Kelby Dover

Pop Producer with Top40 Vocals

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Hi, I'm Kelby. I'm a producer, songwriter and frontman of signed pop band Kid Politics. I'm known for edgy pop production and dynamic vocals that rival top40 artists. Here on SoundBetter to work on your songs, my knowledge of studio production + passion for quality vocals are sure to bring the vision for your songs to reality.

WHO AM I:
When you need a producer to bring your song to life or a vocalist with a unique and versatile voice, I'm here for you. I'm based in Nashville, TN where I write, produce and sing songs everyday for my band and both signed and independent artists and clients all over the world.

WHAT I DO:
Productions: I take your ideas and demo recordings and create a radio-ready track with your vocals or mine. I specialize in pop music of all kinds and am passionate about capturing your vision in your music. I will mix and can master your song to industry standards.

Vocals: I take your instrumental and demo vocals and record radio-quality vocals you can drag+drop into your session. I can send dry or mixed to your instrumental.

MY PROMISE:
Whether you bring me on to produce or sing on your song, you will get my best work every time. I work hard for you and will make sure you are 100% happy with your song.

I would love to hear about your project and how I can help.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Languages

  • English

11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marilyn H.
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    Kelby, many thanks for the job you did on my pop song. Fantastic production, wonderful vocal, catching the nuance of the lyrics. Overall great effort in making this a memorable track.

  2. Review by Gary
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    I used Kelby for vocals on a previous song and was very impressed. So this time he produced the song in addition to singing on it. It came out even better than I hoped for. The production was modern, vocals exceptional, and Kelby clearly put in the effort to treat my song as an artist and not just a demo producer. He's easy to work with, patient, extremely talented, and is a great guy. I'm looking forward to working on another project with Kelby very soon.

  3. Review by Leonardo
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    Great producer, helped me with the creative aspect and also the technical aspect of mixing and mastering by adding a lot of width and making the vocals stand out.

    Kelby is very dedicated and always responds in time.

  4. Review by krissie k.
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    Awesome vocals from Kelby, great tone and very professional. A great experience all round.

  5. Review by Karl K.
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    Another great vocal from Kelby! Thanks!!

  6. Review by Karl K.
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    Seriously awesome vocals, Kelby rocked the track! Great performance, recording, delivery and communication! A total pro!

  7. Review by Rick Balentine
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    Kelby totally rocked my client's track! We were very happy with his work and his musicianship!

  8. Review by Andrew
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    Awesome singer and great delivery!

  9. Review by Ocean
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    very professional

  10. Review by Simon
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    Great working with Kelby. Great vocalist who is also reliable. We did a short demo and everything was to my satisfaction, thanks!

  11. Review by Lincoln
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    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

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I love my studio setup. I have an entire building I've built on my property dedicated to music production and recording. I use a Logic Pro X with a UAD interface. I record vocals with an SM7b with a cloudlifter and have really dialed in my vocal chain. I have about every mainstream plugin you can imagine and am more than happy to get nerdy about it :)

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: I tend to lean toward alt pop, but can think outside of my own preferences.

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

  6. A: I work on a lot of types of music, but really focus on pop, indie pop, alt pop, pop/rock and TV/film

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

  8. A: When producing, I typically study the demo as well as any references sent. I spend a ton of time making sure I hit the mark for what they're looking for. For vocal tracking, I typically receive the demo vocals from 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.

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

  10. A: I typically start with producing the chorus. When I get the chorus feeling good, then I move to the verses and rest of the song to make them feel like they lead to the chorus.

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

  12. A: I promise you that I will be easy to work with and you will love the final product we create together.

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

  14. 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 so we can discuss our agreements.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: I would advise potential customers to A/B the emotion and selling factor of my production and even my vocals with others online. I'm sure they will hear that I come at the production as an attentive and invested producer.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My strongest skill is being able to understand the emotion and the moment you want to achieve with your song and be able to translate that into a real recording.

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

  20. 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, but someone who understands how much you care about your song and put the amount of attention into detail as I would my own project. I also really believe the quality of my vocals is better than most session vocalists.

  21. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  22. A: At this time, no.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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.

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: If I'm available... the answer is typically yes!

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

  30. A: The biggest misconception is probably the simplicity of my job. To produce or sing a record well is a lot of hard work.

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

  32. A: I am constantly producing songs for clients. Sometimes I am also hired to be the singer on the song as well.

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