Simon Cripps

Producer/Beat Maker/Composer

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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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    The great job and good understanding of the client's wishes!

Interview with Simon Cripps

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: Take your time choosing providers - this is your craft you are opening up, which is a very personal process.

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

  6. A: I've been teaching for 12 years, and working in production for the last 2.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Organic, versatile and evolving!

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

  10. A: I'd love to work with Death Cab For Cutie - I love the sounds of all their records over the years.

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

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Allheart. - Afterglow

I was the Producer, Vocal producer and writier in this production

Terms Of Service

- Very flexible - turnaround can be as quick as you need. - As many revisions and tweaks as you need, within reason! - Additional costs for session musicians.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lennon Stella
  • Oh Wonder
  • Death Cab for Cutie
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann KH 120 monitors
  • UAD Apollo 8
  • Focusrite ISA pres
  • Kemper Profiler
  • huge range of VSTs including Spitfire
  • Output and Arturia.... And many more
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