Nathan Shoemaker

Vocal Tuning

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I am a professional vocal tuner, I tune vocals every week in Melodyne however, I can use WavesTune as well if you prefer one to the other. My goal is to get a natural sounding tune that perfects the vocal to fit the recorded song. When it comes to getting a great sounding tune with minimal tuner variation I am your guy!

I offer one upfront tune and 3 re-works after that to get the vocal where the artist prefers.

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Interview with Nathan Shoemaker

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

  2. A: I wrote produced and recorded a country song. I played all instruments except drums and did all dang and did all vocal tuning.

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

  4. A: Country original music.

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

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital because my job wouldn’t be a thing without it. However all analog gear before digital conversion is super important in the tracking stages.

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

  10. A: I will get your track the way you want it.

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

  12. A: The satisfaction of a completed tune.

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

  14. A: Will the final product sound like “me”? Yes, as long as you are remotely close to singing on pitch I can make the track sound mostly like you.

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

  16. A: People typically think its just an automated system but I go through each and every note and fine tune them in.

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

  18. A: What songs/artist have influenced this song. Do you want a natural sounding tune or a auto tune sounding tune?

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

  20. A: Make sure you send me your favorite take of your vocal, with all lyrics and Adlibs the way you want them.

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

  22. A: My laptop, a UA interface, a SE V7, my Gibson J15, and Melodyne.

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

  24. A: I have been and artist/worship leader/songwriter sense 2012 and vocal tuner for 3 years now

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Natural

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

  28. A: Luke Combs because I think I could get an amazing tune on his vocal.

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

  30. A: Always line up your tempos first before cutting and pasting regions around.

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

  32. A: Country, CCM, gospel, indie rock...

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Tuning

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

  36. A: Tuning

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

  38. A: Pull in vocals and tracks make sure I have all tempos lined up (if to a click) then I let Melodyne listen to the tracks and start tuning. I usually make 3 passes in the entire track before I’m fully completed with my first full pass.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have KRK speakers for mixing and vocal tuning. I have a upstairs vaulted cycling room with bad traps on my left and right and Tube traps around the room so I can get a clear listening environment.

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

  42. A: Chris Stapleton, Marren Morris, Luke Combs, Brandon Lake, Elevation Worship, and We the Kingdom.

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

  44. A: Vocal tuning is the most common type of work I do. I use Melodyne 5 studio to perform vocal tuning on a weekly basis. My goal is always to get a natural sounding tune unless the artist prefers something different.

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

  46. A: I wrote produced and recorded a country song. I played all instruments except drums and did all dang and did all vocal tuning.

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

  48. A: Country original music.

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

  50. A: No

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  52. A: Digital because my job wouldn’t be a thing without it. However all analog gear before digital conversion is super important in the tracking stages.

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

  54. A: I will get your track the way you want it.

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

  56. A: The satisfaction of a completed tune.

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

  58. A: Will the final product sound like “me”? Yes, as long as you are remotely close to singing on pitch I can make the track sound mostly like you.

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

  60. A: People typically think its just an automated system but I go through each and every note and fine tune them in.

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

  62. A: What songs/artist have influenced this song. Do you want a natural sounding tune or a auto tune sounding tune?

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

  64. A: Make sure you send me your favorite take of your vocal, with all lyrics and Adlibs the way you want them.

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

  66. A: My laptop, a UA interface, a SE V7, my Gibson J15, and Melodyne.

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

  68. A: I have been and artist/worship leader/songwriter sense 2012 and vocal tuner for 3 years now

  69. Q: How would you describe your style?

  70. A: Natural

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

  72. A: Luke Combs because I think I could get an amazing tune on his vocal.

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

  74. A: Always line up your tempos first before cutting and pasting regions around.

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

  76. A: Country, CCM, gospel, indie rock...

  77. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  78. A: Tuning

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

  80. A: Tuning

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

  82. A: Pull in vocals and tracks make sure I have all tempos lined up (if to a click) then I let Melodyne listen to the tracks and start tuning. I usually make 3 passes in the entire track before I’m fully completed with my first full pass.

  83. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  84. A: I have KRK speakers for mixing and vocal tuning. I have a upstairs vaulted cycling room with bad traps on my left and right and Tube traps around the room so I can get a clear listening environment.

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

  86. A: Chris Stapleton, Marren Morris, Luke Combs, Brandon Lake, Elevation Worship, and We the Kingdom.

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

  88. A: Vocal tuning is the most common type of work I do. I use Melodyne 5 studio to perform vocal tuning on a weekly basis. My goal is always to get a natural sounding tune unless the artist prefers something different.

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