The Organic Pulse

Songwriter & acoustic expert

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Hear your song sounding beyond your vision! I 'm a stablished composer, producer, arranger, mixing engineer and session musician, I specialise in innovative acoustic productions. Banjo, lapsteel & uke lover, I have worked with folk, Reggae, Rn'B, dub, EDM, rock& pop artists worldwide. I have composed for International TV and brands. Get in touch!

20+ years of experience, new on SoundBetter, looking forward to meet new talents here!

WHAT I DO
I am a hybrid musician, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Therefore I am qualified to handle every step of your music creation, from composing and writing to arranging, performing, recording, editing, comping & cleaning up, mixing and mastering. I specialise in folk/songwriter style on acoustic guitars, banjo, ukulele, lap steel guitar, but have also achieved successful experiences in Reggae, hip-hop, R'nB, pop, EDM and epic soundtracks, even theatre plays!

SESSION MUSICIAN TO PRODUCING
I can perform an instrument session as well as handling the whole process from writing a draft to a radio-ready hit.

MY BEST ASSET
It is my skills to assist artists in the creation of a song, where the ideas spark but struggle to make it to a finished song. I work as an arranger/ghostwriter throughout the whole song production. I get the artist's vision and empower it. I'm a rhythm man. I obtained the "GOLDEN EARS" Awards on SoundGym in 2021 and rank better than 95,8% amongst 350 000 Worldwide, and better than 98,9% in swing and beat detection.

HOW I DO IT
I love to cover the whole process of creating a song, while keeping a great level of understanding and communication with the artist and/or other musicians involved.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Frank
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    by Frank

    " Pat and me have worked together for decades on many compositions, bands and stage projects. His impressive ear for music has blown away countless fellows, and the way he masters his acoustic guitar leaves no one indifferent. From a regular chord progression he instantly makes up a catchy riff, a solid and powerful rhythm groove and the unexpected mind-blowing arrangement. His wide musical influence grants him a creative playground larger than life. According to your vision, one moment he comes up with a barocco intro, the next with a beach-boys-like vocal progression, a Jimmy Page-like Riff

  2. Review by myriam devidal
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    by myriam devidal

    Pat has turned my acapella draft melody into a fully produced radio-ready hit. I'm amazed by his fine musical sensibility and his ability to lay all instruments one by one,
    and arrange and produce the whole song in perfect balance without distorting the essence of my original song.
    For sure he's a mean guitar player, but I also appreciated his gentle coaching in the studio on improving my melody and voice harmonies.
    I highly recommend Pat as the best partner for creating and producing your songs"
    Myriam Devidal, Reggae vocalist, Lyon, France

Interview with The Organic Pulse

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

  2. A: What I love most is the ability to express myself artistically, connect with talented artists and create music we love together, while making a living off it!

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

  4. A: "Have you done this kind of work before?" With time, I get to say yes more and more, but I love to take new challenges and to to work off paved roads as much as I can.

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

  6. A: Because I've done such various kinds of music from soundtracks to theatre plays, rock to R'nB, a few times I have been labelled as the guy "who can do a bit of everything badly", as opposed to an expert in one field. I am now fairly experienced in composing, arranging, producing and mixing acoustic and electronic music and proudly call myself an expert in that domain! Say an acoustic expert.

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

  8. A: The Band "Nic & The Iceni" (Spotify, Deezer) found me on the internet, asked me to record 1, then 2 and 3 banjo and other instrument tracks and was thrillled with it. We ended up becoming great friends, I flew over to Manchester, UK to work with them, assisted with the post-production and was in the video for the album single. I loved the "online" interaction becoming live and real. This has happened again since then and I love those occasions to meet new artists.

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

  10. A: We are currently recording and producing the second album of "Les Sales Gosses", a children's choir that I run, who, against all odds, write and compose their own songs! My job there is to train them to sing and write, "ghostwrite" = finish their songs, arrange, produce and mix. The whole process is very exciting for them and for all of us. The first album is on my soundcloud.

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

  12. A: I only just signed up on SB, and I'm looking forward to work with great artists here and to update this question ASAP!

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Acoustic instruments of course. But digital recording because it's easy and clean. I do have a tape recorder to warm it up though!

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

  16. A: I go great lengths to captivate the very core of your music, to make it sound even better than your vision.

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

  18. A: What is you reference artist or tracks? Give me keywords or describe your vision of your song, with your words. I ask what's your budget, because when I can see talent, I do my best and consider all budgets.

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

  20. A: The better the communication and understanding, the better the results.

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

  22. A: I'd definitely go acoustic. A guitar, a cajon, a ukulele, a double bass and singers.

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

  24. A: I have been teaching music since the age of 16. I graduated from ETM, a music college in Geneva with a professional training. I then lived in London, UK and trained at Islington Music Workshop. In London, I let my guitar down and really got into house, trance, drum&bass, hip-hop and composed music for theatre plays, art exhibitions and broadcasted documentaries. Back In France, I started and still run a successful music school, compose and produce for artists, movies and for myself, in the inspiring scenery of the french Alps. I am a family man, have great kids and I have lived exclusively off my music for the last 12 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A gentle mix of root reggae/rock, a heavy touch of traditional instruments on uplifted dub beats, spiced with airy vocal harmonies.

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

  28. A: Xavier Rudd. Because his music remains minimalistic, yet his vibe keeps growing. He has a unique way of getting high energy through, while keeping the music super simple.

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

  30. A: Yeah! the most valuable one to me : give your music a good rest between work sessions.

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

  32. A: I have worked for many years on indie/rock and pop style commercial soundtracks & jingles and have great experience in those styles. My tastes, influences and skills have evolved, and now I work more on folk/acoustic songwriters and dub/reggae artists. And I jump on every occasion to play my uke, banjo or lapsteel! I love to mix all those genres, too.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I would say, my strongest skill is my ability to uplift a song with simple acoustic arrangements, such as adding a banjo part, composing a guitar track or enhancing a bridge with a lap steel guitar solo.

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

  36. A: Don't want to be pretentious there! But in a song, I'm looking to get the very essence of it and make it sound better than what the artist originally imagined. I can only achieve that thanks to a good communication with the artist, and this is what I enjoy most.

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

  38. A: I first listen to the song on a very deep level, to get the essence, the vibe and the message of it. In the mean time I connect with the artist on the closest possible level, looking to a high level of understanding and collaboration. I dedicate a fair amount of time to preparation, let the music evolve in my head as long as I can afford, before I start working in the studio. But when all is ready, I know what I'm doing and I work really fast.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I like to keep it simple, too! The room have strong DIY acoustic treatment. I have an Imac with a Behringer UFX1604 Desk, DI and Valve preamps, Yamaha HS8 monitors, a few Rode & AKG condenser mics, a couple of the must-have Shure mics and the Komplete 88 midi keyboard. That's pretty much it for the hardware. Software wise, I work on Logic Pro with NI Komplete soundbanks and Slate Digital & Waves full Bundles. Where my studio stands out from the crowd is by the amount of acoustic instruments I have handy, ready to play and record : upright piano, couple of drum sets, Stratocaster, Telecaster, 6 & 12string Acoustic & vintage classic guitars, banjo, Lapsteel guitar, ukulele, 8 string baritone ukulele, buzuki, mandolin, djembe, percs and handcrafted instruments.

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

  42. A: I grew up with the big rock & prog-rock classics, lots of reggae and old school rocksteady, celtic and traditional music from Eastern Europe and North America. I have been very inspired lately by Mumford & Sons, Xavier Rudd, Beck, John Butler Trio and Toots and The Maytals

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

  44. A: I am most commonly asked to arrange and produce songs from a very early stage of creation, like helping to write, compose and getting the structure and the message of the song.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Xavier Rudd
  • Roots Reggae
  • The Dead South
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
  • NI Komplete
  • Slate Digital & Waves Bundle
  • RODE & AKG condenser mics
  • Acoustic guitars
  • Telecaster
  • Banjo
  • ukuleles
  • Lapsteel guitar
  • Djembes
  • didjeridoo
  • Deep Drumset
  • djembes and miscellanous handcrafted instruments
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  • Obtained "GOLDEN EARS" Awards on SoundGym; classified 95,8% WorldwideJan 13, 2022



    I have trained daily in 2021, and I am classified best than 95,8%, and better than 98,6% at EQ practice, amongst over 350 000 members worldwide. 

    I also stand out in the rhythm section, where I rank better than 99,8% of all members in the swing practice and better than 98,7% at bpm detection. I still practice daily, to make sure rhythm precision remains one of my big assets.

    My Soundgym