I've produced nearly a thousand demos for hundreds of clients in my 10 years as a professional in the Music Industry.
Hello! I'm Hunter and I'm a multi-instrumentalist demo producer and songwriter. As a producer, I've demoed songs that have gone on to be cut by major label artists. As a writer, I've written songs that have been recorded by major artists. Whatever you need for your song, let me help you take it there!
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12 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Hunter Leath
I’ve been having people record demos for my songs for probably as long as Hunter has been alive , but this is the first time I’ve ever been unable to stop listening to one.
Such great work! Clean professional recordings well produced and fast turnaround.
Hunter has completed seven songs for me now and I have been extremely pleased with every one! He is amazingly talented and I will use him again and again!
Another great product from Hunter! Very pleased!
Hunter delivered another home run! He added life to my song and made it fun! What a talented writer, arranger, and musician! Very easy to work with too!
Pro! Very happy with vocals. Hunter is responsive, professional and TALENTED. Gave everything I asked, and more. Thank you Hunter.
Hunter is an amazing artist and multi-talented musician. He also knows how to craft a song by adding subtle nuances that add character to your song. He is very easy to work with and gives you a product you can be proud of. I will use Hunter again and again!
Hunter is a one-stop-shop for your demo. He is a multi-talented instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer. He gives you a high-quality product and is very easy to work with. I will definitely use Hunter for many future projects.
Beautiful vocal. So very pro. Hunter is great to work with and I hope he can do some other of our songs. Got the vocal even sooner than expected.
Hunter has a really good voice and was able to fit into my songs really well. I recommend his services!
As I've come to expect, once again Hunter provided exactly the vocals I was after. He is very dependable - and fast!
Hunter grasped exactly what I wanted for my song really quickly and turned in a top class vocal performance. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.
hunter was awesome to work with . i gave him a vocal track , and he did a thoroughly professional job with the song , especially with the arrangement . hunter was very efficient and polite , and also has one of the best country voices here on soundbetter . would definitely use again
Interview with Hunter Leath
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Brandon Chase- Great vocalist. Donna and Zane King- some of the most genuine people I've met, and great producers.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Usually, I'm able to hit what a client wants vocally. But, I feel confident in production as well.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced the track for a Pop (country) song recently that I co-wrote and have only had positive feedback from those who have heard it. I built the track, and helped write the song. As far as creativity goes, it was definitely a good feeling.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing several demos for songs I've written with co-writers, as well as a project for a friend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I'm still working off of that young adult budget...Digital sounds great and is more affordable for demos.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If I can't get it as good as you want it, I'll do all I can to help make it right, as well as honestly point you to someone who I believe would be a better fit.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability and freedom to create something that has never existed before, whether that's a song or a fully produced track.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do I provide harmonies as well as comping and tuning? And the answer is always YES.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That musicians/creatives are lazy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vibe are you aiming for before I begin production? Is the goal for pitching, or for self-promotion or release?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't underestimate the value of quick communication, as well as genuineness/helpfulness. Someone may be an incredible producer, but a jerk to work with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Taylor 514, my sample library, Macbook, Blue mic, and an Apollo interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue songwriting and a degree in music production. This will be my 6th year as a full time musician, and first full year as a published songwriter.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It's definitely rooted in country and classic rock, so there are elements of all of those in my demos.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Keith Urban. He's constantly pushing the boundaries of what is considered Country music, and is one heck of a guitar player.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's not about having the best equipment, it's about knowing how to use the equipment you have as best as you can.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on mostly country and country-pop, but also do quite a work for Christian and Southern Gospel music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a songwriter, I listen to EVERYTHING. Ben Rector, The Eagles, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, James Taylor, instrumental jazz...everything. Because of this, I bring a different set of samples to demos, creating something that does not sound like the exact same as other demos coming from Nashville.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As far as production goes, I usually map out the song with a basic drum track. I then build scratch guitars before adding keys and bass. Once those are added, I'll go back and do the final guitar passes and tighten up the drums. The last step is always the vocal and harmonies.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio setup running Logic Pro X. I use Izotope and Waves plugins, as well as Native Instruments. On most demos, I play Fender and Gretsch guitars. For vocals, I usually use a Blue Baby Bottle, and sometimes and AKG 214.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a fan of John Mayer (playing and writing), as well as other writers and musicians such as Don Henley and James Taylor. If I could pick an era to have lived through, it would have been the music of the 70s.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mostly vocal work for clients, but also produce full demos when they need them.