Hey! My name is Taylor Sparks. I am a musician, producer, engineer, mix engineer, and songwriter managed by Randy Jackson. I have been honored to work with my favorite artists in the industry and lucky enough to be working alongside some of the best in the biz.
Credits include: Ryan Tedder, Kelsea Ballerini, Waka Flocka,Neon Hitch, Azealia Banks, Maxine (Pharrell Williams) Roxxy Montana (X - Factor) Keith Urban, Jimmy Barnes,Journey, Joe Bonamassa, Casey Abrhams (American Idol), KMAC (American Idol) RA THE RUGGED MAN (Jive records, independent) Eamon (Jive Records, independent) Sirah (Atlantic records)
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Taylor is an incredible producer. I am working with him on two pop projects and he is killing it. The sounds are clean and top notch. He's very easy going and receptive to feedback. His number one goal is definitely to make the track great. Highly recommend.
Great producer, mixer & songwriter. No bs, his goal is make sure the song is great
Interview with Taylor Sparks
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My every day is getting to know my client and start to create a track within the vibe of the conversation. That’s when I feel the energy never fails and it just becomes tunnel vision.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Louis Bell
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently running the latest MacBook Pro i7 6 core with Ableton and pro tools. Mostly all digital minus a few boutique analog pieces.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Start with a basic track and create around the vocal/song. Or create a track and then let the track guide the vocal melody.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring excitement, quality, freshness.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Doing what the song needs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop,urban,hip hop, trap, country.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Choose the sounds that will work in your mix nearly instantly. Don’t spend too much time trying to make something work when its not organically happening.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with John Bellion and create crazy sounds and have no rules.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, agressive, yet polished. Often dark and moody.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been producing for 10 years. But I have been in the industry playing in band for 18 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, midi, headphones, hard drive, and a telecaster.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pick someone who you can have a hilarious conversation with and have a good time, while making history.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals? What are your fears? Where do you see yourself in 5,10 years? What makes you who you are?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That all I do is make a beat. I see the song from start to release.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What’s your turn around time? 1 day.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to create and play with sounds all day!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I’ll work until you are satisfied.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whichever gets the record done.