I love beats, bass & positive energy. My passion is making music sound larger than life itself! I have produced for 'The Prodigy', scored the soundtrack for 'The Owners' feature film, and recorded/performed across Europe, Asia & North America. Hit me up for mixing, mastering, remixing, production or bespoke music. Bring on the Vibes!
Vince Welch offers high quality Mixing, Mastering & Production services, specialising in beats, bass & crossover Electronic music.
Throughout his career Vince has been in various bands, toured the world and produced hundreds of tracks in a vast variety of styles, building up a unique set of skills and finding his true passion in Electronic crossover music.
Early in Vince's career he created a Slipknot remix of 'Duality', which the band Skindred played as an encore of every set during the Dubstep boom in the UK.
In 2015, he co-produced 'The Prodigy' tracks 'Rok-Weiler' and 'Rebel Radio' on the album 'The Day is my Enemy'. Vince's driving basslines and beats were the energy source Producer Liam Howlett was searching for on the record.
Scoring the soundtrack for 'The Owners' 2020 feature film allowed Vince to explore deep, thrilling sound design techniques and conjure emotive composition to picture, showing he has much more to offer than huge, bass-filled beats.
Vince has been a member of the band Never Not Nothing for 6 years, writing & mixing tracks that have millions of streams on Spotify and many TV Ad Syncs. The band earned a place as Annie Mac's BBC1 Radio 'Track of the Week' with the anthemic single 'Trance'.
If you're after a deep, powerful, driving yet delicately emotive approach to your music - Vince is your guy.
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Interview with Vince Welch
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud of Scoring the soundtrack to the full length feature Thriller Movie - 'The Owners' I was locked away in a remote barn in a Temperate Rainforest in Dartmoor, experimenting with organic sound design, recording strings, analogue synthesis and recording tape loops, as well as blending my signature industrial tinge. All within a very short time frame of just 2 and a half weeks! I am very happy with the result to picture. The Owners is available to watch on Amazon, Apple TV & Sky Movies.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My ongoing projects include: - Sync music, various styles including: industrial, ambient, motivational, electronic (writing to brief) - Hip Hop beats (leasing) - Chilli Tribe Records (in house mixing & mastering engineer) - Drum & Bass - Venjent (artist) - Alternative Pop - Lifus Wonderful (artist) - R&B - Kpanda (artist) - Alternative R&B / Pop - Oktae (artist)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do everything in my power to provide a product that is aligned with your unique vision, whether that be a highly polished and commercially competitive track, or a boundary pushing, experimental masterpiece!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to have vision for your end product and describe it the best you can. Know the references you want to sound like (contemporaries). Communication is key.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing, producing and performing music for 15 years. Inspired by my father who played Viola in the London Symphony Orchestra, I started playing instruments when I was young. Learning multiple instruments at a young age helped me to write songs, and recording them helped me understand how they tick. This fascination has stuck with me my whole career. I played in many bands in my teens until I got my first big gig at 18 years old in Beijing, China. This was with a band called Subsource, who were a crossover electronic band like The Prodigy and due to my passion in this genre I was hired as a drummer and co-producer. Many years of touring, producing and writing passed until Subsource turned into a band called Black Futures. Black Futures was a 2 piece and the first thing we did as a band was co-produce tracks with The Prodigy! This was an incredible start to the bands career, also signing a 3 album Sony Record Deal. The band changed name in 2020 to Never Not Nothing and we have released music on Spotify since. Check it out. I have always been a producer and mixer who has also been in the live music scene. I love being a part of the whole process of Studio to Stage. This really helps when working with other artists as my vision is clearer due to my experience. As a producer, I have worked with artists and bands of pop, soul, hip hop, rock and alternative R&B persuasions, helping them to realise their individual visions and identities.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 'Denzel Curry' - His attitude, commitment to art and prolific creativity is inspirational. 'Ghostemane' - The mix of industrial goth & hip hop are a huge influence sonically. 'London Grammar' - Hannah Reid's voice is stunning and the band are harmonically tantalising. 'Skrillex' - from being a dubstep popstar to one of the most abundant producers out there. We'd make beautiful noise together. 'BANKS' - I'd love to create some naughty basslines for her incredible toplines.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly Digital. Analog studios have held my workflow back in the past, so now I choose to be more mobile and flexible. I still love resampling back and forth from the Analog & Digital world.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having a dance to the finished Mix 🕺 You can't beat the feeling of completing a musical puzzle and reaping the rewards!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Funnily enough - what DAW do you use? I've used Cubase, ProTools, Fruity Loops & Ableton but have found my home with Logic Pro X.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm a flexible Producer. Not just EDM. I love live instruments and have an excellent knowledge of harmony. Just because I love bass doesn't mean I only make dinosaur synth sounds lol. 🦖
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your biggest sound-a-likes? Is it just a mix / master you need from me? Do you need production work on the track? Do you need help with the song or arrangement? Do you need help with harmony, lyric or topline? What are your favourite references according to this song? What is your story for this track? How do you want the listener to feel?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If there was electricity available ⚡️ - Laptop - UAD arrow - royer labs sf-24 stereo mic - Drum Kit - Subpac
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: In the words of 'Dizzie Rascal' - 'I'm a Bassline Junkie & I like it funky' My style is bass heavy, beat driven & catchy. I love teasing the underground bass scene into a mainstream crossover sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You can create a snare out of any sound. Find a fundamental frequency in the sample, pitch it accordingly, shorten with transient designer, layer crack + body layers & compress! Endless fun! see here - https://bit.ly/38EeCin
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Electronic crossover dance music but I love working on all genres of music from Ambient to RnB to Trap to Rock & Metal! I think it's important for the overall palette to delve in different styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a drummer, multi-instrumentalist with a strong grasp of theory. I use this in my mixing and songwriting to make songs feel human even if they have electronic elements.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring energy, vibes and a solid bass driven beat! I also love music theory, so I make sure all the harmony and melody is sitting in the mix correctly. I also add production layers to a mix which has blown clients away in the past.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If there is a heavy bass beat, I work up from there, always leaving space for the topline. I find placing all instruments on top of this foundation is my favourite way to work, if the song is that way inclined. I also reference other tracks regularly to make sure the standard stays high.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I call myself an 'in-the-box' plugin freak! I love plugins and utilising technology as it progresses. Analog studios have held my workflow back in the past, so now I choose to be more mobile and flexible. I use UAD hardware with my Macbook Pro & Logic Pro X for ultra clean recording. I use Yamaha HS8 monitors after trying them out in Rancho De La Luno Studio in Joshua Tree, LA. My favourite bit of kit is my SubPac (subsonic-bass vibrating chair).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest inspiration is The Prodigy. Liam Howlett is a pioneer of the electronic crossover. Nobody has come close to mixing the electronic dance scene with live rock n roll energy like him. I was very blessed to work on two tracks with Liam on 'The Day is my Enemy' album. 🙏
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & Mastering - Make it sound BIG. I have always been infatuated with how instruments of a track fit together to find the perfect place for the song to sing! Especially in the drums and the bass. The power and emotion it can bring is undeniable.