I am Will Urbane the creator of the style I like to call Hip-Pop Swing. It’s hip because it’s relevant. It’s pop because it’s popular culture, and it’s swing because of the ideals. I’m here to entertain, make you dance, and help you overcome or forget your daily struggles.
If you want Lyrics/vocals that are memorable and can connect to a mass audience look no further. Besides working on my own material i enjoy making others happy. All that i ask is that I'm compensated for my work and that we discuss copyrights and publishing before starting the project. I do not have an in-house studio but i can go to a studio and track the vocals you are looking for. I charge the price that i do for vocals because i choose to record in the best studios and everything that i deliver is always quality over quantity. I will always get the best takes and track with the right mic and pre amp and i know how to organize files to be sent back accordingly so its easy for the mixing process. If this is what you are looking for than shoot me a message and LETS WORK!
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Interview with Will Urbane
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was invited to speak with the students at Purchase College as well as run a recording session with them. This was done in order to show them how an independent artist functions without the financial backing of a label. I got a chance to work on a song with a couple of them personally. I wrote two verses/performed/ and rapped them as well. It was a great experience! My presence had taught the students to think outside the constructed book knowledge and to go with their gut.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm actually getting prepared to start releasing songs from my EP as well as building up my brand.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No I'm new to this site.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer using both depending on what I'm working on. I think they both have a sound that fits for whatever genre makes sense at that time. I've combined both before and got something incredible. It really all depends.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is I will always deliver something you couldn't get anywhere else. Listen to the music I've previously created and it speaks for itself. If you want quality and a chance to have a top record hire me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to wake up every single day and live out my dreams and follow my passion. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It gives me life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you create the music you do? I always answer, go with what's in your heart and the rest follows.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People are always looking for quantity over quality and rather not pay for something that truly has the possibility to go far. If you're looking to have vocals tracked or written that could end up on the top 40 in the world it's worth to pay the price.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you handle your own copyrights and publishing? Do I get to keep my own copyrights and publishing? Do you want to be the exclusive rights holder of everything I do on a song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You get what you pay for and that's in any business.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would bring a laptop with protools/logic a good pre amp and my favorite microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been music. I have actively been writing for about ten years and working on my personal brand and artistry professionally for seven.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I call it Hip-Pop Swing it has this essence of HipHop mixed with pop and the ideals of dancing and overcoming so relatable to the swing era from the 30s.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pit Bull & Flo Rida because I love what they do in pop culture and I eventually want to be on their level of success.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Vocal layering is one of the most important parts of creating a song. If you know how to track vocals properly it makes the rest of the process that much easier. In order to track vocals properly you need the right mic and pre amp (that works with the artists voice whose recording). These are all very important things I had learned throughout the years while working.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop/Dance/HipHop/R&B and Alternative
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill I would say is my voice along with writing catchy lyrics to songs. How I project my voice is what grabs the listener immediately as well as the things I say stand out.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring great energy as well as uniqueness. The lyrics I write stand out to young individuals, as I usually try to gage what catches the listeners attention the most (in this day and age). I write very catchy hooks, something that people can quickly learn and sing along to.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I hear the production the lyrics just come to me. I usually get an idea of how the completed song should sound immediately and go with it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Usually I record myself at a professional studio. Some of which I had previously worked at were; Stadium Red, Raw Recording Studio, Lytehead Studios, and many more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I would have to say Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. It was the way they sounded that inspired me. Some people could argue that they weren't the best vocally, but how they made the songs come together with their voice was beauty. Similar to myself.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write lyrics for all genres as well as rap and sing for producers in search of vocals.