you like helps us provide you with tracks you will be happy with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Piano, Harmonica and I would be happy. Im assuming this island would not have electricity. :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started working in the studio as a session musician in the Carolinas when I was 16 years old at Granite City Recording Studios. Which was primarily a Southern Gospel Studio. During that time we tracked hundreds of sessions. Mostly part-time groups and artist. It was a great learning experience for me. Over time I have been fortunate to work on some great projects with great musicians and Artist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Micheal Mcdonald, Matt Rollings Gordon Mote.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: You! When I am involved in a song. My only vision is to make you sound the best that I can.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. This applies to anything musical. Another tip. Effects are meant to make your Vocals and Instrumentation to sound natural. Anything more is two much unless you're trying to achieve a certain sound effect.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Country, Gospel, Funk, Old School R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Keys Piano Organ and Orchestration.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 30 plus years of experience. I will give my all to your song. I love working with the client to bring out the best in your track.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I am recording overdubs, the client will usually send me a stereo mix and from there I will add any variation of key to it including orchestration at the customers request. If I am producing from the ground up and meeting the client is not an option, I will request a rough recording of song where I will record basic tracks and correspond with the client to make sure I am heading in the right direction. We will work together until the client is happy and the song or CD is complete.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Digital Performer10 Including the latest version of Native Instruments. East West Sounds. ToonTrack, Izotope, Soundspot, NoiseAsh 2getheraudio and Meldaproduction
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite Piano Players are Matt Rollings, Gordon Mote and Gary Prim, all Nashville Session Musicians.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Piano, Organ, Orchestration and Production work including Vocals Full Band Tracks.