Music producer & songwriter who will produce, write, record and mix your music. My pieces have landed placements with Spotify and Hearst Magazines and have collectively been streamed over 50 million times.
My name is Michael Banks, I have been been producing, writing, mixing and recording for nearly 15 years now. I'm comfortable producing many different styles however electronic dance music and indie pop seem to be what have brought me the most success. My pieces have landed placements with Spotify, Hearst Magazines, Rodan + Fields and have collectively garnered over 50 million streams. I work out of UEFO Studio in Williamsburg where I can record your demos and produce your tracks.
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26 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Michael Banks
Michael was great to work with! Easy going and on time. We had a great 2 hr session. No time wasted!
Working with Michael was a great experience. He was really knowledgable and was able to to turn my song into something that sounded legitimate and professional. Apart from his skill on the production side, Michael also had great musical ideas, and was able to re-shape my song for the better. I would definitely recommend working with him!
Michael has been fantastic to work with. He is very easy to communicate with and knows exactly how to tackle your project! I highly recommend him.
Michael is very quick at coming back with great ideas. Def going to work with him in the future.
professional as always! recommend!!!
Projected exactly what I wanted. Good to work with and very creative.
great mixdown with vocals!
Amazing job...did my remix very quickly and it sounded awesome
Michael was super timely and delivered EXACTLY what i was looking for!
Amazing and understanding producer! Highly recommend for those new to the music scene!! He definitely captures what you’re looking for :)
Great producer & very talented.
Great work -- Michael is a good musician, and thorough. Very pleased .
Michael is great to work with! He's very communicative and does an excellent job for whatever the task may be! Definitely will be working with him again :)
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Clear vision of what he wants to accomplish! Great structure and hooky melodies.
Michael is an absolutely incredible producer, artist, and person. For the time we worked together, he was the epitome of professionalism, friendliness, and enthusiasm. I told him my ideas for the songs, and he understood my vision and exactly what I was going for right away. He's extremely experienced and well-versed technically, but also creatively and with what he brings to the process. Michael was a joy to work with, and got the tracks to us so quickly. He's so talented, and just incredible!
This guy knows sounds. Compression is clean. Mix is tight. Just be clear and concise up front with what it is you want and he will take it there.
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
Mike is a top class producer, and works very efficiently too. His ideas are great and his knowledge in his genre is phenomenal.
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: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'd have to say that would be Chordashian. I started it with my friend Felix with no hopes of really doing much and it turned out to be some of the best music making in my life. We both had pretty much the same role, producing, writing and I even sang a few songs!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Gosteffects is a great engineer and all around swell dude.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you do it for cheaper?" - Yes, but the quality will suffer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their goal is with the music and what of my music made them reach out to me.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just be serious about the project, as most of us on here are. And also that you get what you pay for.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic. Synthetic. Plastic. Soil. Water. A sound from both the future and a time long gone.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone new with a great idea
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't forget to check it in mono!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: All of my years and technical knowledge, but more importantly my sound that is unique. I also am a wizard when it comes to synthesis and sound design so I can recreate most sounds upon request!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: You tell me what you are looking for, I get started on a rough draft. I send you the draft and then react to any feedback you have.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Too many to list, but theres a new one every day.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm going to do my best to give what you ask for, and that I won't take a project that I don't think I can deliver on.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building a music house/library and writing for one of my many projects.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Dance, Neo Soul, R&B, Trap, EDM
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 have a quiet studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn that I work out of thats perfect for recording vocals, producing tracks or working on a mix. My setup is mostly digital save for a few fun pieces I have.
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 (or money) 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, Elektron Octatrack, A fully weighted keyboard and some sunglasses.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have no other skills, so I was pretty much forced to do this! I started playing guitar around 10 and then discovered electronic music production at 14. Lets just say I don't play guitar anymore (although I can!)
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.