Next level sounds, feel, and pop intuition: I'm an experienced writer/producer with deep Ableton fluency who can elevate a track with detailed production that flows and leaves space for the most important elements. I love sprinkling in unique elements and textures to give a song its distinct sonic trademark.
I'm a songwriter and producer specializing in emotional electronic pop with an edge. I write and produce for my solo project Asher Blank and frequently collaborate with other artists in the NYC area. I also have a background in choral music, a cappella arranging/production, and film scoring.
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Interview with Will Cabaniss
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It's important to both have a vision for your track AND be willing to let someone else take the reins for a bit. While a strong vision will feed a producer's creativity and create a set of productive limitations, your trust and ability to cede control is what will let them feel comfortable enough to bring the breadth of their taste and skills to the table.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Subtract before you add: If I'm stuck on something, whether it's writing the next lyric or figuring out how to make a section really pop, I often try removing elements before I start adding again. It can be hard to part with something you made that you've grown attached to, but creating space can allow room for new growth.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in an Ableton-centric studio powered by an iMac Pro and a UA Apollo Twin X. Though most of what I do is powered by digital plug-ins and effects, I'm constantly recording acoustic instruments (drums, hand percussion, winds, vocals. piano) for texture and depth. As for microphones, I primarily use a Neumann TLM103 for vocals, and sometimes use a pair of Audio Technica AT4051b's for high-frequency percussion and piano.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work with songs that start in a variety of stages, from unfinished sketches to fleshed out demos. I'm best at taking a song and finding the sounds and landscapes that create a mood around the lyrics and message.