Experienced guitarist, producer and mixing engineer. I've worked with Top-40 country artist Todd O'Neill, pop/rock band Live By Satellite and many more. My goal is to meet the needs of the artist and take their project to the level it deserves. Dynamics, taste, and a little edge is the name of the game.
I'm an independent producer, session guitarist and mix engineer offering remote and in-person services to help bring your project to it's max potential. I've toured across the US playing guitar with pop/rock band Live By Satellite, Top-40 country artist Todd O'Neill and many others. My goal is to take your project to the next level and give it the quality it deserves with modern, dynamic mixes, edgy playing, top-notch gear and a developed ear to make it stand out in a saturated market. Whether it's pop, rock, country or alternative, I can give it the extra push it needs to compete in your genre. As a producer, I also have a close network of seasoned Nashville musicians that I can utilize when the project calls for it.
Session guitar: Acoustic, electric and bass guitar (Lead, rhythm and textures).
Mixing & Editing: Vocal comping & tuning, Drum programming, Loop & Synth programming, Drum editing & sampling,
Songwriter demos: Can provide all instrumentation for demos.
Licensing and Distribution assistance.
All services can be done remotely and/or in-person.
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Reviews (6)Endorse Corey Lawson
Corey was awesome to work with. He was so patient with me and explained everything, as this was my first experience recording in the studio. He did a great job of listening carefully to what I wanted my EP to sound like yet expressed his thoughts and opinions and added so many great artistic details that I would have never thought of. I've had countless positive comments on the production of my EP
Great to work with, good vision of ideas and sharp ear. Enjoy working in studio and on stage on the road as well. Look forward to more collaborations in the future.
I have worked with Corey on multiple projects including a solo album and full band compositions. I have found Corey to do exactly what he says he will do, and that means putting forth amazing effort to take your project to the next level. Corey is an extremely talented musician and producer. I have never been around someone so easy to work with and so skilled at what they do.
True professional! Preparred, punctual, performer who looks the part too! Ive only ever played music with corey but if he brings any of the same characteristics to mixing/engineering that he does to live performances, youll be happy with having him on board!
Easy to work with, a tasteful player, and a multiple threat behind the console. I highly recommend getting Corey on your project.
My band and I had a stellar experience recording with Corey. We got exactly the sound we wanted, a great recording experience and even a killer deal. His mixing and producing are top notch and he was always willing to jump in to do session recording for us, too. I would recommend him to any artist regardless of genre. I hope to work with him again in the future!
Interview with Corey Lawson
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dan Huff, John Mayer, Shawn Tubbs, David Gilmore, Ed Sheeran, Rick Beato, Brian Hood, John Paul White
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Ehhh.. I love analog gear, but DIGITAL! It's too easy not to love.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always put the client first and deliver the music the way they intended it to be.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music. Plain and simple
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer, because he's the shiz.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always go with your gut.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop/Rock and country
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Dynamic instrumentation and depth and clarity in my mixes.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Melody, catchy hooks, edgy textures to give the mix depth, vocal polishing, big drum sounds, killer guitar solos (when suited)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: -For a remote guitar session, I will normally request the instrumental tracks with the vocal separated if possible. I'll then track all electric and/or acoustic parts and send them zero-aligned to the artist. -For a mixing or editing project: I take the stems- comp the best takes, edit/quantize where needed, tune the vocals, and build the mix with my templates. -If I'm producing a project from start to finish: I like to meet with the clients first and do some pre-prod, then demo some of the best tracks once we've hashed them out. Once demos are done, I book time at a larger studio (which I have access to) to get the band together and get all the live drum sounds (when required). From there, all the overdubs can be done in my studio.... Then mix, master, deliver!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work mainly out of my small overdub studio running a Mac Pro with PT12, a 003+, JBL monitors and a bunch of plugins.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Currently, I mostly do session guitar work, mixing and editing.