Im the Fastest Kid on the West.
Yo! Brian McKnight Jr Here.
As son of the legendary Brian McKnight, Ive pretty much lived my life recording music. Whether its behind the board, engineering, including mixing, or everywhere else, as in the booth laying leads, or stacking harmonies on the fly, to at the piano, or guitar writing, and crafting tunes. You could say its pretty much all I do, but being that its my passion and what I truly love to do, Ive never complained! My second passion is teaching, and being a guide, especially for other creatives. I was lucky to be introduced to this platform by an incredible friend of mine, and I'm grateful to begin my journey of lending my skills to those who need, all around the world. I am fluent across most DAWs, and as my tagline suggests, I can guarantee a speedy, yet masterful return. Let me help you bring what's in your head to life. Any genre, any tempo, any key, anytime. Cheers!
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35 Reviews - 12 Repeat ClientsEndorse Brian McKnight Jr
Brian is one of the best out there. Such an amazing talented singer/songwriter and super fast! Cannot wait to do more work with him soon!
Brian is amazing. Every aspect of Brian’s work is perfect. His finesse is unparalleled, I absolutely love his work, and I am really looking forward to work on the next project with Brian!
I can’t even begin to explain how easy this dude is to work with. Super talented and LOCAL.
awesome professional to work with. Talented engineer and producer provided a mastered song ready for release. It was a pleasure working with BMJR. Will work with him for many more projects to come.
Have done 2 tracks with Brian now, one of which Brian co-wrote, which was a great collaboration, having someone putting their own spin on it. No revision needed at all on one track, and a minor revision on the second. The vocal layering done is exceptional and professional and Brian has a great voice as you would expect. I knew it would turn out well, but has well surpassed anything I hoped for. Thanks Brian!
This young man is an incredible writer, singer, musician! Such an incredible gift! I highly recommend his services
One of my best experiences! took my vision and made a masterpiece! Highly recommend if want real professional work!!
He really loves this job.
The man is a genius. the best kept secret that people will find soon enough. always a pleasure working with brian. very professional and very fast turn around
This guy is amazing, quick and has some sick melodies. You won't find many better than this guy right here. Thanks for the work BJ
it is always a pleasure to work with Brian. He is a friend of the company and he always delivers. We can’t recommend him enough.
Very talented! Awesome to work with!
Brillant as always. Always a pleasure working with Brian. Amazing job
I am over the moon right now! Brian has delivered another excellent vocals. Amazing!! This is the 4th time he has helped me with my songs, and I have never asked for revisions because he gets it right the first time.
Very Professional, Quick turn around, but most of all Absolutely amazing, Really brought life to my song I could not be happier! Would definitely recommend. I look forward to working with Brian again in the future. Very Very happy!!!
The young legend strikes again! Very well done Brian! Honored to get to work with you again!
I don't even know what to say. The man is a creative genius with incredible vocal ability. He hits the mark every single time. Every. Single. Time. There's practically no need for me to even listen to what he sends back because I already know it'll be hot. Yes, it's like that.
Brillant as always. Just amazing highly recommend
Music is in Brian soul. His ability to take what I had to the next level while keeping all the originality of it. His ability to understand the vibe I was going for, write a song that made it stand out. Look no further if you want to work with a musical genius.
When Brian takes a project on, I know that the work will be of the highest quality and then some. He's an unparalleled songwriter and performer who can also "see" music through a producer's lens. He can interpret any vision and make it whole. He's definitely on my short list of go-to writers and vocalists!
Interview with Brian McKnight Jr
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A recent project i worked on was Luca Hanni's "WhenIWakeUP". I executive produced the album with my younger brother, and another great friend of mine. It was an incredible learning experience, and I'm incredible proud of the work we did.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im actually working on a a few projects at the moment. An ep, or two, and my debut album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My good friend Joey Diggs recommended me to Sound Better, and I would definitely recommend him to my clients.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I believe in the blend. Why Not?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that i'll always deliver.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Pure Creation is everything to me! My job allows me to live there.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I most commonly get asked how Im able to stack backgrounds, and lay lead vocals so quickly. My reply is always that I've just been doing this for so long. Over 15 years of practice has made me a machine.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do, is that it just came easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What emotions are you trying to evoke?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Never be scared to tell me exactly what you are looking for. My goal is to bring out whats in your head as best I can until I get it right.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Keyboard, My Mic, My Laptop, My AU, and Guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I plan on being one of the best singer/songwriters of all time. Ive honestly been doing this all my life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say my style is urban, and modern.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with John Mayer. He's definitely one of my favorite musical minds still alive.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Spacing is key!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a variety of music usually. A lot of RnN, and PopRock. And also a lot of scoring elements. Orchestral, electronic work.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills, or my IQ, and my ability to deliver great takes I'm great time.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring depth, and belief to a song. I try my best to evoke every emotion the story is trying to tell, both musically, and sonically.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process varies. I typically wake up and do any mixing that may need to be done. I may warm up by making a few beats, and seeing if anything sticks. I am constantly writing, so I usually have a pretty good stockpile of material to draw from to keep me in a steady rhythm.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two studio setups at the moment, and working on three. My more mobile rig consists of my Maschine gear, both Mikro, and Jam. My Komplete Kontrol S61, and my AKG C12, I keep with me at all times. My bigger rig, is powered by the big boy Apollo. I recently acquired the new Montage synthesizer, and the S88 controller. There I also have another Custom AKG C12 Mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Growing up in music, I was heavily surrounded by all of the greats. From Steely Dan, to D'Angelo, and Avenged Sevenfold, to Keith Urban, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Michael Franks, and countless others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I Top-line, and do songwriting, and vocal producing work. I also serve as engineer, and Mixer when needed.