Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
It was great to produce, engineer, and mix Claire Kelly's EP. It pushed both of us in new directions and helped develop a thriving collaborative relationship.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing a four song EP for an artist duo called Goldwood.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital for just about everything, but analog when you are recording since you can really sweeten up a sound.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Your satisfaction is the most important part. We will make sure to get it right.
What do you like most about your job?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to our work and see if it is the style you are looking for.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A computer with Logic Pro on it, an sm57 mic, an apollo duo, mic cable, and headphones. It is all you need to make music.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
The founder of Elevated Music, Wilson Harwood, studied classical guitar in college. He then toured with a rock band for five years. After the band ended he moved to Nashville and has been producing and mixing for the last four years.
How would you describe your style?
We love getting great sounds at the source. We try to use as much acoustic instruments as possible and then blend that with the modern electronic sounds to create something that has an organic soulful feel mixed with the new modern edge.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
We would love to work with Sarah Jarosz because she has an incredible songwriting style and voice and it would be a pleasure to produce. We would also love to work with Bruno Mars cause his team has some of the most talented people in the industry right now.
Can you share one music production tip?
Try to get the best sound you can at the source. It is always harder to fix a sound in the mix.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of the music we do in Nashville is Americana and Pop based. We also work on some folk and a little bit of country.
What's your strongest skill?
Our strongest skill is mixing and specifically mixing and producing songs for sync. We spend a lot of time researching trends and staying on top of new production styles and techniques to make sure that your song is highly competitive in the sync market.
What do you bring to a song?
We bring a professional ear that can hear the whole song and notice what makes it tick. Every song has an element that makes it unique, like it's fingerprint. The goal is to make that unique element shine and then build the song around it.
What's your typical work process?
Everything is about the song. First we listen to make sure we can create a production or mix that brings out the strongest elements of the song. From there is all about foundation and making it groove.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Elevated Music is a boutique one room professionally acoustically treated studio. We use an Apollo 8 as our converter and have a beautiful Millenia TD-1 mic preamp. We use Logic Pro X and Abelton Live for production and mixing.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
We are inspired by Beck, Jason Isbell, and The Head and The Heart to name a few. Our favorite producers include Max Martin, Rick Rubin, George Martin, Dr. Dre, and Mark Ronson.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
We mainly do mixing and production for songs aimed at sync licensing.