Music producer & songwriter offering production, writing, & mixing. My pieces have landed placements with Spotify, Hearst Magazines, Rodan + Fields and have collectively garnered over 50 million streams.
My name is Michael Banks, I have been been producing, writing, mixing and recording for over 10 years in New York City. I'm comfortable producing many different styles however electronic music and indie pop seem to be what I'm best at. My pieces have landed placements with Spotify, Hearst Magazines, Rodan + Fields and have collectively garnered over 50 million streams. I work out of a studio in Williamsburg where I record demos and produce tracks. I also record and work out of Good Child Studios (http://www.goodchildmusic.com/studio/) in Williamsburg as well. One of the most rewarding feelings for me is meeting new up and coming artists and helping them craft their sounds. Whether you need help with writing your songs, a producer to make them sound slick and professional or someone to give your mix an upgrade then I'd love to hear from you!
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9 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Michael Banks
Michael is a very talented music producer/engineer. He has the right work mentality and ethics! He helped bring my project to a new level and I really enjoyed working with him!
Michael is a great guy to work with! Very helpful and knows exactly what he's doing. Definitely will be working with him more in the near future!
Working with Michael has been amazing! His professionalism and talent really brought the sound i wanted to life! Can't wait to work with him again!
It is absolutly professional to work Michael. He understands your idea, has a great Feeling for Music and works on time. Fun work and hopefully not the last time to work together
Working with Michael has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. The way he developed the project was professional, clean and fun. In addition, it makes you feel in an atmosphere of confidence and relaxation. The connection I had with him when designing and putting together ideas about music and lyrics was natural. Definitely any expectation that I got to have, he surpassed them by a lot.
Working with Michael Banks has been one of the most natural collaborative experiences I have had as a singer / songwriter. In addition to being a skilled and eclectic sound designer, Michael has very sharp songwriting and conceptual instincts. Without a doubt, I have made the best music with him in my time as a musician.
Michael is a very dedicated producer, highly organized and easily adaptable. He genuinely cares about not only the success of the tracks, but also the success of the artists that he works with. He did a wonderful job producing my single and I'd recommend Michael without hesitation.
Mike is a very talented and edgy producer always open to the artist's suggestions and help them to get the sounds they really want or give them something better instead.
Capable of turning ideas into music real quick, his final works are always in high quality and his fun to work with.
Mike worked with my music startup, Motion Traxx, for 5+ years. Mike is a talented producer who works quickly, understands tasks accurately, and anticipates what has to be done next. Mike quickly learned our methodology for creating soundtracks, and the tools we used. He delivered high quality work with short lead times. Highly recommend him.
Interview with Michael Banks
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Provided we are on the same page as to direction from the start, you will be satisfied with the results.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some new singles for my own project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly dance, electronic, R&B and hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say sound design, crafting interesting sonics in a track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm pretty much in the box, working with an iMac and a host of plugins, as well as some great speakers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Tired debate, they are both good and useful!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music everyday, of course.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think many people do not realize the time and focus it takes to make a truly great song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Phonon SMB-02 Headphones... thats all i'd need really.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been experimenting making music well over a decade, and have been professionally producing music for about 7 years.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work on producing singles, albums and EPs to completion as well as assist on songwriting.