Hi, I'm Machell! I've always dreamed of being a singer and decided to start now.
I am a professionally trained vocalist for over 10 years and have sung as both a solo artist and a lead for numerous groups which have performed in genres such as indie, pop, kpop, jazz, choir, and alternative.
Here are a few artists with styles that I am familiar with and have an easy time imitating!
Loona - Chuu/Kim Jiwoo, Kim Lip/Kim Jungeun
Twice - Nayeon/Im Nayeon, Mina/Mina Myoi
Blackpink - Jisoo/Kim Jisoo
Red Velvet - Joy/Park Sooyoung
Tokyo Tea Room
Lana Del Rey
What you provide me:
Your prepared instrumental track and BPM
Melody and lyrics for reference
A general idea of the style/genre desired
What I deliver to you:
Raw and mastered high-quality files
Open communication and attitude
The perfect performance for your song or project :)
Please send me a message detailing as much about your project as possible prior to or alongside placing an order - I will do everything I can to ensure that your final delivery is to your liking and satisfaction!
I look forward to working with you!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Machell Xiong
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project that I worked on and am especially proud of is the time my friends and I had a project for a competition. We all worked really hard, communicated well, persevered, and won third place. Even though it wasn't first place, I was extremely proud that we made it that far with no complications along the way.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment, I am working on my singing career through SoundBetter :)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: At the moment, I do not know anyone on SoundBetter but I am always ready to have more friends and partners.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer Analog clocks because they provide such a classy look to them.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will always do well and that I will communicate with you well. Communication is very important between two or more people because no one wants to mess up.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I am doing something that I love to do and that I am working with people who also love music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question I get asked is, "can you sing this song for me?" and the answer is always yes!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that if I am paid to do something, I am going to give it my all. That is just not true because I like to give 200% when I do anything. I always give my all and more.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always want to know what kind of vibe are they going for. You can turn any song into a jazzy song, a hip hop style, or even a sad and sorrowful song depending on the person who is singing.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A piece of advice I would have to give is to always be kind. I think that kindness and respect will give a better production in the long run and there won't be any complications along the way.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I were on a desert island, I would bring a lighter, a sewing kit, a journal, a hair comb, and a pot.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was actually to go to school, but I ended up disliking the health major I was in and decided to start doing something I really enjoy (like singing). I was in University for about a little over a year before I decided to quit.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style would be on the more upbeat and cutesy side even though I love to sing to more ballad-like songs.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: An artist I would like to work with would be Doja Cat. I really like the vibes her music gives off and I really like her fun personality. I would really love to learn more about the way she produces, writes, and performs her music as well.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One music production tip I would say is that if it does not sound right, it does not hurt to retry again. When it comes to restarting a project, many users tend to feel scared or angry at the thought of restarting but I find that restarting on a fresh clean slate can help me understand why it may have sounded different.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop music but I can also work with every genre except heavy metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would most likely be making sure that any of my clients had a wonderful time working with me as well as being satisfied with the finished and completed project that we worked on together.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I would like to imagine that I bring any song that I am singing a bounce of life. I hope that with my vocals, the songs I am singing can make the listener feel as though they are listening to their favorite song for the first time again.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically record in one go and start editing and chopping vocals from there. I also tend to re-record until everything sounds perfect.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am using a Blue Yeti x USB mic to record on my laptop and to edit I am using Audacity.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am really inspired by the wonderful pop artists of today as they write, produce, and perform their works of art. I hope to one day achieve that level of accomplishment.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide my clients with clear feminine vocals for their song of choice, instrumental, lyrics, and or style/genre that they want.