Gaff Straton

Music Producer, Composer

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Love the 80's retro/synthwave - want to create more of it! But also applying the emotional and energy on that time into modern synthpop and rock productions.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

10 Reviews

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  1. Review by Wes Writer (Skrilla)
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    Super dope experience. Bit of a challenge as we were funding to genres that don’t usually blend, but came out great!

  2. Review by Marcello
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    Gaff knows exactly what he wants, he is extremely talented and focused and made myself completely at ease to work with amazingly clear directions and with an up and positive vibe during the whole process. Exactly the kind of professional you want to work again and again! Cannot recommend enough!

  3. Review by Summer Hazelwood
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    Love working with Gaff! He's a great producer and such a pleasure to work with. Extremely friendly, easy communication. Excited to get started on the next one!

  4. Review by ShahanaK
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    Gaff is extremely thorough, which made my life very painless. He was respectful and flexible to my needs. I would certainly work with him again.

  5. Review by Rebecca Taylor
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    I had such a positive experience working with Gaff! I top-lined vocals on his track and we communicated very well together throughout to ensure the perfect outcome. He is passionate, knows the sound he's looking for and is an honest and kind person.

    He encouraged me through the process as I sent him ideas and together we made an amazing product. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

  6. Review by Rebecca Taylor
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    I had such a positive experience working with Gaff! I top-lined vocals on his track and we communicated very well together throughout to ensure the perfect outcome. He is passionate, knows the sound he's looking for and is an honest and kind person.

    He encouraged me through the process as I sent him ideas and together we made an amazing product. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

  7. Review by Rebecca Taylor
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    I had such a positive experience working with Gaff! I top-lined vocals on his track and we communicated very well together throughout to ensure the perfect outcome. He is passionate, knows the sound he's looking for and is an honest and kind person.

    He encouraged me through the process as I sent him ideas and together we made an amazing product. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

  8. Review by Rebecca Taylor
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    I had such a positive experience working with Gaff! I top-lined vocals on his track and we communicated very well together throughout to ensure the perfect outcome. He is passionate, knows the sound he's looking for and is an honest and kind person.

    He encouraged me through the process as I sent him ideas and together we made an amazing product. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

  9. Review by Rebecca Taylor
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    I had such a positive experience working with Gaff! I top-lined vocals on his track and we communicated very well together throughout to ensure the perfect outcome. He is passionate, knows the sound he's looking for and is an honest and kind person.

    He encouraged me through the process as I sent him ideas and together we made an amazing product. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

  10. Review by Rebecca Taylor
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    I had such a positive experience working with Gaff! I top-lined vocals on his track and we communicated very well together throughout to ensure the perfect outcome. He is passionate, knows the sound he's looking for and is an honest and kind person.

    He encouraged me through the process as I sent him ideas and together we made an amazing product. I can't wait to work with him again soon!

Interview with Gaff Straton

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

  2. A: Personal EP to be released soon.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital, but emulating analog. Pure analog is beautiful, but too expensive.

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

  6. A: I will be honest and work as hard as I can. I will probably not get jobs outside my specialty synthpop/rock.

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

  8. A: Create to a mix where all the parts fall together - it's magical.

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

  10. A: Q: How loud can my track be? A: It depends on the release platform, but the loudness war seem to be over in a way. Services are going for -12 or even -14 LU.

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

  12. A: Most people don't know the difference of mixing and mastering.

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

  14. A: Their creative vision, so I can work towards the same goals.

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

  16. A: Ask questions and always have a reference track to send as a starting point.

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

  18. A: My MacBook Pro, UAD Satellite 8 Core, Arturia MiniLab MIDI controller, Sennheiser HD650 studio headphone, my iLok for all the soft-synths.

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

  20. A: Professional music production for the last couple year. In the past I used to play in a band too.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Well-rounded and consistent.

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

  24. A: Singer Ollie Wride - just love his energy and voice.

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

  26. A: Use tape saturation on your mix, it will change your life.

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

  28. A: Electronic and synth tracks.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Finding the right sound design for each instrument and song.

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

  32. A: Great sound aesthetics, great mix expertise and I just get projects that I will be working very passionate on them.

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

  34. A: I get the briefing from the client and work on the most important items. Time permitting, I add an additional suggestion to see if it resonates with the project.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Laptop with tons of sound design plug-ins and most of UAD (Universal-Audio) selection of plug-ins that are emulations of real big studio hardware.

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

  38. A: Deadmau5, because Joel really is involved on all aspects of music production. Timecop1983 - because of his passion for the genre.

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

  40. A: Improve sound design, balance mix, create final mastering for streaming.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Timecop1983
  • FM-84
  • Miami Nights 1984
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  • Massive - and UAD hardware / plugins.
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