Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Bandleader, Top line writer for TV/Film, Guitarist, based in NYC

I've been singing and performing since I was 5 years old. A bit later, I started writing and playing guitar, and for over 10 years, I've been writing and performing with my alt-rock band. I have written, played, sung and produced for genres across the board - from folk to electronic, reggae and ska to trip-hop, rock to children's music.

I'm an extremely dedicated and fast worker. For example, for a top line (melody, lyrics and recording), I will turn around the song within a day. I have a home studio with great gear that I have access to 24/7.

Most importantly, I love making music, and I make sure whatever I put out there is awesome.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Ableton Live9
  • Logic ProX
  • Ableton Push2
  • Martin Acoustic Guitar
  • Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar
  • Rickenbacker Electric Guitar
  • MicroKorg and other keyboards

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Please contact me directly for terms of service. Each project, depending on which specialty you're hiring me for, varies in turn-around time, revisions, etc.

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Interview with Valerie Orth

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was the top line write for this electro rock album (!explorer?b=3327572) where I wrote and recorded 12 songs in 2 months.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on 2 full albums for a music library based on electro stomp style. I'm also co-producing and mixing my next EP (for my own artist project)
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Michael Inge is an incredible soul singer.
Analog or digital and why?
Mostly digital, usually because of the style I write.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will only make great music for you.
What do you like most about your job?
That I get to make music all day and sing!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy - because I'm fast.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1. Acoustic guitar 2.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path has long been to be a touring artist and songwriter.
How would you describe your style?
I can write and record pretty much any style at this point!
Can you share one music production tip?
Make space for each instrument so the listener knows what to focus on.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Electronic now, but have a long history of playing acoustic music as well.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
I like to work fast and focused.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work out of a home studio. When producing, I work in Ableton. When top-lining only, I usually work in Logic Pro.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I recently saw Radiohead for the 3rd time - it's hard not to be inspired by them!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common work I do for clients is top line writing for many genres, including electro pop, chill, anthemic stomp/clap, and electro rock.