From rock to indie, groove, metal, funk, pop, RnB, hip hop, etc... I've worked on it! Spent the last 10 years touring for MANY different acts and the last 4 years producing. I am a songwriter and best know for my vocal and bass work.
My focus is always to make your song better by highlighting your great songwriting with well-thought-out instrumentation shaping my guitar and bass lines to perfectly bring your song to life.
My background is rather eclectic. I grew up on radio pop which influenced my songwriting structures but then toured as a hired guitarist in indie rock/grunge acts and playing moody ambient guitar in my local church when I was off the road.
My main forte is Indie rock the likes of Copeland, Circa Survive, O'brother, Manchester Orchestra, etc...
Ya know... like, big badass guitar rock.
After 10 years of professional touring with many different-sounding acts, I'm able to tailor my sound to whatever it is your project might need.
In the last 4 years I've been non-stop producing any and every project I can get my hands on just to keep pushing my production skill. My home studio is exclusively where I spend all of my time these days.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
5 ReviewsEndorse Tyndell
Tyndell is an insanely solid musician in every respect. His guitar proficiency and tones are unmatched, his voice is unique and refreshing, and his songwriting is thorough and intricate. Tyndell will bring a fresh perspective to your track and help bring your song to the next level. I've worked with him on a few projects over the years, and each one has been one of my proudest to be a part of. Tyndell gives other engineers and musicians a major run for their money.
Have worked with Tyndell for several years on multiple projects. He’s always been able to hear a vision or idea for a project and rise to the occasion. Performing or producing, Tyndell is able to serve the songs and the art on his plate.
Ty is an extremely talented and practiced vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. He is a pleasure to collaborate with and his passion for every project he is working on is inspiring. I'd especially recommend any guitar-focused rock artists that want a skilled, unique sonic vision to help them out to hire Ty.
Working with Ty was a dream. He was not only friendly and welcoming but he truly understood what I was going for with my song. I will be returning to him for future projects and have recommended him to plenty of musician friends as well. 10/10 great experience.
Very quick turnaround, understood the vibe and necessary pieces to the song, stellar performance!
Interview with Tyndell
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Musically, designing strong top line melody. Also, probably lyrics.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The flexibility and the collaboration! I love making music but making music with OTHERS and brainstorming to come up with an end result that is better than any of us could have come up with on our own is such an accomplishing feeling.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That all I do is vibe and sing all day in my studio and work on music for free haha.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Aside from a full length record for my own band, I'm currently working on a few bass tracks for some friends' upcoming singles as well as producing a folk-ish record for a very talented client and I've been working on some theme songs for a couple podcasts.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: my go-to is digital only because it's easy access. I have everything I could need in plug-in form on my computer HOWEVER analog is very fun when I have the opportunity to work with the right gear. Of course analog is preferable. Digital is just very portable. I'm always working even on the go so it's nice when I can edit from a coffee shop or bus if I need to and I don't necessarily need to physically be in my studio when we're not actually tracking.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: A big one for me is "How indulgent will you allow me to be on this track?" We're talking about is there room in your track that you're looking for me to fill with flare/personality or are you hoping to keep it simple to leave more room for other elements? If someone wants bass tracked for example, I need to ask "Do you just want me to stick to the root notes and keep it simple for you?" That might be all the client needs. I do get hired for my particular style a lot but I do need to ask before being too "self-indulgent" on a bass/guitar part for a client just so that we can confirm we're on the same page.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Knowing how to communicate is more important than knowing what you want. COMMUNICATION is key. Don't be afraid to call/FaceTime/Zoom to get a real conversation (other than text/email) going so that we can be on the same page. Providers like myself are here for YOU and WANT you to feel amazing about your end result so don't be afraid to speak up. Don't just hire someone because they're good at the job you need; hire someone you feel good about having a working relationship with. That chemistry is important too! Trust your gut with people.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Interface, Condenser mic, midi keyboard, acoustic guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always only been this. Other than being a bombass barista... I've been playing studying music literally my entire life. Professionally, I've been in the game as a touring guy for 10 years now and I've been producing (and ever learning) for the last 4 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Think Kurt Cobain covering Micheal Jackson with Muse as the backing band.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ryan Tedder of One Republic. He's THE song writer of our day and consistently writes the biggest bangers from your favorite artists. i.e. 'Sucker' by the Jonas Brothers Also, Anthony Green is my IDOL
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over think your gear choices. Whatever you're working with likely is more than sufficient. This goes for outboard gear, plug-ins, mics, brand of guitars, mic positioning. Don't get me wrong, those can all contribute to important details and really make great audio. I've stressed over that stuff before only to find out later that my 1st or 2nd take (out of literally 100) were more than fine and I wasted a lot of time on details that I was just overthinking.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-songwriter, indie rock, folk, rock, alt rock, pop punk
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It is very important to me that we both feel confident and clear about what I'm about to do to your track even before I get started. As an artist myself, I know how hard it can be sometimes to give your project into someone else's hands. I want YOU to feel like I brought this to life in the exact way, if not a better way, that you had imagined. I can definitely bring you great guitar, bass, keys of many styles that will sound great sonically but my main pride is in the writing of a part. I really enjoy looking for opportunities to write a part that serves your song and maybe even takes it next level. I have no problem just laying down some basic chords if thats all you need but I do also look for ways to design a line around, let's say, your vocal melody. Something that really highlights the brilliant melody you've already made and my part will help your part shine.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I always start by just jamming the song you send me for an hour or so to get the vibe. Usually this is followed up by a quick text/FaceTime/Zoom call to communicate clearly with the client and make sure we're on the same page about what they want from me before I get started. A deposit is required before I start any "real" work. Once I'm going on the song, I do try to have at least one version of it sent back to you within 24 hours ready for your revisions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a simple set up but that's really all you need these days. A big open space in my house with great-sounding acoustics. Other than a linty of guitars and basses and a couple midi synths, it's just a laptop, some krk speakers and lots of plugins haha. I use my 64 Audio in-ear monitors to listen for certain details here and there but that's about it. SM57's/Neural Cory Wong plugin on guitars. For bass I always go through a Dark Glass vintage deluxe pedal and into an Ampeg SVT Classic plugin. My main vocal mic is an SE2200 that i LOVE!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There's an undying special place in my heart for grunge like Nirvana and Green Day but Ryan Tedder of One Republic is HUGE influence on songwriting and production tricks. Thought I mainly listen to, write, and produce indie rock vibes, I do take A LOT of song structure and production influence from big pop like Dua Lipa and Charlie Puth and Sir Sly.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar/bass/synth tracking and/or editing. Vocal tuning and editing.