Liz Maniscalco

music producer & composer

2 Reviews
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2020 cemented Liz in the electronic realm, with her debut Fruit EP celebrated as an emerging artist to watch by Billboard US, Rolling Stone and DJ Times. Recent writing & production cuts alongside Kimbra, Bag Raiders, Clams Casino & Flight Facilities for labels including Future Classic, Toolroom Records & Dim Mak have made her highly sought-after!

Having recently relocated from Sydney, Australia I've been active in the music industry as a producer, artist, songwriter and vocalist for 10 years and have multiple active artist projects alongside producing & writing for other artists & company briefs.

My specialty is production and composition within electronic music and I'm a collector of analog synths and hardware - I'm passionate about creating innovative pieces and it's what sets me apart from the pack.

I'm also a vocalist, lyricist & DJ and have collaborated with countless award winning artists over the years, giving me the invaluable tools and experience to provide high quality services. I also compose for podcasts and am starting to compose for briefs & library music. I can offer production, lyric writing & vocals, beats, chords & arrangement sketches & sound design.

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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Misery Guts

    Working with Liz is a treat. She has a great ear and is one hell of a talented producer, singer and songwriter. In my experience working with her on commercial projects, she has proven to be able to write, produce and deliver the goods and fast. From electronic production to podcasts and film scores, Liz can craft music to a tight or loose brief, and is an absolute well of musical ideas.

  2. Review by Justin Katerberg

    I've been working with Liz as both a producer, songwriter, and vocalist for almost 10 years now. Absolutely one of the finest, most talented human beings in her community. So easy to communicate with, and works fast while bringing something absolutely unique each and every time. Whether you want to go completely left field, or something closer to center, she brings a unique perspective to the creative direction

Interview with Liz Maniscalco

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

  2. A: Very proud to have co-written and produced a track for Grammy Award winning artist Kimbra for her upcoming LP. It's out later this year!

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

  4. A: I'm working with a few local US female artists, producing their singles. I'm also finishing up my own releases - an ambient LP and a tonne of fun club/pop tracks.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: analog! Analog synths forever! The warmth of these pieces are second to none - it's my goal to one day own an original Yamaha CS-80.

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

  8. A: That you will have a unique, high - quality result

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

  10. A: I love connecting with other artists creatively, it's the best!

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

  12. A: That my turnaround time could be lengthy when in fact I'm extremely quick to put down ideas & create from scratch! I love to work fast - it's when my best ideas come.

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

  14. A: What is your end goal & intention with this piece?

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

  16. A: My advice would be to check out my artist projects & collaborations on Spotify as it shows my versatility as a creative + also to get to know me.

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

  18. A: Moog DFAM, a baby grand piano, speakers, vinyl turntable & Brian Enos "Apollo" LP.

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

  20. A: I've been doing this since 2010 - professionally producing, songwriting, performing & singing. I used to have an artist project that was Pop/Rnb and released a number of EPs and an album, over the years collaborating with many incredible artists like Sinden, Cassian, Flight Facilities, Chrome Sparks, Seekae, Tkay & more. In 2016 I put that project to rest and started a new artist project of edgy club music and have been doing it since.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Edgy, textural & fresh. I pride myself on choosing sounds that are unique and attention-grabbing. Simple is key.

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

  24. A: I'd love to work with Pharrell - he's my biggest inspiration, my favourite songwriter and producer.

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

  26. A: Don't overthink - use as little as possible elements and keep it clean

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

  28. A: Mostly electronic pop / dance / indie. I've also been composing instrumental sound bytes for various podcasts.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Electronic production, composing melodies for voice & synth.

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

  32. A: I feel I bring innovation - I strive for a unique approach in every job I do and this is where I really thrive. Less is more and choosing the right sounds intentionally is super important rather than over-producing.

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

  34. A: I love to firstly connect and communicate with clients via a Zoom meeting before starting on the job, so I can get a feel for their energy & intentions behind the project. I think it's super important to connect on a human level and build rapport, then I'll work remotely and check in with the client along the way on Zoom as the work progresses.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a home studio setup where I produce in Ableton Live. I have my growing collection of analog gear - Prophet 08, Moog Little Phatty, Moog DFAM, Arturia Microbrute, Teenage Engineering OP1, pocket piano, korg monotron & Korg volca fm. I have a few different vocal recording mics - some that are lo fi for the style ( Akai M-8) & hi fi for clarity (AT4050).

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

  38. A: Pharell is one of my biggest inspirations - his creative vision is so innovative and the way he fuses genres and sounds is incredible. Also inspired greatly by The Chemical Brothers, The Knife & Bjork.

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

  40. A: Most commonly my clients want full song production and sometimes I contribute to songwriting too.

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*discounts for bundled jobs *publishing/writers share will need to be discussed *buyouts can be discussed *royalty/master percentages can be discussed 2 revisions, turnaround time negotiable

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Gear Highlights
  • Moog DFAM
  • Moog Little Phatty
  • Prophet 08
  • Arturia Microbrute
  • Teenage Engineering OP1
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