L.A. Winter

Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer

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Hi Guys! I'm Nate aka L.A. Winter, I'm a singer/songwriter/producer with 9 years experience singing, writing and producing for artists mostly from L.A where I live but from many other countries as well. Recently I was the vocalist on the song I Got It by The Maximals. Oh also I'm a big fan of cake... the food and band.

I do vocal demos and acoustic and electric guitar session work. When I write with an artist I always try to make the melodies memorable and the lyrics relatable while also capturing the artist's vision for song and what they care about.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Frank K.
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    Quick turnaround. Figured it out right away, too. Good stuff!

  2. Review by JawnWitDaGreenHair
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    Dope record! Definitely knows what he is doing! Got some great tips!!

  3. Review by Jade Amar
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    Very great person to work with. Easy communication and instructions and is polite!

  4. Review by benbinderow
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    Great vocalist, worked quickly and professional sounding vocal production

  5. Review by Mechi Pieretti
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    This is the second time we work together, the team provided a great song and instructions for me to work with :) 100% recommend!

  6. Review by S-EM-C
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    Great to work with, great communication. Super professional! Would recommend!!

  7. Review by Brad P.
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    Cool guy, on the ball, current, diverse! would recommend ;-)

Interview with L.A. Winter

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

  2. A: Few things I'll ask you if you are thinking of hiring me is: 1. Is there a deadline for the project? 2. what references do they want me to use for the song? 3. is the song about?

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

  4. A: Most importantly if I'm working for a client the more information about what your vision for the song is the better. My goal is to give you exactly what you want on the first version and the more information I have before I start the better. This could be tempo, key, mood, how they would like me to sing or play, what genre the song is in, what songs inspire them, what songs I should reference, what artists I should reference.

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

  6. A: I start with a few basic questions about the project I'm working on depending on the nature of the services I'm providing. Mostly trying to get a full understanding of the vision of the project and how I can best make that vision come to life so the client is fully satisfied with their art and my part in its creation. When I write and record guitar I start with focusing on the basic rhythmic parts that will support the track and then I fit counter melodies in between. I have a few basic strumming patterns that I've found work in most situations depending on the style and I'm also always open to new ideas and the vision the client. I mix on headphones with SoundID Reference into Waves Abbey-Road Studio 3 on the master bus channel in Logic Pro. This lets me work from pretty much anywhere which helps speed up my work flow.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I woke mostly in the box (in my computer) for production, mixing and mastering. I record using a UAD Apollo Solo interface into a black Manly cardioid mic. Use that setup to record my vocals and acoustic guitars as well as any other miscellaneous audio a song or project might call for.

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

  10. A: I am a HUGE fan of the producer Ian Kirkpatrick and all his works. His production on the Dua Lipa song called New Rules is one of my favorites and I'm still get inspiration from when I listen. I also love anything written by Max Martin who has as many #1 hits as the Beatles (of which I'm also a huge fan)

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

  12. A: I've been playing guitar for 16 years and singing for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a very musical family where we just sang all the time. I started writing for other artists in LA about 9 years ago and I've been building my production, mixing and mastering chops ever since.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I like all genres but my style is definitely pop. pop is what got really liking music and I love how a pop song can just take control of you and make your day, your mood, your life better.

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

  16. A: I would really like to work with Lauv. I think he and I would get along and his music has really inspired me to try new things.

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

  18. A: Pay attention to how your body is moving while you make music. That will inform you a of a lot of key things. If you're body isn't moving the way you want it to on the song than that means something has to change.

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

  20. A: I write mostly pop music, EDM topline (melody and lyrics) and country songs. I also do some reggae and hiphop but that is less common. I'm always open to trying new genres.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: My strongest skill is my writing. Its what really got me into this business and I just love it!

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

  24. A: I bring my knowledge of music theory and experience from writing and recording over 400 songs over the past 10 years. I'm better at writing melodies than lyrics but I can do both the melodies just come a little faster to me than lyrics do.

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

  26. A: Most of the time I do session singing either for demos to pitched to other artists or for DJ releases. I work in a variety of styles including Pop, Hiphop, EDM and Country. I also do acoustic and electric guitar session work for almost all styles and I make beats, mix and master as well.

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