Offering budget conscious production, composition and mixing for those looking for a step up in quality! In house producer for YouTube success Grace Grundy (over 100,000,000 Spotify streams and 120K+ Youtube subs).
I'm an approachable and personable producer looking to get as much experience as possible, especially with those on a tight budget.
I can compose and create to your brief with a flexible but creative approach - start productions from scratch, help finish and arrange projects already started, and provide mixes/masters.
I am based in my home studio, and would love to assist those who need low cost but professional, stylistic and quality service. My main style of production covers organic, ambient/atmospheric and soft pop, which can branch over to indie pop, hip-hop and as far as heavy rock - but I'll happily consider anything for the experience.
I specialise in live drum production and vocal arrangement, and can draft in many other session musicians, including vocalists, guitarists and keys players.
I come from 12 years of drum teaching, with a 1st class degree in Popular Music. I'm happy to consider anything to extend my experience and learning opportunities - just drop me a line.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Simon Cripps
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To go above and beyond to make sure they are happy with the final product - I appreciate their trust getting me involved in their art.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your time choosing providers - this is your craft you are opening up, which is a very personal process.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been teaching for 12 years, and working in production for the last 2.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic, versatile and evolving!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Death Cab For Cutie - I love the sounds of all their records over the years.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like the think I bring depth and an organic vibe (unless not wanted), and a musical ear in regards overall impact and emotion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to clients and reference their ideas a lot! From finding sounds to mixing, my process is always open and sympathetic to their vibe and needs. I love to get a song mapped out in its bare form first, then build from there. This is when I spend time fine tuning sounds and instruments, but not at the expense of creative flow - especially when working with someone else.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have small home studio I have built and acoustically treated, with means of recording all instruments. I have a selection of guitars, Kemper profiler, some outboard Focusrite ISA pres, running through a UAD Apollo. Mics include Shure SM7b, Aston Microphones and Rode. I monitor through Neumann KH120 with Sonarworks correction. I have plants, lamps and prints on the wall. I love hanging out in here!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and ghost production, composing and arrangements. A drummer at the core - although play multiple instruments for composition. I love working on ambient and atmospheric works, and heavy rock too.