I am a Nashville-based artist/producer/songwriter. Fronting a nationally touring pop band, I am known for my dynamic vocals and impressive range that rivals top40 artists. Here on SoundBetter to work on your songs, my knowledge of studio production and passion for quality vocals are sure to bring the vision for your songs to reality.
You need vocals for your song, so why not hire a professional?
The process is simple.
You send me your instrumental, lyrics, and a reference of the melody and I send you high quality vocals for you to drag and drop onto your track.
I am recording in a Shure SM7B with a cloudlifter, Apollo Twin MKII, and Logic Pro X.
~ PACKAGES ~
$75 - One lead vocal
$125 - Lead vocal with 1 double and 1 harmony or octave
$175 - Lead vocal with 2 doubles, infinite harmonies, octaves, and all other BGVs needed.
~ GEAR ~
Shure SM7B w/ Cloudlifter
Apollo Twin MKII
Logic Pro X
~ REVISIONS ~
Upon delivery, I will gladly make the amount of revisions listed on the gig. However, any changes to your original lyric or melody should not be considered revisions to my work and I will charge an extra revision fee.
If you have any questions or want to discuss your project or need a rush order, please contact me.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
5 ReviewsEndorse Kelby Dover
Kelby totally rocked my client's track! We were very happy with his work and his musicianship!
Awesome singer and great delivery!
Great working with Kelby. Great vocalist who is also reliable. We did a short demo and everything was to my satisfaction, thanks!
Kelby has a fantastic voice! He gave me lots of great tracks for a song with some difficult to sing lyrics, and he did great. A really nice match for Coldplay. Highly recommended!
Interview with Kelby Dover
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is recording my studio vocals for clients. I also produce a lot of pop songs whether it be as a demo or full production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by writers/artists like Ryan Tedder who write and produce for not only their own project but also for others at the top of the pop world.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio setup in my home where I produce and record vocals. I use a Logic Pro X with a UAD interface. I record vocals with an SM7b with cloudlifter. I use melodyne to tune vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For vocal tracking, I typically receive the demo vocals for the client, the instrumental track and the lyrics. I then listen through the song and any references they may have sent. I then go through the song piece by piece trying to grab the emotion of the song as best as possible. When I am producing for a client, I typically listen to their demo multiple times as well as any references they sent. I spend a ton of time making sure I hit the mark for what they're looking for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am first and foremost an artist myself and so I approach each and every song with the care like it's my own release. I come at each song as not just a random hired-gun singer, but someone who understands how to sing and produce each song like an artist. I also really believe the quality of my vocals is better than most session vocalists.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is probably being able to take a musical idea to the next level. Whether I'm asked to write the melody to a set of written lyrics or write a better melody than what was already written, I feel very confident in my ability as a singer and writer to elevate the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I normally work on pop/dance music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I typically start with producing the chorus. When I get the chorus feeling good, then I use those elements in the verses, but just strip it back a bit to keep the song feeling similar throughout.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Ryan Tedder mainly because I think his writing is brilliant and we could create something really solid.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop music with a leaning toward rock.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing and recording vocals for about 5 years. I moved to Nashville to start a pop band and do this more consistently in 2015
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro Neumann Mic UAD Apollo Interface MIDI Keyboard Martin Acoustic
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advice potential customers to a/b the emotion and selling factor of my vocal with others online. I'm sure they will hear that I give more feel than just a typical session vocalist singing the part.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I typically ask about their proposed timeline and make sure I can meet their deadlines. I also ask how the song will be used.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is probably the simplicity of my job. To produce or sing a record well is a lot of hard work.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I'm available... the answer is typically yes!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the creative process of the studio, so I'm thankful I get to be creative and help others with that process daily.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will love what you receive from me and be proud of the final product.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I grew up in the digital age, so I'm a fan of emulated plugins mainly because of their accessibility and price versus analog.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: At this time, no.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am in a pop band and I am writing and producing the next record at the moment.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I'm most proud of I can't discuss at the moment because of NDA. But it's productions and songs I've written that are currently being pitched and cut by ad agencies with national brands.