Hey Everyone, My name is Corban Calhoun. I am a composer, producer, and songwriter. My music has been heard in award winning films and TV shows. If I feel what we are working on has potential, I can pitch it to publishers that I work with.
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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Corban Calhoun
Great experience. Corban "heard" what I needed and came up with some awesome creative ideas. He knows what he's doing in production and engineering. Most importantly he had a great attitude and was extremely responsive (and quick) to the many ongoing and detailed requests/additional ideas I had and incorporated those. I plan on working with him again (and again!).
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Corban's a super cool laid back guy. Great songwriter and producer. Really fun to work with. Would def work with again. Would reccomend him!!
Corban is an excellent songwriter, producer, and arranger. I've worked with Corban several times and have never been let down. His sound is current and his instincts are amazing!
Interview with Corban Calhoun
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 10 plus years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Max Martin and Hans Zimmer. They’re the best at what they do.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Everything under the sun.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is listening. Listening to the client and what they need. Listening to the song and what it needs. I always try to listen objectively.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is very minimal. My productions are a mix of live recording and creating in the box so I don't need a ton of gear to get the job done.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composing music for film, TV, and advertisement.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would recommend my friend Ziv. He is a great songwriter, producer, singer, and pianist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'd say both. They each have their own unique qualities that can be useful. Neither one is worse or better than the other.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll work until you're satisfied
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: waking up when you want to wake up and doing work in your underwear is pretty great!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Where do you live?..... Nashville, TN What do you think about the song?.....I answer as honestly as possible without sugar coating What kind of music do you like to listen to?.....I give the cliche answer "I'll listen to anything as long as it's good."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people think you can't make a career out of being a musician.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for this project? What's your time frame? Are there any artists or bands you would want your songs to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research and be selective. As much as a producer or musician can help your project, they can hurt it just as well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: pushing the limits
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to get advice from others. No man is an island.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think that I bring clarity to a project. Sometimes the creative process can be confusing in the sense of not knowing what direction to take, what sounds to use, what melody fits the lyric best, etc...So I try my best to make things as clear as possible.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It varies from project to project depending on what is being required of me. But the ultimate goal is to not be selfish. Meaning satisfying the song's needs and not my own. I'll do whatever process or take whatever steps I need to in order to achieve that goal.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I think creative inspiration can be found in anything. It doesn't necessarily have to be limited to the field you're creative in. However, I am big fans of artists like Coldplay, Paramore, Katy Perry, and anything that Max Martin does.