I am a music industry professional who enjoys helping other's dreams come true!
I owned and operated a commercial recording facility north of Harrisburg, PA from 1997-2003 and then relocated to near Nashville where I continue to serve songwriters and the creative community.
I created and produce a popular songwriter open-mic contest in Nashville called Nashville Rising Song (https://www.nashvillerisingsong.com), A world-wide songwriter contest, Global Rising Song (https://www.globalrisingsong.com) and a world-wide singing contest, Global Rising Voice (http://www.globalrisingvoice.com)
Check out more samples over at my website: https://www.mohrmusicproductions.com
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In March 2020 I began collaborating with Keith to produce some songs, I have been working on. I am strictly a songwriter focusing on lyrics and basic song structure. Keith has been an awesome producer to work with. Keith has a natural ability of being able to take my raw song writing and vision for the song and bring it to life. I enjoy working when you can have a 50/50 partnership with your ideas but be instructed that this is not your best option. Keith is very response to questions and easy to communicate with. Overall Keith has taken my songs to a level I never thought possible.
Interview with Keith Mohr
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed a live project for one of the best guitarists in the world, Rick Derringer. Rick played in Johnny Winter's group and he wrote the song "Rock and Roll Hoochie-Koo, a classic rock staple. Rick hired me in 2002 to mix his project and we had a blast in my studio at the time, which was in PA. The mix came out great and Rick was happy with it. You can still find it on Amazon Music.. "Live At Cheney Hall". Check it out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Songs for a client who is a therapist. He writes songs for his clients based on what they are struggling with. They are pretty simple songs, and have been a fun challenge to bring them to life.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: yes, Julia Ross, she is an amazing vocalist and my step-daughter!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital. Its so much better for programming and editiing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you hate what I have done for you, I'll give you your money back.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: creating and making happy clients!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Whats the cheapest you can do this for? I ask them, do they only want the white keys, or the black keys? Which 3 strings on the guitar do you want?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy and fast, It's not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the vision for your song What do you want to accomplish with the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be careful who you hire. Not everyone is who they appear to be. I'm a good looking 21 year old, lol
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A keyboard, my mac, headphones, and good wireless internet. Then I could work from anywhere.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 30 years. I'm older, but Im not old.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Easygoing.. ( was that the right answer, lol?)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Journey.. cause I love their songwriting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: stay true to the songwriters original intent and don't make the song your song. You are a tour guide for the listener, to reach the destination the songwriter intended. The client is always the boss and has the final say.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: country, pop, rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vision for the song. hearing the flour of a song and making a cake out of it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I take a song from conception, and bring it to completion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I receive a rough demo from a writer, then listen to it a few times, and then get to work developing the song. I'll pay careful consideration to the intro, the melody, chords and arrangement.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic X and a slew of sounds from Native Instruments and many others.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: gosh, so many.. I'm a fan of great songwriting period, no matter the genre. A great song makes the listener hit play over and over again.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: production work mainly. songwriters send me their rough song idea and its my role to stay true to their vision, yet make the song more appealing to the listener.