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I'm Leighton, and I have done a little bit of everything! I have credits as a songwriter, producer, engineer, session player, and mixer. I got my Bachelor's of Music in Sound Recording Technology from UMass Lowell's esteemed program. Since then, I have been living and working in Nashville, Music City! I have gotten to play and work with top artists and writers, and now I want to help your project in any way you need. I have experience working with projects ranging from entire a capella ensembles and orchestras to intimate singer-songwriter and folk artists.
I pride my work on a good mix of artistic integrity and technical experience. Mixing and producing is about the song and the message of the artist. It can be a simple process with a little compression and EQ, or it can be a very involved project with many layers of soundscape and precise mix moves. Whatever it requires, I want to help you get your work fully realized to exactly what you envision. No project is too big or too small; I will give your project the individual attention and work it deserves.
Let's get your tracks ready for the world to hear!
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3 ReviewsEndorse Leighton Thomas
Leighton is a frequent collaborator and has always been great to work with. We used to mix and produce together before we moved to separate cities, and Leighton was always a huge asset, especially in terms of drums and guitar. He is also an excellent musician and brings deep musical knowledge and energetic performances to any track.
Leighton is a very talented producer. He has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to making your tracks sound amazing. He is an incredible musician and I enjoy working with him.
Leighton has a been incredible to work with through the entirety of all my projects. He takes client concerns seriously, and does his best to apply his skills to their vision to see it maximized!
Interview with Leighton Thomas
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working long-term on a stripped EP for Nashville artist Meg Rilley. I have written and performed with her before, and I'm excited to produce her next project!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Gregory Mahan is a wizard as a mastering engineer! I cannot recommend him highly enough. I've known him for years and is always my first recommendation to my clients for mastering.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: At this point, the digital world is just so easy to work with that it holds a place in any studio. However, I take care to try and use tried and true analog principles in my work. I also have a very high standard when it comes to digital products, so I only use those that are worth mentioning in the same breath as their analog counterparts.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always get another set of ears on it. Whether that's a friend, a colleague, or at minimum your own the next day, make sure your work is heard by someone other than you in the moment. It helps with objectivity to see what's great and what needs some work.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It ranges, but I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by Nashville singer-songwriters at the top of their game. As such, I generally do a lot of pop, country, folk, and rock.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have an extensive knowledge of music theory as well as engineering and technology. I pride myself on having an ability to communicate and execute both artistically as well as technically. In other words, whether you need some help with a guitar part or a chained compression, I am equipped to help with both.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A little bit of everything! I'm most often brought on as a songwriter, producer, and mixing engineer. That can range from writing a song from scratch or developing one further, to playing and producing an entire track around and for an artist, or mixing sound sources from other engineers.