Bill Pomerleau

Producer, Musician, Engineer

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A very versatile producer who specializes in film scoring, mixing engineering, songwriting, piano, guitar, vocals, and overall music production.

I will try to fulfill whatever you are looking for. Do you need a producer? Mixer? A session pianist? Guitarist? Do you need someone to compose for a video you are making?

Do you need someone to overdub a quality piano/guitar/keyboard part?

I'm a professional musician of 25 years with 10 years of serious production and engineering experience. Shoot me a message and lets get to work to serve the needs of your music. Easy communication. Professional and quick.

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

Interview with Bill Pomerleau

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: During the pandemic, my friend and amazing songwriting partner wrote a song for the first responders who were saving the world. We tracked the song, mixing and mastered it and paired it with a video of photos from all over the US of nurses, doctors, and other first responders who were on the front lines of the pandemic. It was a beautiful project during a time when we were all out of work. I tracked guitars for it as well as handled the mixing.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm producing a song for a major fashion company which I'm not allowed to say as well as mixing for a whole slew of independent artists.

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

  6. A: I'm pretty new to SoundBetter so...not just yet haha.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both of course. Depends on the source, the genre, and the necessity of one over the other. Sometimes the best choice is to not go analog.

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

  10. A: That we will nail the sound your looking for and we'll keep going until it's right.

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

  12. A: The variety of music and people I get to experience daily. It's wonderful!

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

  14. A: Can you work within a budget? My answer is usually yes and lets chat about it.

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

  16. A: That the mixing process can turn a beat up 1982 Dodge Dart into a vintage Lamborghini. A great recording makes a great mix. Get it right at the source.

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

  18. A: What's your budget? What's your timeline? What's your expectations?

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

  20. A: Reach out and start a dialog. The online "hiring" process can be very impersonal for an artist who's trusting their art with a stranger.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: An iMac, my UAD 710d, a Neumann U67, any MIDI control surface, and my 1962 Fender Strat

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started getting paid to play gigs as a musician 25 years ago and never stopped. I've been a full-time San Diego-based musician for 13 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Open-minded and passionate.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Ben Folds. Because he's incredible and inspiring.

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

  30. A: Before you start coating your production with EQ and compression, try moving your microphone. An inch here or there could be the difference between you needing to EQ/Compress and not. Too much over-processing in a lot of music today.

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

  32. A: Pop, Rock, Soundtrack

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening

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

  36. A: A refined and experienced musician's ear with an emphasis on serving the needs of the song.

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

  38. A: For mixing, usually a week to take the raw multi-tracks and bring them to a final polished mix. For production, it's very genre dependent--could take from a couple days up to a couple weeks. For session work, I can usually turn over a recording within a day, if needed, though I prefer at least two days.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work out of my home in San Diego with a dedicated studio room with acoustic treatment. I run a hybrid system that incorporates some top quality pre-amps (Neve, SSL, UA) and compressors with my Logic Pro rig. I monitor on Yamaha HS-80s with a pair of Auratone cubes to supplement.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: So many. As a mixer, I very much look up to Michael Brauer, Ryan Hewitt, Matthew Weiss, and Craig Bauer. As a producer, Daniel Lanois, Rick Rubin, Jeff Lynne, and Phil Ramone. As a musician, I've always been hugely inspired by many genres: Billy Joel, The Beatles, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer, Oscar Peterson, Beethoven, Chris Martin, Ben Folds, Guster, and the list could go on for days.

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

  44. A: Most of my work comes via word of mouth for mixing, production, or session work. I love to keep open communication and get my clients the mixes/performances they're hoping for.

Terms Of Service

I am very negotiable with terms depending on the needs of the individual project and client. 3-5 revisions typically. Turnaround time for an overdub is 1-2 days. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Gear Highlights
  • SSL
  • Neve
  • UAD 710d
  • Bluey 1176
  • WA 1073
  • Fender guitars
  • Taylor acoustic
  • a whole slew of microphones
  • Kemper amp modeling
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