Music Producer, Demo Vocalist

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Neil Sethi on SoundBetter

I'm a producer, writer and vocalist based out of San Francisco, CA. I love producing pop, hip-hop, soul and electronic records! One of my tracks this year was a finalist in the International Songwriting competition, and this year my tracks have seen 100K plays across streaming platforms, and featured on Noble Vybe and Mix24/7 EDM.

Neil Sethi writes and produces as AIR APPARENT, an Indian-American producer and songwriter based out of San Francisco, originally from Atlanta. He produces a range of styles, genre-bending frequently. When producing for others, he likes to adapt his sound to what the artist prefers!

His recent singles, "Asking You", "Sorry (ft. Krysta Youngs)" and "Tokyo" have collectively accrued over 200K plays in just 2019.

His influences range from up and coming artists in pop, electronic, hip-hop, jazz and R&B to old-school artists who changed the game forever. A few of his favorites include James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Purity Ring, Japanese Breakfast, Louis Futon, Mitski, KAYTRANADA, Al Green, Chet Baker, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Usher, Ta-ku, and Vampire Weekend.

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56 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jeff Sojka
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    SO good working together! Can't wait for the next song.

  2. Review by Elliot James Mastering
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    Neil is supremely talented, an absolutely pleasure to work on this project together, such a great communicator, super professional! Always a big plus!!!! Don’t hesitate is you have the opportunity to collaborate with Neil, you won’t regret it! Trust me!

  3. Review by GESS
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    Such a great time working on this project with Neil! Super down to earth, open-minded creatively, responsive. Cant wait for the next!

  4. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Such a great track from Neil! I had tons of fun working on it. Been an absolute pleasure! :-)

  5. Review by Keith
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    Awesome dude with awesome vibes!!

  6. Review by Courtney Bennett
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    Neil is a real talent. Very clear with what he's looking for and it's been a pleasure working with him! LOVE how the song turned out :)

  7. Review by Cute Ghost Producer
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    Always a pleasure working with Neil, Looking forward to the next project ;)

  8. Review by Ryan Downie
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    Neil was great to work with. He knew exactly what he wanted and had a fully formed demo before I started work on production which is a dream for any producer. Hope to work with him again soon.

  9. Review by Will Everett
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    Neil is awesome! He's a very talented guy and was really easy to communicate with. He knew what he wanted, but was open to new ideas which made for a fun collaboration. I'll look forward to more work!

  10. Review by Christina
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    Such a pleasure working with Neil. He is very clear in his vision
    and easy to communicate ideas back and forth. Awesome producer, really excited about our song!

  11. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    It’s always a pleasure working with Neil. His music, songwriting and mixes are brilliant and his communication is always clear and prompt.

  12. Review by Dani King Music
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    Air Apparent was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was very receptive to my ideas and had great contributions of his own. He had a clear vision of what he wanted vocally and was a fantastic collaborator! I really enjoyed working with him and I look forward to hearing our final product.

  13. Review by Chrystal G.
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    AIR is a great person to work with. He gets the job done in a timely manner and listens to your input and make changes based on your views. He makes great beats and would highly recommend him as a producer

  14. Review by Meredith Bull
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    Neil was a pleasure to work with. Positive attitude, easy communication and a fresh sound.

  15. Review by Lance Powell
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    Great to work with! Production is tasteful and on point, and revision notes are clear and concise. Hopefully do some more stuff soon!

  16. Review by Cute Ghost Producer
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    It's always a pleasure working with Neil! He's truly an amazing artist and his music is so much fun to work with. Definitely a great person and would recommend anyone to work with him :)

  17. Review by Natasha Patel
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    Amazing to work with! Was very clear and detailed in what he wanted and so it made doing edits and staying on task very easy. Neil was wonderful at communicating, and so with his busy schedule, we were able to stay on top of the project and complete it to his liking. Glad we got to work together!

  18. Review by TJ Routon
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    Super easy to work with and very talented!

  19. Review by Guy Gabriel
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    The best, great workflow, super professional and has some amazing songs.

  20. Review by Guy Gabriel
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    This guy is super talented and it's a pleasure working with him time and time again! Can't wait to see what's next!

  21. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Neil is an awesome producer and a great collaborator. It's always great to work on his excellent music.

  22. Review by Scott Desmarais
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    Was great to work with him! Would work with him again any time.

  23. Review by Benny Steele
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    It's always a pleasure working with Air Apparent! He is an incredible producer/songwriter with fantastic ears and great communication skills! I hope to work with him again soon!

  24. Review by Manny Park
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    Super effortless interaction working with Air. Absolute joy being apart of the musical journey bro, hope to work with you again soon!

  25. Review by Andrew Horowitz
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    Neil was a pleasure to work with. Professional, timely, and had a clear idea of what he wanted.

  26. Review by Two in One Place
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    Neil has been great with communication and has been very patient. He allowed us to be creative within the project and gave helpful criticism and feedback. It's been a pleasure

  27. Review by Miette Hope
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    Air Apparent was very communicative and responsive. He gave me clear instructions with creative wiggle room. Working with him was a pleasure and I would topline another song for him anytime.

  28. Review by Cute Ghost Producer
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    Neil has been a pleasure to work with. He first contacted me to help him finish a song. All along the way he knew exactly what he was looking for and was very good at explaining it. Everything went super smooth and the song is coming along way too good! Thanks for the chance to help you out Neil and hope to get to work with you again ;)

    Best,
    Cute

  29. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Neil is an awesome songwriter and producer. His fast and clear communication really helps the project progress quickly.

  30. Review by Jarell Perry
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    Really quick and clear communication - couldn't ask for a better experience.

  31. Review by ROSE
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    Neil was such a pleasure to work with. He gave great direction and is very collaborative which made the job not only fun, but easy. I would absolutely work with Neil again!

  32. Review by Rob Murray
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    Another great song!

  33. Review by Brent Kolatalo
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    Had the fortune of mixing a great song by Neil. Was extremely professional and knew the sound he was going for from the beginning.

  34. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Neil is an awesome producer and gives super clear instructions. A pleasure to work with such a pro.

  35. Review by Lyra C.
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    Second song produced and the process was so smooth! I didn’t know how the song was gonna sound after I sent him some audios but he made a way to make it sound 10x better! Definitely looking forward to working with him again.

  36. Review by Lyra C.
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    Very easy to work with! He's very efficient, replies fast and updates you on how the process is going. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants great music.

  37. Review by Andrew Marshall
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    Neil is an excellent producer and writer, and it was a pleasure to program drums on a great track of his. Communication was clear and efficient. I'd highly recommend working with him!

  38. Review by Nick Kelly
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    Pleasure to work with, fast responses and very professional. I look forward to the next one!

  39. Review by Guy Gabriel
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    Such a great experience working with Neil, he had some great ideas and vision and he communicated everything in a very pleasant way. Can't wait to collaborate again!

  40. Review by Rob Murray
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    Easy to work with, and great music!

  41. Review by Rob Murray
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    Pleasure working with Neil again.

  42. Review by Jelli
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    This isn't our first collaboration, and hopefully it won't be the last! Neil is always so understanding and kind during the work process, being extremely patient with me. Always gives amazing direction and feedback to help me get the song to where it needs to be. And the songs are always great!

  43. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Another awesome project! Super professional and great music.

  44. Review by Rob Murray
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    Second time working with Neil, just as fun and easy as the first. Hoping there's many more in the future!

  45. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Neil is an awesome producer and super professional to work with!

  46. Review by Rob Murray
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    Great music, nice guy, and fast clear communication. Got to take a little more creative freedom which is always fun too!

  47. Review by Julia Ross
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    Absolutely loved working with Neil! Amazing track and he gives great and clear direction on what he wants but also leaves room for creativity on the writer’s end. Can’t wait to work together again !

  48. Review by Bea Go
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    It was my first time working with Neil as a vocalist for his original song and it was an absolute pleasure! He was open and communicative, clear and direct about what he wants, but still gave me room to interpret the song how I felt would be best. I would definitely work with him again!

  49. Review by Summer Hazelwood
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    Neil was a breeze to work with. He knows what he wants but he trusts the songwriter-vocalist and I the product we created has true magic because of it. I hope to work together again. If you're looking for a top notch producer, mixer (etc) Look no further - Neil is your man!!!

  50. Review by Jelli
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    Always a pleasure working together! With such helpful feedback, it makes this process fun and smooth, especially with a great song !

  51. Review by Jelli
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    I really enjoyed working on this project! The song was awesome and I was given clear feedback that made the working process extremely smooth. It was my first time working with Neil but I really hope it won’t be the last!

  52. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Neil was a pleasure to work with. His notes were very efficient and we got a great result.

  53. Review by David Pettit
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    An absolute pleasure to work with!

  54. Review by Marvin Shoates Sr.
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    Need to link could benefit from fresh finds. Jut course$$$ involved

  55. Review by Michelle Lu
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    I've known Neil for a few years and love collaborating with him. I'm a singer-songwriter and Neil has been collaborator, producer, and recording engineer. He most recently helped take a song of mine to the next level (thank you thank you!) He's incredibly responsive and communicative and so fun to work with in person (if you get the chance)--he provides great structure for creativity to blossom, has amazing ideas that are fun to collaborate on, and also knows when to set things in place to progress the production of the song. He's really kind and funny too!

  56. Review by Lulu Tang
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    I've worked with Neil for the last 3 years across dozens of tracks. He's one of the best people I get to collaborate with - super open to feedback and very skilled at taking my ideas and pushing them places I never could've imagined. He has an excellent ear and high standards of quality for himself, which means all of his tracks go through rigorous tweaks until they're just right. Looking forward to hearing more of his work and collaborating more in the future!

Interview with Neil Sethi

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

  2. A: I've produced a few songs for clients and friends, building from scratch and taking inspiration from provided reference tracks or building off existing demos.

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

  4. A: James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Purity Ring, Japanese Breakfast, Louis Futon, Mitski, KAYTRANADA, Al Green, Chet Baker, Ta-ku, Vampire Weekend

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

  6. A: Be candid and exhaustive with feedback - I work ego-free!

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

  8. A: To deliver something we're both proud of - no matter how many iterations it takes

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

  10. A: Krysta Youngs is a killer songwriter and vocalist!

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

  12. A: An album for my artist project

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Asking You

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3 revisions out of the box with various early draft sharing Mixing and mastering for $150 additional Lots of feedback back and forth!

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