Hey, my name is Liam - but in music I usually go by Molitor (my middle name)! I'm a songwriter, performer and producer from Toronto. In the past I've worked on projects as a producer, mixer, guitarist, composer, co-writer and much more so feel free to reach out for any audio-related projects. I love music and audio so that's why I do what I do!
I do have an impressive collection of awards, accomplishments and achievements under my belt but what is most impressive to me is my genuine love for sound.
I studied music & audio production in university but my real experience comes from my years spent working on global releases, international tours, working as a session musician & being a producer.
Ever since I picked up my first 4-track recorder in high school, discovering a copy of Sony Sound Forge on sale at Best Buy, to learning Pro Tools and studying Music Production in University music and sound has been my love. I have been a Toronto-based musician, producer and engineer for the past few years and thought I'd open up the gates of the worldwide web here.
Music I've worked on shares credits with The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Drake, Bruno Mars, Barenaked Ladies, Against Me!, Imagine Dragons and more. I'm a nerd and a gearhead so don't worry about trusting me with your song, podcast, film score, etc. because whether you're a new indie artist on a budget or you're experienced and just looking for new collaborators I think we'll be a good fit.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you want to talk about your project.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Absolutely loved working with Liam. Super professional, new what he wanted and best of all, would listen to his music on my free time. Was just impressed with the emotion and instrumentation in his song.
I worked with Liam when I was just starting Steady Hussle. He helped shape the sound I was looking for and made the project something I always wanted to have, but never knew how to reach. He conveys emotion and puts a huge of heart into his own project, Molitor and does the same when it comes to working with others and helping reach musical goals.
Interview with Liam "Molitor" Morrison
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always working on my own music project: Molitor and you can hear the latest from that anywhere you stream music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: The only reason I decided to come on this platform myself is because I had a great experience working with Brent Kolatolo on a mix so I'd recommend him for sure. Also, I had an opportunity to work with Mark Needham a while back but I ended up scrapping the project and I saw that he's on here. If you can afford it, you won't get a better engineer than that guy.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's gotten to the point in quality that to the people that are going to be hearing the final product, they wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Plus, how can I bring an outboard rack and a 24-channel board on a plane?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music is the most beautiful thing in the world and to me there isn't any bad music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you do it for free? You'll get lots of exposure when I'm famous!" Short Answer: No
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Being a producer is about being a people-person. 5% has to do with music knowledge, theory, performance, sounds, etc. The rest is literally just talking to a human and bringing out the best parts of them and putting it into what they're doing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where do you see this project going after release? If you had to pick 2 songs that sound a little like this song sounds in your head what would they be? Why are you doing this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't ever be afraid to ask. The one thing you'll learn in this industry or any industry is that the worst thing someone can do to you is say "No". But even if you get a "No" in this industry, it usually comes with some helpful, constructive criticism.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, MIDI Controller, Zoom H4N, Batteries, Chargers
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, Massive, Spacey, Trippy, Sad but hopeful, inspirational.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye because who wouldn't.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: No matter what you heard in a blog about what you can't do if something sounds good, do it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: 40% Pop/Rock/Hip-Hop. 40% Folk/Singer-Songwriter. Then a mix of other genres, movie & post work, podcasts & dialogue, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and understanding.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can either bring my own energy and style to a song if needed or have a transparent present if the song requires it or the artist already has an energy in mind.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Faders & feet up. Analyze. Begin work. After the rough first draft is out of the way the client will either be happy or have some changes and that's when things start to take shape.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is mostly in the box when it comes to tools. I move a lot and love travelling and I realized early on in my gear collecting life that it would be tough to manage frequent work with frequent travel. So what I did was narrowed my hardware down to necessities (MacBook, Apogee Duet, 1 MIDI controller, 1 guitar, some cans) at home I have quite a bit more but it's always changing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anything that goes against the grain. I love innovation and disruption to the norms. Some of my favourites include Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Against Me!, The National, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Gallant. I love the production and engineering techniques of guys like Rick Rubin, Mark Needham, Ludwig Göransson, Max Martin, The Smeezingtons, Jeff Bhasker and anyone I've collaborated with personally like Bernie Cisternas, John Switzer, Brent Kolatolo and Harrison Fine.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Just all around production from ideation to creation. A lot of artists I work with are on a tight budget so I'll produce, mix and provide session performances.