Lavender Lane Production

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I'm a mixing engineer, producer, and player. I'll help you produce amazing music with feeling! I truly care about the MUSIC and will bring that love into the projects I'm working on.

If you would like to work with me on a track, please get in touch and let me know what you'd like to work on.

I do session work remotely from my home studio. I've been playing guitar and bass for 15 years and know my way around the keys and drums quite well for parts or programming.

For mixing, I have a great sounding set up. I'm confident we can get the sound in your head to come out the speakers.

I'm always open to hearing your creative input and direction on the song, that helps me a lot. If you want your song to feel a certain way, if it inspires a certain visual for you, if you have a certain sonic pallet or 'era' you're going for. Drop me as many or as few notes/references as you would like. Let's get the vibe!

Cheers,
Curtis

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

46 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kay K.
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    Got a chance to knock out a couple more tracks. Once again great communication. Effortlessly worked to get things right. Continuous updates about changes made to the track for approval. I think any one that can communicate can build some chemistry with this guy! Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Kay K.
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    This guy went above standards. Got a really great mix. Communication was on point. Always updated me with changes as the song was being progressed. Best I’ve worked with personally. Highly recommended!! About to get more tracks in with him.

  3. Review by Michael V.
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    couldn't ask for more. top service and quality!

  4. Review by David O.
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    i can only recommed this guy hes awesome.

  5. Review by Michael V.
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    service and quality, excellent.

  6. Review by Santiago F.
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    Very professional and responsive. Did great work on our track and took notes very well.

  7. Review by Danny O.
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    Fantastic mixer, great listener and can find a way to get whatever you need done, in a timely manner as well!

  8. Review by Rakari B.
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    This guy knows exactly what he's doing. Lavender gives you exactly what you want. If you aren't sure in which direction you want to take with your mix, he will act as your guide and work with 24/7 along the way. Not only is his mixing high quality and professional, but the prices he offer makes it extremely affordable. 10/10 well done.

  9. Review by Yogi P.
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    Excellent mixer!
    Great service. Very ambitious. I enjoyed working with Lavender.

    Very patient person which will help you to create the perfect sound and comes up with creative solutions.

  10. Review by Artist with Side Effects
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    Very rarely do you come across someone who makes your song their own and make it better! Curtis was extremely easy to work with. An extraordinary musician, mad skills on guitar and a humble man! Getting back for sure and pretty often. Highly recommended.
    Kushal

  11. Review by Steve L.
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    total pro, really fast turn around and excellent results. Highly recommend working with him!

  12. Review by Steve L.
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    Really enjoyed working with Curtis, absolute gent and fantastic at whistling! Very professional and easy to work with. Top notch!

  13. Review by Jonathan R.
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    Honestly connect on the vibe he felt i was throwing down told him the little things he did here and their on my song made 1000 times better will be coming back for more

  14. Review by Glenton D.
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    Curtis was absolutely phenomenal. He's such a pleasure to work with, highly attentive to detail, and super responsive. It felt like we were collaborating in real time! Outstanding work, and thank you!

  15. Review by Mariano
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    Not only talented, but a great guy who puts a lot of effort into what he does.

  16. Review by Joe E.
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    Lavender is without a doubt, one of my favorite people that I have ever worked with in the music industry.

    He is very very good at listening to what you want done and executing on your input and guidance. More importantly, he is able to provide you with stellar production material.

    While working with Lavender he was providing me with constant project updates daily and constantly moving the project forward.

    I could keep going on and on about him, but I've reached my review word count limit!

  17. Review by Máximo V.
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    Lavander is not only talented, he's quick, understanding and LISTENS, he takes care of a project as his own and that's gold on this industry, I HIGHLY recommend working with him. He's a talent you can't miss

  18. Review by Nana J.
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    Excellent all around! Communication, service, talent and application! Has an amazing touch on the guitar! Pleased to have worked with him! I will be back!

  19. Review by Mark S.
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    Great producer, great guitarist, great musician, highly recommend!

  20. Review by Terrance
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    Great professional vibe. Lavender worked about and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed and more. Looking forward to the next project!

  21. Review by Mortal R.
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    Great to work with, will continue to work on other projects with him. Project was completed in a fraction of the time I was told it would take.

  22. Review by Adrian N.
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    It's been an overall great experience with Lavender. Fast, affordable, passionate, great sounding final mixes. Helped me tremendously with my project and delivered high quality sculpted soundscapes, will keep him in mind with future projects!

  23. Review by Adrian N.
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    Super awesome mixes, bringing new levels of clarity to my demos :)

  24. Review by Adrian N.
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    So much detail brought to my song, Lavender's engineering helped bring my album to greater life than ever!

  25. Review by Adrian N.
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    Helped my track reach it's fullest potential. Precise, rich, full. Great stuff!

  26. Review by Adrian N.
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    Lavender gave me a variety of mixes of my tack to work with, easy to ask for suggestions, tips and to try different styles. Pleasure to work with.

  27. Review by Adrian N.
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    The attention to detail is great, every new song we work on creates a solid final mix. Bringing the album to life!

  28. Review by Adrian N.
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    I had the great privilege of working with Lavender on my track. The results were outstanding! the sound was incredibly detailed, it through me back when I heard all the instruments and vocals as clear and tight as I could image them. Communication with Lavender was also great. Fast, approachable, great feedback and enthusiasm that charged the project forward. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great engineer to further sculpt and refine their craft. Many thanks

  29. Review by Máximo V.
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    Lav is not only an amazing musician/engineer, he's also a great artist and person. He's great to work with, open to ideas and very creative and professional, I highly recommend him.

  30. Review by Jeff S.
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    Lavender was awesome. Very easy to work with and I can tell he really loves what he does. Turnaround of project was on time and the quality of work was excellent. I would definately recommend him publicly to everyone and will be requesting another proposal right away.

  31. Review by Marshall W.
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    So this was my first experience using this Service and Lavendar was patient and really did everything that he possible could do to make sure I was happy. He is really good at what he does. I could go on and on and type everything but we would be here for hours. But all in all hes a really good brother and he responds fast too. Wish he was closer just to get him something to eat and drink shake his hand and say AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! You wont be disappointed!

  32. Review by Victoria L.
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    FANTASTIC!!!!! He's so awesome :) I know nothing about music and he was so easy to work with and helped me along the way. Also got it done in a relatively speedy time frame!

  33. Review by Rakim H.
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    Very awesome guy to work with. He Definitely goes above and beyond to make sure you're satisfied. Thanks man

  34. Review by Oliver Korey
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    Curtis was great. Really easy to approach, open to ideas and his first priority was making sure that I was happy with his work. A really easy and comfortable experience, would highly recommend Curtis for piano work.

  35. Review by Tabitha
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    Amazing experience!!!
    Curtis was very attentive and understanding throughout the whole process and made making my first song more enjoyable than I could have ever imagined!
    I am so happy with the outcome and I have no one to thank but him, I would highly recommend this man to anyone interested in getting a song produced.

  36. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Curtis was a blast to work with!! Super fun and natural track that my drums practically played themselves.. I loved it - looking forward to more music with Curtis.

  37. Review by Virginia K.
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    Curtis was a pleasure to work with. He understood exactly what I was looking for and delivered top quality tracks at an extremely fast turnaround. Wonderful sound quality and musicianship and great communication. I highly recommend!

  38. Review by Lynn Williams
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    Curtis was great to work with. The track he sent me was really cool to play on, great production and killer singer. Look forward to working with Curtis again

  39. Review by MixedbyB4Lasers
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    THE KING!!!!! Im so glad i met this fella. Outstanding quality work and a beautiful heart. We worked hand in hand to get the mix completed he was involved in the whole process which makes this so worth it and a lot more fun. I hope to work with you a lot more brother so until next time keep rocking -B4Lasers

  40. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Awesome experience. Very talented producer and great taste to mix. Look forward to working with him again!

  41. Review by Nate Barnes
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    Curtis was an absolute pleasure to work with- his song was awesome and he was a clear and timely communicator. I had a blast playing on his track and wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again, highly recommended!

  42. Review by Zareaux Productions
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    I have worked with Lavender Lane production on multiple occasions and he has always been incredibly professional and caring. He has a very unique approach to song writing and is a very talented guitar player. singer, producer, and engineer

  43. Review by Miles
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  44. Review by CALIX
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    Yo your music is lit

  45. Review by Bean Blumenstock
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    Curtis is a diligent soundsmith, a strong musician and an impassioned artist all at once. Whether he’s producing, playing or creating, he brings his whole soul to his work. It’s always a gratifying experience to work with Curtis and to share his truly unique vision.

  46. Review by Zach Heckendorf
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    Curtis is one of the most intuitive musicians I've worked with. He has a sophisticated sense of melody along with an awareness of what works, what hooks a listener and ultimately helps to build an audience. As a producer, Curtis has a profound musical vision and the engineering skills to back it up. Most importantly, he works efficiently and keeps the good vibes going.

Interview with Lavender Lane Production

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

  2. A: B4 Lasers is an excellent mixing engineer and a great dude!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both are cool for different reasons. My philosophy is that if the source is good, it really doesn't matter what you use. A good performance or a good part simply transcend any technical parameters you can place on it. That being said I just moved to an all digital set up now and its the best I've ever heard. They are making converters these days that are just mindblowingly good. I'd take my converter over a big SSL console output any day.

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

  6. A: I've been playing music since I was 7 or 8. I started on the drums, then piano, then guitar, and eventually picked up saxophone and singing in college. I toured around the US with my friend Zach Heckendorf for 4 years then went to college and studied sustainable agriculture and music theory at the University of Vermont. I worked for a year at a studio in Vermont cutting my engineering chops. All the while I was honing my production skills on my own and with local artists and friends. I have since moved to Colorado where I make music full time.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I'm currently at my home studio. I have the latest versions of Protools and Ableton that I do most of my work in. Sometimes logic. For mixing I have industry standard converters, a Dangerous Music convert 2 system, Some Tannoy's and Genelec 8040's, and Reference II level electrical outlets. I'm all in the box as of now. If a client is looking for that analog sound I can go to an SSL room or a Neve room in Denver and mix there. It's really a joy to work from home. I have it all vibed out to my personal preference, I have all my musical toys within reach and I can just relax and work on the music and not be stressed out about an hourly studio rate.

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

  10. A: What feeling are you trying to convey? What textures do you want? what are the visuals? What instruments do you want? What artists do you like? What are your goals? That among others. Whatever is pertinent

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: Working in music and production is all fun and games. While I love what I do more then anything..It still comes down to a lot of hard work to deliver professional sounding product. The hours of technical work, learning new tools, expanding music theory, is all very challenging and time consuming and hard to self schedule. But, at the end of the day, all that work is worth it when you can hit play and have your mind blown.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Client: Can you... Me: Yes

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

  16. A: I promise that I'll do everything I can to make your project shine!

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: I donno I think this is a dumb question lol.

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: It's what I love to do. Cant really ask for more!

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

  22. A: I've been getting more mixing calls these days. Its great because I love mixing and its really fun for me! I also get a lot of calls to tighten up current productions, maybe cut some extra instruments and do post work. Thats also super fun and creative.

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

  24. A: Sooo many.. I try to stay current with as much music as I can. I love the feel of the new Chance The Rapper stuff. I think Nineteen85 is doing really cool stuff with DVSN. I thought Lemonade was amazingly produced. I love the stuff the John Mayer is putting out. I love what Steve Lacey is doing with guitar and beats. I dig Tedeschi Trucks a lot. I love Ariana Grande, I love the new stuff that Common is doing. D'angelo is a go to. Russell Elevado is a rad producer. I love the motown selection, I love the classics. I've been doing some folk/bluegrass stuff recently that I adore... There's just way too much really..I could go on forever

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

  26. A: It totally depends on the projects, but it usually involves me listening to the project a handful of times, taking notes and addressing the notes of the client. Then I dive in and have fun. I'll usually reference my mixes back on my porch in my car, and on my home listening system. Then we make the tweaks till it's just right. If its production work I'll go back in forth with the artist until we know we have the right part. Sometimes I'll get called out to a bigger session and I'll figure out logistics with the engineer, players, and artist, and help manage that whole process.

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

  28. A: I try to bring honesty to a song. I try and find a feeling we're going for and make it true to me. I find that if I can do this, It usually translates well.

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

  30. A: All types!

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

  32. A: A quick an easy workflow will save sooo much time. I have all my stuff plugged in and micd, so if I hear a part I can just pick up an instrument and lay it down. Too many times I've simply givin up on an idea just because I had to get up a put a mic up. Make it as easy as you can for yourself! Also, don't judge yourself, just put it down. Trust your instinct. You are enough.

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

  34. A: Also a vast list.. I'd like to work with Anthony Hamilton because he's such a nice guy and has such a calming presence. I feel like it would be a joy to work with him. Honestly, anyone who is a nice person would make that list.

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

  36. A: Make sure its the right fit! I don't have an ego about my work. If It's right its right, if It's not then no hard feelings. You should be thrilled to work with someone. Nothing less is acceptable.

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

  38. A: I'm mixing a soul/hip hop track for this amazing singer here in Denver. I'm also playing some guitar and string parts on a cool ballad track I was sent.

  39. Q: How would you describe your style?

  40. A: I like to serve the song so my style conforms a lot. That being said I'd like to think of it as tasteful, in the pocket, and soulful.

  41. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  42. A: Probably communication and punctuality. I like to be there for artist and be present and just have my stuff together so we don't have to worry about that and just focus on the music.

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: I was really stoked to play and produce on my friend Zach Heckendorf's most recent 2019 project. Its not out yet but I love how it turned out sonically as an entire project. Im also proud of all the previous records I've done with him. Thats been a big part of my life for many years. Those you can check out on Spotify. I'm also really proud of the single I just self produced and recorded called BYE BYE.

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Gear Highlights
  • Dangerous Convert 2 Dac
  • Custom Fender Strat
  • P bass
  • J bass
  • Yamaha MOXF8
  • Baby grand wurlitzer piano
  • VOX hollow body
  • Eastman
  • P 49 tube mic
  • protools 12
  • ableton 10
  • Logic pro X
  • extensive plug in list
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