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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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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