I'm a songwriter and producer who specializes in Pop and R&B. With every track I work on, I try to bring something unique to the table - something new that we haven't heard before.
I specialize in writing and producing a wide spectrum of R&B and Pop music for projects ranging from commercial synchs to artist's albums. Whatever the project is, my goal is to elevate your music to the next level.
I am also a trained jazz saxophonist and can do session work remotely. I can arrange horn lines, play solos, or just give your song some added texture.
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Interview with Spencer H
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Producing is my strongest skill.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio set up in my home in a sound-treated room and enough space to record vocals and other acoustic instruments, but not big enough for drums. I run Pro Tools and Logic through my iMac with an Apollo 8-rack, and listen back on a pair of Focal Alpha 65 studio monitors. Instruments: Tenor, Alto, and Soprano saxophones (I am a saxophonist), Upright piano, Nord Electro 5, Fender Telecaster, Emperor Joe Pass electric guitar, Crafter acoustic guitar, Fender P-Bass, Percussion instruments (shakers, tambourine, etc.), Novation 49 Launchkey midi controller
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will be timely, responsive, and that I will work to make your product as amazing as we possibly can.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My all-time favorites are Prince and Stevie Wonder, but in terms of current professionals - I'm really inspired by the work I see coming from producers like Louie Bell, Andrew Watt, Blake Mills, Greg Kurstin, and Oak Felder.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been making music my whole life, but professionally for about 7 years. I started playing in bands, and then moved to New York with my band The Rooks in 2012. In 2016 I started making my own music and working with other artists, and have been producing and writing for other people ever since.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on R&B and pop music, but I've also worked in indie, folk, singer-songwriter, funk, and jazz.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For every song I make, I try to find that one element that is going to stand out. Something unique that will give the listener a reason to come back and listen again. Sometimes that means creating a new sound that I've never heard before, sometimes it's a vocal harmony, sometimes it's just a catchy phrase. In this musical landscape with more content being pumped out from bedrooms and professional recording studios all over the world, it's so critical to be able to make your mark in a unique way. That's what I try to do - give the listener something to latch onto.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically if somebody asks me to write something for them, I'll start with a small idea like a melody or instrument part and then build around it. I think it's important to find your key component and then shape the song around that. Usually it takes me about a day to get a full demo written and produced and in good enough shape where I feel like I can present it to somebody as a clearly articulated thought.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am most accustomed to creating tracks top to bottom - writing the melody and words, and then shaping the arrangement around it. I also have experience creating arrangements of songs for people with a melody and chords already written. Whatever it is - I try to put some sort of unique element into each song, whether it's a particular sound that I've never heard before, or some sort of phrase that gets stuck in your head.