Valerie is a professional singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She's written and recorded for countless producers, artists and music companies, including Warner Chappell and Alibi Music Production Library, for film and TV. As a recording artist, Valerie is signed to Soda Box Music. She records remotely, or in-person in NYC.
Valerie has been singing and performing since she was 5 years old. A bit later, she started playing guitar, and has been writing and touring with her electro alt-pop band for 10 years. She's written, played, sung and produced for genres across the board - from folk to electronic, reggae to pop, rock to trip-hop.
Popdust Magazine wrote, "Her high-pitched and confident command almost reminds me of St. Vincent, but there's a kind of vulnerability to Orth's singing that ... lets her take us to a place like a Prohibition speakeasy and still sing us love songs."
And Punchland says, "Valerie’s vocals always stole the show. Her voice ached with something hard to grasp and there was a depth that was intriguing."
She's an extremely dedicated and fast worker. For example, for a top line (melody, lyrics and recording), Valerie can turn around the song within a day. She has a home studio with great gear that that she has access to 24/7.
Valerie's commitment to you, and everyone she works with: "I love making music, and I make sure whatever I put out there is awesome."
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Valerie is a talented singer, songwriter and producer!! She's easy to work with, creative, and will get the job done! I highly recommend her!!
I can't say enough good things about Valerie. She is an incredibly talented singer and songwriter, and a top notch professional through and through. Not to mention that she's just so wonderful to be around and to work with. I recommend her many time over!
I’m a music producer/composer who has worked with 50 Cent, LL Cool J, John Legend & many other artists, as well as companies/brands such as MTV, VH1, BET, ESPN, Mountain Dew, WWE etc. I will say that Valerie Orth is hands down one of the most talented, creative & reliable singer/songwriters I’ve ever worked with. I’ve been working with her for years and her skill and professionalism are unmatched.
I'm a composer songwriter/producer with Warner Chappell in NYC and
I've worked with Valerie over the last few years, she's a super talented
Singer and songwriter, she's easy to work with, be it hanging out in a room with just a piano or if you send her tracks to top line she always comes back with super fresh stuff, also... she's just lots of fun to work with, no drama, all creativity.
Valerie is my favorite vocalist to work with! Top notch singer with a large range. She can do wonders with every style i have ever asked her to do... and NO AUTO TUNING needed! She's very fast and Its always a pleasure to work with! I hope to do much more in the future.
I have had the pleasure of working with Valerie in many facets of music. She is a terrific singer with her own style and voice, a great songwriter with chameleon-like flexibility, and fantastic producer who's ideas are fresh and relevant. She is professional in any setting, and brings, heart, emotion, and sex appeal to her projects. Work with her if you can!
Interview with Valerie Orth
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A journal, guitar, the latest version of Ableton on an infinitely-powered laptop, Ableton Push2, and midi keyboard.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is unique and genuine, often a blend of electronic and alternative pop, but I can write and record many styles at this point!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing my entire life, though became a recording artist for the first time in 2007. Since then, I've been recording, writing songs and touring. I started producing with Pro Tools in 2012, and since then have moved to beatmaking in Ableton.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the top line writer and singer for this electro rock album (http://alibi.sourceaudio.com/#!explorer?b=3327572) where I wrote and recorded 12 songs in 2 months.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 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)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Michael Inge is an incredible soul singer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital, usually because of the style I write.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will only make great music for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to make music all day and sing!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy - because I'm fast.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make space for each instrument so the listener knows what to focus on.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic now, but have a long history of playing acoustic music as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to work fast and focused.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a home studio. When producing, I work in Ableton. When top-lining only or comping vocals, I often work in Logic Pro. I record live guitar (acoustic and electric) and vocals from my home studio as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I recently saw Radiohead for the 3rd time - it's hard not to be inspired by them! I also love Bjork, Sylvan Esso, Frank Ocean, Niki and The Dove, and Anna Wise.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 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.