Jimmy Deer

Production/Mixing/Mastering

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I'm fortunate to have worked on Billboard #1s with Grammy/Platinum artists + writers–Seal, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Gorillaz' Miho Hatori, Blac Youngsta, Ali Tamposi ("Havana"), India.Arie, etc.–garnering millions of streams + over 300 major label, film+tv placements in the process. I want to bring this experience and passion to your project.

I want to take your music to the highest possible level at a rate you can afford. From production/beats or remaking samples, to finishing touches/mixing and mastering. I love working on different genres–it keeps things fresh and exciting–darker especially. I have a great team to cover all bases.

I play guitar, keys, drums, bass (BA in music), mix and master at commercial level so you get a personal touch and cohesive vision throughout the project. Let me bring my talent and skills to your songs and take them where you've only dreamed of going. I'm happy to jump on a zoom call to make sure we are on the same page.

The four samples on my profile barely scratch the surface of my range–make sure to click around this spotify playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/532oIUOH9X6iwHi9Ue6gEN?si=f6a67a6fed3841d7

I look forward to hearing from you. If budget is a primary concern, let me know upfront what range you’re hoping for-it will make the process easier and save time.

Hit the "contact" button and let's discuss your project!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Jimmy Deer
  • Juan Hoerni, Jimmy Deer
  • Mark Maxwell (7) Ft. Jason Gaffner
  • Tyler Touche Ft. Jason Gaffner
  • Sam Padrul Ft. Jason Gaffner
  • Modjo
  • Various
  • The Baldwin Brothers
  • Various
  • The Baldwin Brothers
  • Various
  • Roy Davis Jr. Featuring: Ayro
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Christina Milian Featuring Joe Budden
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Various
  • Roy Davis Jr*
  • Kwanza Jones
  • Better Everything
  • Danica "The Morning Star"
  • RedRedRed
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Girl As Wave
  • Girl As Wave
  • Girl As Wave
  • Girl As Wave
  • Blac Youngsta

201 Reviews - 41 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by andrewwachtel42@gmail.com
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    Very professional, helpful, and made our tracks sound great. Many thanks to jimmy.

  2. Review by Kahnin
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    Jimmy just Finished up my 18th single called Go cart and this time he has completely topped himself. The production and his beats are bang on . Love Jimmy. You will too.

  3. Review by mcarlson
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    Jimmy is very skilled and was a pleasure to work with!

  4. Review by Anna R.
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    Jimmy is awesome! Work with him! He’s very talented, easy to work with, very responsive, and works quickly! Understands music well and makes songs sound really professional. Enjoyed working with this pro & loved how he improved my tunes

  5. Review by Quinton B.
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    Superb brilliance many thanks Jimmy !!

  6. Review by Quinton B.
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    Amazing as always

  7. Review by David Tran
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    Jimmy was great to work with! Provided a great turn around time and was very communicative; was excited and eager to get the perfect sound throughout the whole process.

  8. Review by Liam B.
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    Efficient, reliable and super talented. Look forward to working together again.

  9. Review by Jon Lake
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    Jimmy has been great to work with. He made sure he understood the direction I was going for, and was happy to figure things out together.

    Aside from being a talented musician and producer, he's down-to-earth and just has an all-around good vibe. His work speaks for itself, and I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future.

  10. Review by Gene
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    Jimmy is a pro's pro. He knows what he is doing and needs very little guidance, if any, to produce a polished, professional sounding mix. I would not hesitate to hire him again for any project!

  11. Review by Liam B.
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    Epic to work with, spot and and great turn around time.

  12. Review by Clint Bird
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    Great work from you always. It’s a true development gained thanks Jimmy.

  13. Review by David
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    Jimmy is a natural genius. He is a world class producer, musician, and engineer. He really goes above and beyond to bring your music to life. And he is so incredibly patient and kind. Simply put, he’s the very best. Work with him.

  14. Review by Sterlen Roberts
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    Lots of Mastering engineers -but I’m consistently coming back to jimmy because of a mutual respect. I’m bringing all my work to this Guy - trust the process !

  15. Review by Kahnin
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    Jimmy is an extraordinary talent. Do not hesitate on using his services. Amazing!

  16. Review by Sachi M
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    Thank you for helping me bring life and emotion into my song Jimmy! Jimmy was very responsive, focused and willing to working with the different ideas I had. He grasped what I wanted for the song and brought the vision to life. I am very happy with our end product and enjoyed working together! Thank you for your time, effort and all your support! I look forward to working on more projects with you!

  17. Review by Premanition
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    Jimmy is an awesome producer, he is adept at picking the right sounds and really understood the vibe of what I wanted! Very responsive and great at communicating and providing updates. Absolutely in love with the final product and look forward to working with Jimmy again.

  18. Review by Kahnin
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    If I could give 10 stars on this outlet, I would! So easy to work with and very uplifting for the fragile ego of the artist.

  19. Review by Quinton Birdas
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    Always welcome to wanting Jimmy’s work create development.

  20. Review by Sujith Rao
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    It's always a pleasure working with Jimmy. He is a gem of a person. I will continue to work in many more projects.

Interview with Jimmy Deer

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

  2. A: I love all my work for other artists. I'm also very proud of my own deep house artist project-Jimmy Right Now. It is extremely challenging–and rewarding–to write, record, perform, mix and master one's own projects, and release them.

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

  4. A: Press my own dance label's first vinyl release Just co-produced "Eaze My Mind," with Blac Youngsta, Wiz Khalifa, and PnB Rock for Sony/Epic Just mastered 37 songs for an indie artist in Toronto Working on my own house and techno–pressing new EP to vinyl Spring '20 Producing for indie artist in Paris etc.

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

  6. A: How about 5? haha 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. Don't get "demoitis"! Be aware when you've fallen in love with your own demo, and try to be objective about it. Lastly, be yourself! Find out what is unique about you and cultivate that in the style of music you love–don't chase trends!

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. 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, or do the mastering of a finished mix, or work 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, I have a strong ability to figure out what is special about an artist or song and bring that to the forefront, i.e. "mine the gold."

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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, which I also love doing.

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

  14. 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, then London, now working out of my private studio in Berlin, Germany.

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

  16. 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 :)

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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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

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

  22. A: Being creative, making dreams come true, making people happy.

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

  24. 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!

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

  26. A: There are tons of greats on here, search!

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

  28. A: They will love the result!

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

  30. 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.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Edgy/dark Pop and underground

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

  34. A: Any artist that is talented, passionate, determined, and understands the value of great production work.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: 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!

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both are absolutely necessary–there are things plugins can't do and vice versa.

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

  40. A: I work daily on electronic, rock, country, pop, funk, soul, urban, and folk music in popular and underground styles.

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

  42. 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.

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

  44. 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

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GenresSounds Like
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The Weeknd
Gear Highlights
  • Eve Audio SC3070s
  • UAD Apollo x
  • great room
  • analog synths and all the best plugins
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  • Warner Bros. Space Jam 2Jul 08, 2021

    Thrilled that a song I co-wrote/produced, "Don't Hold Me Back" placed in Space Jam 2

  • Placement in Lionsgate's "Knock Knock" starring Keanu ReevesAug 04, 2017

    "Knock Knock" is now on Netflix and Amazon Prime!  My track "Soul Wurli Funk" lays the soundtrack of seduction as two dancing bad girls in robes bring the downfall of a married man...

  • Song TV placementFeb 16, 2017

    Grateful I landed "Dangerous" in this week's episode of Imposter on Bravo!

  • Artist's single premier on The RevueFeb 16, 2017

    Great write-up for the new single I did with Girl As Wave!
    http://therevue.ca/2017/02/16/the-matinee-february-16th-2/

  • Lionsgate's "Knock Knock," starring Keanu Reeves (Dir. Eli Roth) is out!Nov 04, 2015

    The new horror film features my Bill Withers inspired track "Wurli Soul Funk."

  • My pop/dance song "Kiss Kiss Kiss" is airing now nationwide in non-smoking commercials!Jul 18, 2015

    100k views on youtube as well, watch here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wDxjb3cln0