I'm an award-winning producer/composer who's been fortunate to work with Grammy-winning, platinum-selling artists and songwriters–Juicy J, Seal, Ali Tamposi (wrote CC's "Havana"), India.Arie, Trey Songz, and more... But I really love working with indie artists! Developing or finding your sound is what I can do best.
Whether you need full-production from the ground-up, instruments played, help with writing/lyrics, or a radio-ready mix and master, I can get it done fast with the highest quality possible. I have an extensive network around the world as well to guarantee the best results across a range of genres–if it has feels, I do it! I'm grateful to have millions of streams across platforms.
I play guitar, keys, drums, bass (award-winning music University–education), mix and master so you are guaranteed a personal touch and cohesive vision throughout the project. If you want to sound like everyone else for the cheapest price, look elsewhere. If you want to stand out and sound incredible, I'm your guy!
From Billboard #1 remixes to over 300 worldwide film/tv placements and feature film scoring, I've done it all. Let me bring my talent and skills to your project to take it where you've only dreamed of going! Google me, check my 5 star reviews, samples, placement reel (website), and let's discuss how to bring your vision to life.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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37 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jimmy Deer
Creativity is massive, whatever you need he can definitely do and quite fast. This is the guy.
Jimmy is just flat-out awesome! He found the heart of the song, ran with it, and built a track that simply blew us away. If your goal is to create something competitive out there, you need someone just like Jimmy. Someone who takes your ideas personally and shapes them into a piece of art that is marketable, but also just objectively great! And, this was the most fun we've ever had on a SoundBetter message thread. Can't go wrong with talented AND funny. Fantastic to work with, HIGHLY recommend!
Another great experience with Jimmy!
Amazing service very quick, professional he knew exactly what I was going for! Thank you Jimmy!
Another great experience working with Jimmy. Lightning fast return on mixes/revisions with good quality.
Another great experience with Jimmy! I have worked with many engineers on soundbetter, And by far he is the fastest. The majority of the time my revisions were completed within minutes of me submitting them. Always a pleasure to work with.
Jimmy did a stellar job with my track.
Highly knowledgeable, communicative and always a consummate pro!
Jimmy was the best to work with! He was extremely patient with me as we searched new ideas to bring the music to the next level. Jimmy was also helpful solving my technical issues, not to mention the mixing is first class! I will definitely be back with my next record.
Songwriting wizard! Super creative, great communicator - look forward to the next project with Jimmy.
Jimmy is a great producer & engineer - easy to work with and very fast!
Another great experience working with Jimmy.
Great Engineer! Jimmy really cares about every track that he works on. I was very detailed with what I was wanting for my project, and he gave a hundred percent every step of the way! On his profile it says he makes dreams come true, and at first i found that hard to believe. But its totally true. He took my songs and made them better then I ever thought they could be.
This is my first time working professionally with a producer and Jimmy was so great. He was so kind, patient, professional, hard-working and good at understanding the concepts of things. He could understand even I wasn't really good at communicating in English. He advised me useful things I hadn't know. He also encouraged me when I had a hard time facing up anxiety. Best experience!
Great Engineer! Jimmy took my vision for the songs and made them a reality. He takes pride in his work, and gets mixes done extremely quick. Oftentimes I would have revisions to my mixes back within minutes.Definitely will be working with him again.
Jimmy is a very nice guy, clever, fast and delivers professional results.
Jimmy was amazing to work with! Had an idea, and went with it quickly and efficiently.
Will definitely work with again in the future.
Jimmy mixed and mastered 3 songs for me in a very reliable, transparent and professional way, delivering great sounding tracks that I can’t wait for the world to hear. I can trust Jimmy to be direct and constructive and he always delivers a great final product
Having now worked with Jimmy extensively on several tracks I can confident say that he is an insightful, honest and astute professional that respects the process and the art. can't recommend him enough.
Can't say enough good things about Jimmy. Kind, professional, supportive, a master musician with a clear vision for how to round out a good song. Can't wait to work with him again.
Jimmy is an excellent sound engineer and extremely flexible to work with. He provides excellent feedback and is a genius at producing. He was able to give my song life and found what it was missing. I highly recommend him!
Jimmy is just great! Whatever else I say will be less! Thanks mate.
Jimmy is a dynamic, creative, reliable, accomodating and patient producer who worked hand in hand with me to get the sound I had in my mind. Great and insightful feedback as well as a structured and professional approach with a focus on delivery make him a fantastic partner.
Great producer and engineer. Jimmy was fast, flexible and understood what I wanted to achieve as we progressed. Final result was top notch. Highly recommended.
I really liked working with Jimmy. He's clearly very talented and professional but also really lovely as a person and thoughtful about what he does. Can't recommend him highly enough.
Jimmy is great to work with! He's very prompt with his communication and highly skilled at his craft! I highly recommend Jimmy! He's an invaluable resource and I'll be working with him again!
Jimmy gave me really quick responses on every update. He mixes well and knows how to work with his clients.
Jimmy is a pleasure to work with! Very talented and very very fast! We had a rough start but that was because of an inconvenience on my end lol... But he was cool and patient and I recommend him to anyone who wants a top 40 sound... Oh and his guitar skills are incredible!
Great producer! He sure knows how to make reality out of a single vision.
Jimmy laid down some really nice guitars for my track he's a good guy and will do a good job
I asked Jimmy to master my song Alyssa to a radio worthy song and he delivered a quality product in 24 hours! It had gone from a flat cardboard sound to a sharp fm friendly sound! More than that jimmy is a pleasure to work with and makes those essential deadlines without sacrificing an ounce of quality.
Working with Jimmy was a pleasure. Very open to suggestions and changes (I was a fussy person to work with) with changes made quickly. To top it off, a nice guy. Fully recommend Jimmy for production jobs.
Great working with Jimmy!
Moving on to the next project with him.
Excellent producer, engineer, and instrumentalist! He quickly captured the direction that I wanted for my music. Smooth and professional communication skills. Reliable, prompt, and efficient in meeting deadlines and providing feedback. He's an awesome person to work with!
Jimmy did an amazing job producing my song! The song literally sounds like a song that would be on the radio today. Super high quality and radio friendly! After researching and wasting a lot of money on inexperienced producers, I highly recommend Jimmy. He responds quickly and will work with you to get the song done within your time frame.
Got the guitars for my EDM track within 48 hrs, expertly played and recorded. Look forward to working with Jimmy again!
Jimmy & I worked together years ago. Super talented and easy going guy to work with, production was clean and co-writing was a real pleasure. He's about his business! Great experience!
Jimmy is Awesome!
Interview with Jimmy Deer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm very proud of my own deep house artist project-Jimmy Right Now. It is extremely difficult to write, record, perform, mix and master one's own project, finish EPs, release, and market them. I'm happy that for unground dance I've already been getting some big playlist love on Spotify! It's so much easier to work for others :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing professionally at age 13. I started playing drums at 10, guitar at 12, and by 13 I was making money touring with a rock act (guys in their 20s who could drive lol). I went to music school on scholarship and won awards for performance and composition, moved with my band to Chicago, got signed, toured internationally playing guitar and bass, landed some billboard #1 dance tracks, moved to Los Angeles, moved to Atlanta, later LA, then Nashville, then LA, now working out of my private studio in London, UK.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I don't actually write, produce, play guitar, keys, bass, drums, sing, mix, and master in all the styles that I do with the level of skill that I have. I started working in music before I was old enough to drive, and it's really all I've ever had an interest in professionally, so hopefully I developed some skills after this amount of time :)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "What is your specialty/favorite music to work on?" Many of them! If I liked one style the best, I would probably only be a recording artist/performer. It's because I like working on so many different styles that I produce, play, mix and master–all the jobs are fun for different reasons and it keeps things interesting!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative, making dreams come true, making people happy.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be realistic and as professional as possible. Give as much direction with as much clarity as you can. Have references available for similar things you like. If you don't know what you want, listen to more music until you have some idea. Don't get super stuck on small details, take the advice of the person you hire–that's why you hired them!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If we're talking production gear, that'd be: mbpro laptop, nice controller, my custom guitar, p bass, and NOS audio u47. If it's mixing/mastering: Tegeler Schwerkraftmaschine, Dramastic Audio Obsidian, Manley Massive Passive, Serpent Audio SB4001, and Apogee Symphony–the stuff I use everyday
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Red means stop! Haha the most common problem I see in beginner productions is pushing fader levels up or preamp gain far beyond where they need to be. In digital recording, you can have each track meter not hit above -10db for optimal results and add volume where needed at the master fader–no need to go near the red. Also don't automate any volume levels on the faders as that just makes the engineer's job harder. Instead, you could automate volume plugins on the tracks Another important thing to remember: you can't turn something up without turning something else down. For example, if you turn up a snare sound in a song, this will start to compete with a vocal in the same frequency range. You turn up the bass, the kick will be quieter. A mix is a compromise of elements to achieve a balance. Lastly, be yourself! Find out what is unique about you and cultivate that in the style of music you love–don't chase trends!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There are tons of greats on here, search!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are absolutely necessary–there are things plugins can't do and vice versa.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will love the result!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I love to get references for what the client wants. If the vocal is already written, I love to get a scratch vocal recorded in time to a (not audible) click–anyone can do this with a laptop. An instrumental is great too if I'm doing something similar. Having the BPMs for a track is key. Obviously, if we're starting from scratch or one of my tracks these don't all apply.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Edgy/dark Pop and underground
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that is talented, passionate, determined, and understands the value of great production work.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work daily on electronic, rock, country, pop, funk, soul, urban, and folk music in popular and underground styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my collection of skills all honed to bring any project at any stage to completion. I can start at the ground level, only do mastering touches, or anywhere in-between to make a song the best it can be. I'm an excellent communicator–I've been a professional singer, performer, engineer, musician, and producer so I understand the psychology, language, and skill set of each position on a project and can wear any one of those hats. Beyond the technical work, my greatest is ability is being able to figure out what is special about an artist or song and bring that to the forefront, i.e. "mine the gold."
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an open mind, creative ideas, and a desire to serve the song and artist, not my ego. My highest goal is to make a client/artist happy with the end result. I bring as much or as little as a song needs–if the mix is 90% there and the song only needs vocal tuning, a bit of balancing/eq, and mastering touches, that's what I do! If the song is great but what the artist wrote for the bridge is weak, I'll work with them until that part is as strong as the rest. If an artist brings me nothing but a melodic sketch, I will work from the ground up with drums/percussion/rhythm section parts, bass, keys/guitar/other instruments, help on vocal writing/lyrics, editing, recording/adding elements, then take it step by step through each phase until there is a commercial quality master recording the artist and I are proud of.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first consult with the artist/client, often asking for reference tracks or songs, until I have a clear picture of what they want. I start working and send drafts for feedback, incorporate their ideas until they are thrilled with the result, and send them the files!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of my private studio in London, UK. I have a great selection of gear, a great-sounding room with excellent balanced acoustics, and a warm vibe. For mics, I have one-of-a-kind handmade U47 from my friend at NOS Audio in Los Angeles, a Shure SM7b, and others... I have all the best plugins including many before they are released to the public by Slate, Kush, Izotope, SKnote, Waves, etc. My favorite piece is my new Tegeler Audio Scwerkraftmaschine–a high-end, handmade tube compressor with plugin control–best of both words!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone who is in it for the right reasons–no matter what style or genre–if someone is grinding because they love the music, that inspires me. In it for fame or money? You can miss me with that lol
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do full production (tracks, beats, instruments), mixing and mastering–a complete song start to finish, but I do lots of anywhere-in-between jobs. Sometimes mixing and mastering, sometimes adding a few instruments, editing, tuning vocals, mixing, sometimes just mastering. I also have written a lot so can help with lyrics and melody writing. I have so much experience in every area I really can do it all!