Accomplished vocalist, writer & producer who brings professionalism & excellence to music
***PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU ORDER***
Greetings! I provide soulful vocals on projects across numerous genres including pop, R&B, hip hop & gospel. Please send an mp3 demo & your song ideas. I sing on many projects but it is important that I be a good fit for your project.
Berklee College of Music Graduate (Sum Cum Laude)
National TV Appearances on BET, MTV Asia & MTV Logo
Hooks written & recorded for TechNine, Insane Clown Posse & Spice 1
Former recording engineer for Keith Clizzark, Snoop Dogg's producer
Owner, D.O.P. E. Recording Studio (open 6 days a week)
Named Houston's Ultimate Music Multitasker (The Houston Chronicle)
Here's My Heart (film) - 2018
Courage Award - 2015
BET's Sunday Best (TV) - 2013
Fresh Award - 2011
Most Powerful Voices, finalist - 2010
Pick Up the Mic (film) 2007
The New York Times (print)
Computer Music Magazine (print)
Blues and Soul (print)
"Speechless..." - Yolanda Adams, 5x Grammy winner
"A beautiful voice..." - Kirk Franklin, 12x Grammy winner
"Rich voice..." - CeCe Winans, 2018 Grammy winner
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Interview with Montreea
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Cast on the 6th season of BET's Sunday Best after beating out 15,000 singers
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A mixtape, Tranformer and a book, My Escape From Sodom
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be professional and to deliver my best.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music allows me to breathe and dream. I love to dream.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, back of the woods Louisiana church style singing
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bloodpop - love his innovative production techniques!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Just joined site but hoping to network.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - it's faster.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do I charge? My answer - what's your budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy and only requires Autotune.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What emotions are you attempting to portray with the project? What is your budget? What styles do you like and dislikee?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You get what you pay for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Avalon, AKG 414, Ableton Push 2, Vintech, VocAlign Pro
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel and R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My faith and work ethic...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path began as a child studying classical. From there, I gained my degree at Berklee College of Music and toured extensively. Following national television appearances on MTV Logo and BET, I became an in demand singer in both live and studio appearances. I was crippled a few years ago and I am working fervently to be taken seriously again. I can't walk but I can sing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is sometimes more.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring professionalism and excellence to a song. I deliver clean mixes and vocals in a timely manner.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When recording vocals, I typically listen to the client's ideas and build from that. I may record various scratch ideas and upon client approval, build from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use an analog mixer, the Behringer Eurodesk MX9000. My mics include the heralded Rode NT1A, the Blu Baby Bottle and the classic Shure SM57. My preamps include the industry standard Focusrite ISA One and the ART Professional Tube Channel. Processors include DualFex Pro, Ultra Gain Pro, TC Helicon Voice Live and more. The studio also uses the Tascam UH-7000 (soundcard) and various software including Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Audition and more. The studio monitors are the award winning Event 20/20 monitors. Hundreds of softsynths and plugins are available as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have worked and or shared stages with many artists who inspire me including Bobby Blue Bland (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Percy Sledge (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Fantasia, Kirk Franklin, Keith Clizzark (Snoop Dogg's producer), Insane Clown Posse, Spice 1 and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically sing and arrange vocals on records. I also record and mix records.