Can you share one music production tip?
Horns need to blend in, sometimes in front and other times blended into the bandmix.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most the work we do is in the Popmusic area.
What's your strongest skill?
We can provide you with a 4-piece horn section and up to orchestral or even bigband is possible. Ranging from Pop, Rock, Jazz right up to Classical, everything's possible. The Jayhorns also include great soloists for adding Pop or Jazz solos to your tracks.
What do you bring to a song?
We bring powerful exciting horns, or smooth even jazzy sounds to your mix.
What's your typical work process?
Normaly I'll get a backing-track and a reference song before I start arranging the song. It's also possible to have your own arrangement recorded by the Jayhorns. After making sure everything's clear we can start recording. When the recording is done I'll edit the session and mix the horns to a stereofile (dry with no verb ar compression).
I'll retransfer the files in a compressed package. Inside the package is a dry stereomix of the horns and all the separate tracks in a separate folder.
Tell us about your studio setup.
The studio setup is simple but effective. Only the best equipment to ensure the quality of the recordings is topnotch. Recording preferably in Logic Pro X but als Pro Tools and Studio One are possible. We only use the best miss available for horns. Mic's like the Royer 121, the Neumann U87 or the AKG 414 are recorded with Neve Pre-Amps connected to UAD's apollo. Monitors used are the Focal Twin 6be or Auratones.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
We're very inspired by The Seawind-horns (Jerry Hey) and the horn section of rockband Chicago.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work is adding horns to an existing track.