Versatile Pop producer and songwriter that is not afraid to push the envelope. Projects for Universal and others.
I'm an LA based producer and songwriter with over a decade of production experience. I've licensed tracks for Universal Music Group, ESPN, Grown-ish, and national ad campaigns. Mixed records for Wicked The Musical. Vocal comping/editing for Big Krit/Girl Talk. etc. Won awards at Film festivals around the world for score and sound design.
Tracks that I have worked on have accumulated millions of streams.
I specialize in Pop and HipHop. In everything I do, I'm dedicated to giving it that edge to peak the interest of the listener, maybe even surprise them with something a bit off-kilter mixed in seamlessly with a clean and current track foundation. I love to dive in and try new things, new starting points, new vibes.
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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Connor Musarra
Connor is AMAZING!! He helps take ideas to the next level, he’s knowledgeable, and he’s patient. Will definitely be working with him again!
Connor is a genius! He brought my idea to life but not only that made amazing suggestions that made my song soar! Amazing energy,very knowledgeable, & knows what he is doing! I will be working with him again very soon! Thank you!
Connor is the best producer I’ve ever worked with. He has such a fantastic ear for melody and production. You’re in great hands with this incredible producer and writer.
Interview with Connor Musarra
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming there is electricity: Macbook Pro, UAD Apollo Twin, Shure SM7B, Casio Privia keyboard, Fender Stratocaster guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was given Ableton Live at age 14 by my older brother (who is also a producer). That same year, I performed as an opening act for Girl Talk and Dan Deacon at Webster Hall in New York City: I was rapping over beats that I had created. Throughout highschool I was performing and DJing around the country, releasing music and opening for Girl Talk in several different cities. I went on my first tour at age 18. I then attended Berklee College of Music to study Electronic Production & Design. While at Berklee I started a record label and music publishing company with a classmate, harboring a roster of artists and producers. This company led to lots of opportunities including what led to my work with Warner, UMG, as well as our synch placements with Dunkin Donuts, Toyota and others. All the while putting out records as a solo artist and doing official remixes. Fast forward a few years and here I am in my 3rd year living in LA with my own recording studio and too many projects to keep track of.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Caroline Polachek because her melodies and vocal control are incredible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Private sound proofed studio with isolated booth. ADAM A77X monitors along with a UAD Apollo Twin, AKG C414, Casio Privia weighted keyboard, several midi controllers.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Why did you start making music? Who did you listen to growing up? Who are you listening to now? What do you envision as your ideal career trajectory as an artist?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Neptunes, Timbaland, Max Martin, James Fauntleroy, Julia Michaels
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, Co-writing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to lay down chords on piano or guitar into Ableton Live, layer a quick drum groove, and record a topline as quickly as possible while the inspiration is still fresh. Once a topline idea is solidified, I go back in on production and flesh it out into a full arrangement.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An openness to possibilities. Music is about trying new things and seeing what sticks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to improvise while still keeping an analytical view on my work in the creative process.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Primarily Pop and I love to draw influence from HipHop and electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To give snares a nice widening effect, throw a stereo reverb with a very short release length on there.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A summation of my influences. Knocking drum grooves mixed with pop-writing sensibilities.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that it's constantly changing and evolving. I love the journey. Every day is a new challenge.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: To be honest, the only argument that I can see in favor of analog over digital is either 1. nostalgia or 2. if a particular device or setup happens to harbor creativity more freely for a particular person than "in-the-box" solutions. But ultimately at this point you can achieve essentially the exact same outcomes digitally without the cost or headache of analog. That being said, I still appreciate analog solutions. I just don't see them as absolutely necessary unless for very specific circumstances.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rebecca Engelhardt: An extremely talented session vocalist and songwriter that I have worked with extensively.