I've spent 20 years writing, singing, recording and performing across North Texas and Oklahoma. From local honkytonks to TV production studios and professional sporting events. If you need country vocals, I'm your guy.
I am a country vocalist here to provide lead and harmony vocals for your project.
Send me your music, a demonstration vocal and copy of your lyrics and I'll deliver a polished mix within three days.
$25 lead vocal only
$25 background vocals
$50 lead vocal and harmonies
Please contact me with any questions and thanks for listening!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Eric Trent
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded a patriotic song for a client that went out over military radio. One day I received a call for an interview on the station. It caught me off guard but it was an awesome feeling.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm new to "Soundbetter" but I have a couple of other outlets for my work. I'm currently working on two different country tunes. One is more Texas country and that excites me as I'm a Texas boy and love Texas country.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I haven't met anyone yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I used to work in an analog studio. Say what you want about the differences in the two but digital is the way to go. From space to time spent working, if you know how to record then nobody will be able to tell the difference between the two.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You WILL be happy or you won't pay for my time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every time I write a song and get it recorded it's my baby. I'm so proud of it. The feeling is mutual when I'm entrusted with someone else "baby". I may not have written it but being asked to bring it to life is an honor and a rush.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Is that really you singing all of those harmonies!? Yes. All me...all natural.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People that know I sing may be used to seeing me in front of a mic but it's the behind the scenes activity that they are clueless about. Sitting in my studio, adjusting levels, re-recording over and over until I'm happy. Processing and mixing... These are things nobody thinks about when I tell them I record vocals for folks.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Usually the music sets the tone but I like to ask how they hear a song and what professional artist would they fantasize is performing their masterpiece.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask for changes if you hear something that you don't like on the final recording. It's all about making you happy and without being face to face sometimes the interpretation may be off. It's not a reflection of the artists rendition but rather a challenge of communication.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A bow, fishing line and hooks, a fire started, a water hauler and a hat
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been performing, writing and recording for over 20 years. Other than that I've done a veritable plethora of things to support this habit.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Country, country, country
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lady Gaga simply because I think her voice is amazing and I'd love to talk her into a country duet.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't swallow the microphone. Step away and let it do its work. Standing too close will only make your voice sound unnatural and make processing a pain.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Country primarily.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe my versatile voice is my strongest skill. The ability to sing in ranges many can't and the ability to create 2, 3 and 4 part harmonies by myself is a plus.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A song is nothing more than acting with music. I like to feel that I'm a good actor. When I'm finished I want the listener to have "felt" what the song is trying to convey.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My normal work process involves importing the vocal and music tracks into Cubase. After learning the lyrics I'll record and then address any pitch issues. I'll then add compression and reverb and make any EQ adjustments I hear before final mix and export for delivery.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am currently utilizing Cubase 11 pro along with a Focusrite 8i6 interface and a Shure SM7B microphone
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As much as I love country music, music production from the seventies including rock and roll groups like ELO and Chicago and The Moody Blues had some of the most innovative and prolific arrangements.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily do lead vocals and harmony vocals but final mixing and processing is becoming prevalent.