WINTERSMITH

Producer, Session Keyboardist

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I am a seasoned pro with international credits as an artist, writer, and producer with 10-year stints in both Los Angeles and Nashville. Have worked with such notable musicians as Laura Branigan, Chester Thompson, Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, Jeff Coffin, Marcel Camargo and many more.

A state of the art multi-track facility nestled in the beautiful Ozark mountains, ready to assist you in taking your music to the next level.

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  • English

58 Reviews

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  1. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    just wrapped the new upcoming WINTERSMITH vinyl release! wow!! as always its amazing working with Terry and what they've put together for the new LP is outstanding!!! I'm so excited with how everything came out and love every single song Terry and I have ever worked on together! the perfect creative collaborator entirely! legend!!

  2. Review by HandPercussionTracks
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    Love working with Terry, always effortless and enjoyable !!!

  3. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    What can I say
    Terry is such a great guy an amazing musician and producer
    Everything we worked on together was a bliss. Professional, kind and friendly!
    50,000 stars start to finish!
    Thank you

  4. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Another beautiful track done with Terry. It's such a pleasure working with the team on this fantastic album!

  5. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    I get excited every time we start a new production. So much fun. Such beautiful songs and production! Love it

  6. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Always such a pleasure working with Terry on his amazing productions. The songs are so beautiful and he’s such a great producer and a great guy!

  7. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Such an honor and a pleasure collaborating with Terry. Top notch music producer and a great guy! Can't wait till next time :)

  8. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    It was awesome working with WINTERSMITH. Such an amazing producer. Can't wait till next time :)

  9. Review by Bass 2 Zion Creations
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    A joy to work with this cat! Amazing talent as a musician, engineer, and producer. Gives clear direction and provides accurate charts and reference tracks too! The quality of artists he puts together is incredible.

  10. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    I love working with this guy!
    Lord Wintersmith, the songsmith!

  11. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Another great production by Terry! Always a joy recording drums on the tracks Terry sends me. Quality.... music, musicians, recordings, and communications!

  12. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    What a beautiful piece of music I've just mastered for Wintersmith! It turned out beautiful and it was so enjoyable working together. Thank you very much!

  13. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    an incredibly genuine and authentic person, amazing to hear about what WINTERSMITH is doing in the industry, the music is entirely exceptional, beautifully conjured and magical!!! def hope to work together again!!! MASSIVE 5 stars!!!

  14. Review by Bass 2 Zion Creations
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    Awesome producer and musician. Tasteful music, brings in super talented collaborators, and easy to work with. Joyful experience.

  15. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Another Great session with Terry! An EP, where each song was even more enjoyable than the one before it. The man knows quality! Highly Recommended!

  16. Review by Bass 2 Zion Creations
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    Awesome sound. Awesome person to work with. Great talent! Easy going and well communicated. : )

  17. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Always a real pleasure working with Terry!
    Quality, at it's best!

  18. Review by HandPercussionTracks
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    Love working with Terry !!! Always a super nice experience, thanks again !!

  19. Review by Eivind Opsvik
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    Always a pleasure to work with Wintersmith, great communication, positive vibes, professional charts!

  20. Review by Seth Gunter
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    WINTERSMITH was an excellent client to work with - not only were the performances good, but he also was very clear with what he wanted and needed, going as far as sending me technical info regarding the recording that greatly helped influence the work I did on the vocals.

Interview with WINTERSMITH

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Drums - Chuck Sabo, Guitar - Marcel Camargo. These guys are the best of the best.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am currently wrapping up production on a very cool Bluegrass/Gospel six song EP which features some excellent bluegrass musicians backing up a new male artist, Michael Hosier. Also in production is a new 20 year old female singer/songwriter, Ceci Mae Allen, who is absolutely amazing.

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

  6. A: First things first, FIND THE POCKET! If you do not have a tight rhythm section, you will always be chasing it! Once I have the feel I am looking for, then I layer on top ending up with percussive motifs to sweeten the overall sound of the track.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: DAWs -Pro Tools, Sonar Platinum Producer Edition, Adobe Audition, Yamaha AW 4416 Audio Interface– Roland Octa-Capture 10X10 24bit/192 kHz Monitors – KRK Rokit 8 Studio Monitors , Alesis Monitor One Reference Monitors Mics – Neumann TLM-103, AKG C-3000, Guage ECM-87, Shure 58 Beta, MXL V63M Keyboards – Yamaha, Kurzwiel, Korg

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

  10. A: Being in very close proximity to the University of Arkansas, song and publishing demos are what I tend to receive the most.

  11. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  12. A: In 1997, I was managing the indie jazz label, ARTIFEX RECORDS, as well as being a signed artist on the label. The label's owner asked me to produce a compilation album of Nashville's best studio musicians who were also writing and performing smooth jazz compositions. Nine months later, the THIRD COAST JAZZ ENSEMBLE was released to critical acclaim. Many of us recorded under assumed names as well. That album has some amazing musicianship and still sounds great by today's standards as well.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital. Because I can provide them with an infinite number of ideas. Editing is so much more process as well. And as a vocalist myself, having a digital output signal to work with gives you so much more control over very important factors such as intonation and pitch.

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

  16. A: I will do my very best to deliver them professional, passionate, music.

  17. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  18. A: Helping people to achieve their musical dreams!

  19. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  20. A: How long have you done this? My answer, longer than you have been on this planet!

  21. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  22. A: That all of us in the music business are wealthy and we never have a problem paying the bills!

  23. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  24. A: What are you musical goals? Are you planning on pursuing music as a profession or a hobby? Who are some of your musical influences?

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

  26. A: Before you hire me or any music pro for that matter, do some research and make sure that they would be a good fit for your particular musical style and genre. Also communication is key.

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: 1. A solar or wind powered generator (how else would you get electricity on a deserted island?) 2. A really nice keyboard/workstation. 3.Acoustic Guitar 4.Condenser mic and stand 5.My fiddle :-)

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

  30. A: I began as a singer/songwriter and released my first album back in 1978. I worked with a wonderful producer named Phil York. Phil had just won the Grammy that year for engineering Willie Nelson's masterpiece, Red Headed Stranger. Shortly thereafter, I moved to Los Angeles and took a position in the mailroom at Chrysalis Records so I could learn the business side of things. About a year later, I purchased a 16 track recording studio from the old Takoma Record label, located in Santa Monica, Ca. next door to McCabe's guitar shop. McCabe's was famous for doing small acoustic concerts in the showroom located in the back of the guitar shop. They were "unplugged" before the term "unplugged" existed! We ran a 16 channel snake across the rooftops and began recording a lot of these concerts. I was privileged to work with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, The Chambers Brothers, Maria Muldaur, and many other amazing artists. On the "artist" side of things, I began touring with Laura Branigan as a support vocalist. In the 90's I relocated to Nashville, TN and my wife and I along with our bandmate, Frederic Boyle formed the jazz vocal trio, TRIAD , and we were signed by the Nashville based indie jazz label, Artifex Records. We recorded an album of country classics with Nashville legends, Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph and Floyd Cramer. After several years of touring, my wife and I decided to settle down and raise a family. I had always loved the Ozark mountains, so we made the move here in 2005. We have 3 beautiful daughters and I have been working with them in the studio since the oldest was 7! The project is called the TREETOP SISTERS® Animated Song Series. I write, produce, and record the music and work with animators around the globe. In 2013 we charted on the Media Base Holiday Charts and the girls had their first hit holiday song, Nicki and the Crew. It is still played every year on Sirius XM's Holly channel as well as terrestrial radio stations across the US. We have 2 new releases due out this fall. Needless to say, I have been in the music business for four decades now and I have no intention of retiring!

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Laid back but organized.

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

  34. A: John Legend. He is very intelligent, has a fantastic voice and I feel that he has an amazing potential for expanding his artistry to new heights.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Old school influences would be Quincy Jones, George Martin, and Ted Templeman as far as the production side. Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald, Van Morrison and Steely Dan as far as artist and songwriters. Today's influences would be Ed Sheeran, Pharrel Williams and the master, Herbie Hancock as the "bridge" between old and new.

  37. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  38. A: LESS IS BETTER

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

  40. A: Years of experience in life and music but always approach with what the artist is envisioning.

  41. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  42. A: Usually indie singer/songwriter projects. We are just up the road from Fayetteville where Arkansas University is. Lots of young talent looking for an experienced producer to help them put their songs together.

  43. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  44. A: Confidence and communication.

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  • Pro Tools
  • Roland Octa-Capture 10X10 24bit/192 kHz Monitors
  • KRK Rokit 8 Studio Monitors
  • Alesis Monitor One Reference Monitors Mics – Neumann TLM-103
  • AKG C-3000
  • Guage ECM-87
  • Shure 58 Beta
  • MXL V63M
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