Michael Vail Blum -Titan Music

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Michael Vail Blum is a veteran of the music industry and has worked on projects that have earned Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Grammy awards. His credits include Madonna, MJ, Prince and has sold over 100 million records. Working together with his extensive experience will help move your project to the next level and achieve your creative goals.

Michael has worked with top line recording artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Kelly Clarkson, Prince, Anastacia, Jessica Simpson, The New Radicals, Baby Face, Jody Watley and Joan Baez to name a few. Some of Michael's film credits include Footloose, Free Willy, Freddy's Dead: the Final Nightmare and Who's That Girl. His TV work includes Absolutely Fabulous, Everybody Hates Chris, Daria, Cold Case and more.
His video game credits include Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 2, and Cash Wizard II.

Michael has worked on commercials for major accounts including McDonald's, Sunkist, General Mills, SONY Consumer Electronics, and more. His work has been included in entertainment projects for such companies as Universal, Columbia, Sony, Epic, EMI, Capitol, Arista, Warner Bros, Island, Atlantic, Tri-Star Pictures, 20th Century Fox, NBC, Showtime, Harmonix Corp., Bally Technologies and many more.

As an educator Michael has taught recording arts for UCLA, Musican's Institute, Smithsonian Institute. Michael has designed and built over 60 audio and video post studios.

Michael offers video conference consultations about your production, recording and mixing to help with your projects!

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

58 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Richard D.
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    Michael is amazing! I was trying to find an original sound and threw 20 different ideas at him. I could not seem to put into words what I was truly looking for. Michael would listen to me and throw ideas back to get me to narrow down my focus. When he sent me the first song, I actually teared up listening to what he was able to make my song sound like. It was everything I was hoping for and more. Michael and I are now working on a full album and I could not be happier.

  2. Review by tobias B.
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    Micheal is the absolute top! He really got into my music and managed to get the best out of the songs I wrote and recorded. He managed to make a very coherent album sound with songs in a diversity of styles. He is very easy to work with, super patient and always willing to try different things. Given his credentials I am truly amazed how modest and cooperative he is. I am very happy he did the whole album with me and I am already looking forward to working with him in the future!

  3. Review by Artemis Music LLC
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    Michael did a superb job mastering a track we thought already sounded good - but Michael's master magic brought out so much more sound with clarity and brightness that made the vocals and instrumentals blend and shine so much better on all frequencies.
    AND with a super fast turn-around that was smooth and painless.
    Thank you Michael!

  4. Review by Eden Vaschon
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    Michael helped me take a song that was only a drum beat and my voice, to a fully produced pop/rock song that may end up being an anthem for many people around the world. It was a pleasure and honor to work with this veteran and immense talent and I look forward to doing another song with him.

  5. Review by Benjamin Smielowitz
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    I was very fortunate to have Michael help me with my project. His wealth of knowledge and skill was made clear as he gave me great insight into my track. I look forward to working with Michael again.

  6. Review by Al H.
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    Micheal is very good to work with and very patient. He was very helpful with revisions I thought should be made.

  7. Review by Katrina Trujillo-Lucero
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    Michael is amazing! He knows how to bring out the best sound in each instrument and has quite the ear for adding fantastic percussion and drum variations to keep listeners engaged. His remixing, mastering, and productions skills are top notch! He is also kind and professional, and I trust him with my mixes to put forth the same care and dedication to my songs as I do. He’s the best!

  8. Review by Artemis Music LLC
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    Michael is a consummate professional and veteran of the music recording industry, with enormous experience and expertise that stretches across decades of chart-topping pop songs. Working with Michael is both a learning experience and enjoyable.

  9. Review by tobias B.
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    Michael, knows what he is doing and he listened very well to what I wanted. I am really happy with the result and want to continue working with him to complete my whole album!

  10. Review by Todd Michael Ellis
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    Michael is a star. There is no need to keep searching. Record a record with Michael and you will have met industry standards which means you have a chance at the big times. He’s professional, kind and supportive. Do it!

  11. Review by Marcus O.
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    Fantastic communication, and just incredible work done. Starting the next song now

  12. Review by Franco S.
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    Michael is a great professional, it’s very important for me because his work is the final step in the songs. Thank you Michael 👍

  13. Review by Kelly
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    Michael was incredibly professional, communicative, patient, and helpful throughout our entire process. Extremely happy with the final product - he is a legend! Thank you!

  14. Review by SCY
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    Michael was a pleasure to work with. He provided the exact sound I was looking for. Will work with him again in the future

  15. Review by Naomi W.
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    Michael was awesome. He created a sound and vibe to match my vision. He helped me bring my story to life and with the use of his network was able to find an amazing backing vocalist to seal the deal. Looking forward to completing more projects with MVB and Titan Music!!

  16. Review by Alana C.
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    It’s a real pleasure to work with Michael! He is so creative and talented, we made a great team. A very catchy tune with superior quality, ready for any radio or disco clubs. I highly recommend him to everyone.

  17. Review by Will Power
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    Michael's catalog already spoke for itself. When I found him on SoundBetter I knew working with him was the next move. What I didn't expect was how quick he would deliver an incredible production!! He is an incredibly gifted musician and producer. He knows how to take your idea to the next level. I look forward to working with him as much as possible!

  18. Review by Coby S.
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    I have never yet to have a better experience working on a song than w/ Michael. He was not only able to deliver exactly what I had asked for, but he did it quickly and listened to my needs. Would totally recommend working w/ him, and I will 100% be working w/ him in the future.

  19. Review by Drayden P.
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    He was super easy to work with. Michael is very professional and super quick to answer. I will be contacting him in the near future for some more work!

  20. Review by Aunthetic M.
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    Greatness inside of his DNA

  21. Review by Nicole M.
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    Thank you for your kindness and patience while working on my song. I really enjoyed your creativity with mixing genres and appreciate that you took the time to really make sure what I got what I wanted to hear. Super stoked about this track!

  22. Review by Katrina T.
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    Michael is a great person to work with! I have recommended him to friends for their projects. He is the kindest person, easy to work with, and made my songs glisten! He works fast, efficiently, and arranges for the listener. He makes music and studio work fun!

  23. Review by Katrina Trujillo-Lucero
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    Michael Vail Blum is the best producer to work with! He added in these amazing drum and bass parts, and made all my songs come alive! It has been a pleasure working with him, and it has been so fun! He also has a great ear for panning and volume to give each song depth and emotion. I have been working with him for a few months now on an album to release for Christmas, and I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. Michael is the best; he's kind, professional, and he is an expert in his field!

  24. Review by adan s.
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    MIchael is amazing! But I don't think I'm saying anything that can't be gleaned from his list of artists / songs that he's worked with / on. He took a humble demo and built a soundscape around it. And w/ short turn-around. Very imaginatively rendered. Like art. Thank you Michael!

  25. Review by Gigi M.
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    Michael did a great job. Professional, prompt and talented! Song is sounding magical. Thanks Michael!

  26. Review by Sharon K.
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    Working with Michael is one of the best musical experiences I ever had!
    This is the 6th song we were working on, in Hebrew and he nailed it! It was an amazing journey With patience humor and a very qualified ear .
    Thank you Michael, Song # 7 is on its way😊

  27. Review by Katrina Trujillo-Lucero
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    Michael has once again done an amazing job remixing! He has an amazing talent to bring out the best sounds and arrangements. Michael is awesome! He made my songs sound exactly how I wanted them, and better! He is so creative and knowledgeable about mixing and sound engineering. You'll love working with him!

  28. Review by Sharon K.
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    My music never sounded better! I have 2 previous albums to compare to. Working with Michael was like taking a road trip to a musicians wildest dream. Michael walked me through the production with honest attentive advise resulting with a mix that is nothing less than pure ear candy. Thank you Michael for bringing out the best in me and shining a spotlight on my sound 🙏💫🔥
    Sharon Klein

  29. Review by Freddy Z.
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    An exceptional collaboration with producer Mickaël Vail Blum. The result is an achievement that sounds beautifully with a dense and lively chorus. I warmly thank Mickaël for the quality obtained as well as the excellent relationships established. This international achievement, France, England, USA is already unanimously appreciated and acclaimed by listeners! Of course, a new project with Mickaël Vail Blum and his team will be a great pleasure.

  30. Review by Armen L.
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    Unfortunately this did not turn out as expected .....

    Overall, I was not happy with the production and arrangement decisions he made and also, the quality of the final mix he provided - this means the song is still not finished satisfactorily, even though I paid twice the original fee to undertake these tasks.

  31. Review by Katrina Trujillo-Lucero
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    I absolutely love the way Michael always brings the best sound out of each song! He is fantastic, and he has some great musical and mixing ideas! I love working with Michael! You will love his work, too! <3

  32. Review by Randa H.
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    Another delightful experience with Michael.
    Working with him is always smooth and efficient.
    Thank you very much Michael and hope to work together again soon.

  33. Review by Sharon K.
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    This is the third time I choose Michael Vail Blum to help me produce my songs and if he agree's he will be producing them all! I feel blessed as I found the perfect music mentor that skillfully brings the best out of me. Each and every session feels like a personal master's class, filled with inspiring conversations, excellent advise, intuitive creation with humor and; yes, a perfect delivery every time! He is all ears and one big heart. search no more, this is it!

  34. Review by Randa Omar
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    Michael demonstrates a very deep intuition and understanding of precisely what a song needs to come to life, and I believe it comes from his very long and varied industry experience. He is great to work with, understands what is needed (better than I do sometimes), and is very patient. I've learned so much through this experience. Also, quick and efficient turnaround. Thank you Michael.

  35. Review by Jonathan
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    Michael did amazing work with my song and is awesome to work with! He added some final production elements to the song, mixed it, and finally mastered it. His work really completed the song! Thank you, Michael, for helping me to get the song ready for streaming services and worldwide distribution.

  36. Review by Sharon K.
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    Working with Michael Vail Blum is an experience of a life time. He is a master at his art with the abbility to understand your vision and translate it to the perfect song. This collaboration is truly amazing, feels like i have found my musical match. Thank you Michael🙏
    How awesom is "Soundbetter" for enabling this.
    Starting to work on song #3 😎YAY🎉

  37. Review by Sarah
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    Best producer and resource out there- can’t wait to release and make more music!!

  38. Review by Sharon K.
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    I searched "soundbetter" looking for the right person that can make my song shine, read most profiles,narrowed it down to three and picked Michael Vail Blum. It was pure pleasure working with such a pro, communication was understanding patient and uplifting. this is truly the best experience I ever had making a song and bringing it to its best potential .Can't wait to release it. Thank you Michael, more songs are heading your way.
    Sharon Klein

  39. Review by Katrina Trujillo-Lucero
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    Michael is truly an incredible person to work with! He produces amazing mixes, and knows how to bring out the best in his clients. I am happy to work with Michae!!☺️ He is professional and has quite the ear for editing, mixing, mastering, and overall amazing production.

  40. Review by María I.
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    Working with Michael was a step forward in my music career learning. He did all the details I wanted in my song, in a very efficient way.
    ¡Thanks a lot!
    Majo Insuasti.

  41. Review by Fabio Di Viesto (Lord)
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    I worked with Michael for a remix and I confirm once again he's a professional

  42. Review by Freddy Z.
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    Mickaël Vail Blum is a highly successful, sought out producer, and his career can attest to this. He has great artistic, technical and human qualities and fully understands what you want to achieve. But most importantly, he has the creative intuition and know-how to achieve it perfectly.Your production is thus enriched because each element fits perfectly in its place which enhances the final presentation. I will be very happy to consider a new project with such a professional.

  43. Review by Emma C.
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    This is the second project I've worked on with Michael and it's been a joy. He's brought fantastic creativity to the music and listened to my brief. I couldn't be happier with the finished music. Highly recommended.

  44. Review by Emma C.
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    Working with Michael is a fantastic experience. Great communication, a real appreciation of what I want to achieve with my music and brilliant support for the project. Highly recommended.

  45. Review by Sarah Y.
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    So personable, clear, and creative! Such a professional and amazing to work with. Cannot wait to get back for another song!

  46. Review by Fabio V.
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    I had again the pleasure to work with michael and he's one of the best producer to deal with.

  47. Review by Fabio Di Viesto (Lord)
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    It's the second time I deal with Michael and he's fantastic :)

  48. Review by Fabio V.
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    Working with such a great producer with Michael it's been a honour. I reccomend him and I hope to deal with him again.

  49. Review by Srobertlyons@aol.com
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    Michael is a very skilled professional who did an Amazing job Mastering my song! I would definetly work with him anytime and recommend him to any Artist to give their music the most professional and polished sound!

  50. Review by Jay W.
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    fun times

  51. Review by Jay W.
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    Most amazing studio to record and michael skills are out this world!

  52. Review by Matti Charlton
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    Michael made me a proposal for a job and then, after being subsequently slow to respond, withdrew. He gets two stars because he was honest. Beyond that, he was slow to respond and inconsistent in what he felt he could offer me.

  53. Review by Todd Michael Ellis
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    Michael is an easy 5 star, but he's much more. He is in fact a Titan in the industry and he doesn't mess around. Clear, easy and communicative. And diligent. He's a really solid individual and has a lot of great ideas to add, in addition to the beauty of his productions.

  54. Review by Sandaru mandira
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    I'm mandira from sri Lanka.I have already created a new English song.I want to get music for it.can you help me.

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    I love working with Michael. Great communication, extremely precise, doesn't miss one deadline. Surrounded by a great network in the music industry. You'll be happy too!

  56. Review by Katrina T.
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    Michael is truly an incredible person to work with! He produces amazing mixes, and knows how to bring out the best in his clients. I am happy to work with Michael, and he has exceeded my expectations!☺️ He is professional and has quite the ear for editing, mixing, mastering, and overall amazing production.

  57. Review by Jay W.
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    Great Pro to work with!

  58. Review by Sam M.
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    I've recorded several projects at Titan Studio and have had many songs mixed and mastered by Michael. I keep coming back because he's the best! He hears things that no "normal" human would and his results are always way beyond my expectations. There's a reason he has all the Gold and Platinum hanging on his wall! I highly recommend him and his studio.

Interview with Michael Vail Blum -Titan Music

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both have their place...Sometimes I use both in one project

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

  4. A: I will do everything I can to achieve your musical goals.

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

  6. A: I get to know and work with lots of talented Artists and all different styles of music....it's never boring!

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

  8. A: That I only do certain types of music...I love working with ALL types of music and I try my best to bring out the musicality in all projects

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

  10. A: What music and/or artists do you love that motivated you to do your own music

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

  12. A: I really enjoy working with artists that are dedicated to the music and their artistry.

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

  14. A: I would say that getting to know the artist and what music they resonate with and what their music is all about. This helps me in working with the artist to help translate the artists musical vision.

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

  16. A: Songs that inspire are able to communicate to an audience through lyric, melody, rhythm and performance. Clearly, a composition that is commercially successful has three elements: a great song, a great performance and a great recording. I work to bring the best out in all of these elements.

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

  18. A: Firstly, I try to get to know and have a conversation with the Artist so I learn what the artist is all about artistically and what their expectation is for the project. I also, like to get to know what their influences are and who their market is. My roll is to help the Artist achieve their musical vision, so my process is always focused on that, whatever form that takes.

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

  20. A: I work with Artists from whatever stage the project is in, from tracking to final master. I spend most of my time mixing and mastering

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: ProTools HD, Neve console, API Mic Preamps, Neumann Microphones, Vintage compressors, Tannoy SRM 10b and Mastering Lab Speakers...The studio has a comfortable artistic feel where clients can set up and feel at home.

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

  24. A: I have worked on all styles of music from heavy rock to pop to R&B to smooth jazz

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