Upper Reality

Soulful Mixing, Producing

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I add a bit of soul to every piece of music that I do. As a 15 year veteran in the music world, I know what sounds good and connects to listeners every time, from every genre except hair metal.

I do mixing, producing, and background track creation, affordably.

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

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  1. Review by Rob H.
    by Rob H.

    Upper Reality created and mixed a jingle for me for my plumbing company that I still use for advertising. Great service, positive, humble attitude, overall would recommend!!

Interview with Upper Reality

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

  2. A: https://soundcloud.com/upper-reality/sets/upper-reality I did the whole thing except for the mastering (even the cover art) -- and was really happy with how it turned out.

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

  4. A: A remix for a singer.

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

  6. A: No but again I'd definitely recommend clients shop around

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. Analog is a cool selling point but when it comes down to it it's more of a posh-talk ploy. Same as "wav" vs "mp3" -- I bet you can't tell the difference but you tell all your friends it's a big deal.

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

  10. A: I'll give my all to make your project pop.

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

  12. A: Listening to different things and learning more about my craft.

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

  14. A: "can you put, like, a frog sound in there?" Nope, can't do that. "can you do it for --" I can do it for the amount I advertised. "How many revisions?" 2 free ones

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

  16. A: I have an Economics degree, if that says anything. But I have been doing this consistently despite all other outside conflicts for 8 years.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Soulful, jazzy, but still versatile.

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

  20. A: SZA, because I feel like we would make sense together

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

  22. A: Don't waste your time collecting sounds. Just start creating and keep creating.

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

  24. A: R&B and Soul music

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Pitch Correction and creating a "fullness"

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

  28. A: Soul. Also timing, perfect pitch, and a perfectionism that won't let me submit anything less than a beautiful song.

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

  30. A: Everything depends on the song. The fundamental thing I do each time is listen.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I have an at-home setup, using Ableton and Waves Plugins for mixes.

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

  34. A: Iman Omari is an incredible producer. Timbaland has a reputation for being very particular about the types of sounds he uses so I am partial to him as well. As far as mixing goes, the mixers from the old analog days that did the Motown sound accomplished some complicated things that people with high-tech technology can't even figure out nowadays.

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

  36. A: I mainly do mixing, vocal editing, and percussion work.

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

  38. A: That any two of us are the same in any way.

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

  40. A: What genre are you looking for? And how much creative input do you want from me?

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

  42. A: Definitely ask them to do a trial to see which mixes you like. Also try not to seek out a mixer or producer on a time crunch--it's easier for us to push money out of you

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

  44. A: My computer, my keyboard, my interface, and my 2 speakers.

Terms Of Service

For multiple projects, please pay me per track. For everything, I'd like a 50% deposit before I start working.

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