Producer/Songwriter and Vocalist with 9 years experience, Experience in top10, TV and film soundtrack. Logic Pro certified. Interested in projects regarding making releasable music. Love to turn rough demos to turn into radio ready hits.
With over 9 years experience in the music industry , I specialise in producing pop music and love creating melodic productions. Having written my own songs that have reached the Irish charts, I also specialise in writing and recording radio ready vocals.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Calvin Scully
Calvin has been professional and very easy to work with on my project. He took my ideas and built upon them and offered suggestions to improve the song and recording. I am very pleased with Calvin's work and would definitely recommend him!
Of course there are a lot of keyboard player sround here, but when I look for someone who could play on my production I always look for that magic. Calvin has that magic, that turnend my song into something special.
Played exactly what I has in mind,. And delivered a quick turnaround. I can highly recommend this talented guy,
Interview with Calvin Scully
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am quite proud of the song i produced when i was in the duo Stage One. It was called ' Chance with Me' and had huge success within Ireland.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now i am working on a theme song for a world famous production company who are creating a new show.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you are looking for a Top vocalist I would highly recommend Tiffany Fred, as I am a huge fan of her songwriting skills and voice.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I have forever used digital as i create custom synths as well as replicate popular sounds, so definitely digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to only take on board a track if i really believe it i something i can make great. If i feel it would be better to refer you to a more suited producer, I will. I wont take on a project just to make money.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music , so obviously to be able to work with this is amazing!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will a project take. It really depends on how far the project is and what state its at.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people will email me to master projects , i mix projects but very rarely master :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Id like to know exactly what way they want the finished project to sound like! Even if its vague!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're looking for me to do a project regarding vocals don't be shy to show me a work in progress because that what I'm here to help with!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MY MACBOOK, My microphone, my phone, Food obviously, and a power supply? :P
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: So I'm a self taught musician starting from the early age of 4 and had a natural ear for music. As a self taught pianist/keyboardist and Music Producer . In 2009 I started hitting the airwaves at the age of 15 with my release of 'Torn apart' A dance track that was picked up and playlisted on radio station 2FM by presenters Ruth Scott and Damian Farrelly which made it number one on numerous national download sites.Then touted as Ireland's answer to Cascada , Yann Peifer of Cascada showed keen interest and support. I've had song placements on many TV shows in Ireland ,Portugal and Australia. After many years of Studying and perfecting my Production skills,In 2013 I Formed a Pop duo called Stage One with fellow duo member Ovié Etsyetsé who is also a Singer/Songwriter and one of Ireland's highly sought after and talented Music Video Directors. Combining our talents, we released our Debut single and Music video on VEVO ,which was released on Irish Airwaves in 2013 and were support act for JLS and Kodaline.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Justin Bieber meets EDM
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ariana Grande because her vocal flexibility is next to none.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start slow and don't add unnecessary/irrelevant things to the mix. Give the mix time to breathe and it will come together itself.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually its Mainstream/Chart pop! Its can range to dance and EDM and sometimes i create soundtracks :)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is most likely melody writing, i love the moment when ive created a nice emotional melody, i think one of most important parts of a song is the melody, but obviously every part is important!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can sum this up in one word, I'm a perfectionist. If i think a song ive written is 'ok' i wont use it. I keep going until what i've written moves me in some way, then you know its gonna be good :)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on what Im doing of course. If its songwriting usually i come up with the concept , leave that and then try to create a really catchy/melodic hook. I am for emtional melodies good rhythm and pop based chords.Then the process just flows naturally.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My equipment ranges from 2 mac monitors with m-audio interfaces and state of the art mis including my new addition the MXL genesis, which is a little gem :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin is my idol, perfect example of a superstar producer!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, Vocals For Demos, Mixing, Full Production and Demo transformation!