I'm a producer, session player, mixing engineer, and artist. I'll help you produce amazing music with feeling! My groove is tight. My ear is ON. Production is <3. Get in touch and lets make some beautiful music!
Whatever your project is, I can lend you my ears and production to help take your song where you want it to go! I love working with artists and helping you bring a full finished song to life. I use vintage and modern gear, and I'm a bit obsessed with getting really nice sounding recorded textures whether thats guitar, bass, keys, programmed parts etc.
For production, you can send me stems or a stereo bounce of the audio. We will discuss the vibe of what you're after and the instruments your looking for. I'll lay it down and send you the stems and a stereo mix. This usually entails passing ideas back and forth, collaborating, and honing in on sounds and ideas. Its a fun process and we will build the song up until it sounds right to both of us.
My mixing is a hybrid of digital and classic analog gear. For mixing, we will be in touch about ref tracks to vibe on, emotions, and direction. Then, I will dive in and mix! I will send you a first draft within a couple days/our personal timeline. We will make any edits until its done.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
30 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Lavender Lane Production
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!
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
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!
Great producer, great guitarist, great musician, highly recommend!
Great professional vibe. Lavender worked about and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed and more. Looking forward to the next project!
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.
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!
Super awesome mixes, bringing new levels of clarity to my demos :)
So much detail brought to my song, Lavender's engineering helped bring my album to greater life than ever!
Helped my track reach it's fullest potential. Precise, rich, full. Great stuff!
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.
The attention to detail is great, every new song we work on creates a solid final mix. Bringing the album to life!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
Very awesome guy to work with. He Definitely goes above and beyond to make sure you're satisfied. Thanks man
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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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
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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
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Awesome experience. Very talented producer and great taste to mix. Look forward to working with him again!
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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!
Yo your music is lit
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.
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
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was really stoked to play and produce on my friend Zach Heckendorf's record Speed Checked by Aircraft. I love how it turned out sonically as an entire project. I'm also really proud of the single I just self produced and recorded.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on producing an acoustic electric track for a Brazilian songwriter. It should be pretty cool!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: B4 Lasers is an excellent mixing engineer!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I'll do everything I can to make your project shine!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music with people!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Client: Can you... Me: Yes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure its the right fit! I don't have an ego about my playing. If its right its right, if its not then no hard feelings. You should be thrilled to work with someone. Nothing less is acceptable.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, acoustic Piano, water filter, compass, and an upright bass
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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 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 and have just started a solo project under Curtis Hallé.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: In the pocket, and tasteful. Serves the song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A quick an easy workflow will save you 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. Also, don't judge yourself, just put it down. You are enough.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types! I go from folk, to blues, to jazz, to rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communicating emotion
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring feeling to a song. Sure, I get all the technical parts going and instruments and whatever were trying to go for, but then its time to forget all that and bring the feels. I strive for goosebumps.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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, and then zone everything out and start laying down paint. Then I asses after a few hours, make my cuts, do all the clean up and professional prepping stuff, then send it back to the client for discussion.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a pretty sweet home studio setup with current versions of Protools and Ableton. I have an Audient interface with the console preamps, some nice mics, custom gear including my strat that I built, pretty much all the plugins, a baby grand Wurlitzer acoustic piano that sounds amazinggg, a couple basses, and various toys and fx you might expect to be hanging around a studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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. There's just way too much really..I could go on forever
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: These days I've been getting a lot of calls for session work. For example, a Hip Hop guy got in touch the other day and wanted me to cut some funkadelic guitar leads and a tight bass line for a track. I like that type of work. I'll send him stems and then we hash out if there needs to be other parts or changes. It usually goes really smooth with 1 revision if any. Other work I do includes making beats and songs for artists or commercial. I do some top lining and songwriting with artists as well where we work on parts over the web or in person and make a full track together. I really enjoy that process because creating together really makes the magic happen.