Jay Atwill

Songwriting, production, Mix.

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Ghostwriting, Producing, Mixing and touring sideman with a diverse array of Artists. i.e. Coral Egan, Bet.e & Stef, Omi, Lydia & Sebastian.

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Interview with Jay Atwill

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

  2. A: I'm always the most proud of my current project, it's important to be where you are.

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

  4. A: At the moment I'm working on a short film soundtrack, featuring Maori sand Artists, I'm also finalizing my 2nd solo Album in Canada.

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

  6. A: I'll need to get back on that one, as I see who's here.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, because we can.

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

  10. A: I will help you find yourself in your music.

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

  12. A: I get to wake up and create something fresh everyday, when I see people moved or inspired by our work.

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

  14. A: What do you charge? Describe you means and expectations?

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

  16. A: Just because we make it look easy doesn't mean it is.

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

  18. A: When do you want to start? When would you like to finish?

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

  20. A: So much depends on your inner fire.

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

  22. A: Guitar, pencil, paper, portable recorder, mic.

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

  24. A: I started out as a singer songwriter and a session musician thirty years ago, I still do that and much more.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Fluid and dynamic

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

  28. A: Let the song decide.

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

  30. A: Vocal rich music.

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

  32. A: Depth and longevity.

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

  34. A: It changes depending on the project and is only relevant in terms of how it aids fluidity, creativity and a great end result.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Always ready.

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

  38. A: Anyone who forges their own path without too much concern for what the next guy is doing.

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

  40. A: I generally see projects from the writing and artist development phase right through to album release and the live show.

Gear Highlights
  • Buzz Audio
  • Spl
  • AEA
  • Stonebridge
  • Fender.
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