Hello my name is Henry Smith but you can call me Mars or NaaDwomo or Henry. Im a singer songwriter based in, CT. I write for multiple genres, produce, arrange and engineer. I steward the Lords Studio and will complete your work in a timely and professional manner. I only work with Gospel and CCM artists. Peace
I specialize in writing for many different genres. Past and current clients have described me as a Holy Spirit led and filled melodic, fast and efficient writer, producer. I also audio engineer and produce original beats or can remake beats. .
Services I Provide:
- Songwriting (melody and lyrics)
- Lyric Writing
- Demo Vocals
- 25% Credit for writing melody and lyrics (complete song)
- 25% Credit for writing only the lyrics, only the melody, or only the chorus
- 25% Credit for co-writes and edits.
- 25% Production Credit
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
11 ReviewsEndorse Mars the Messenger
He claims to be a gospel producer but he is a wolf in sheep's clothing. HE preaches a false prosperity Gospel and has refused to work with me because I am aware of what the bible says and don't wish to cherry pick verses .
He is one of those preachers that likes to tickle ears and i make music that is not only encouraging in these times of tribulation but also giving knowledge of what the bible says the whole Bible .
When I first walk into mars studio and see Henry Smith (studio engineer) in action I knew then this is where I needed to be working musically , I saw and still seeing the excellent gift and tallent he operate in , it’s amazing, don’t take my word for it , get yourself an appointment and be amaze like I am still am .
This guy right here is the truth! Working with Mars has definitely been a great experience. He’s my go to guy! My projects are handled with care and polished to the T every time.
This guy does it all. Whatever your vision is, he got you. Any genre, any sound. Professional.
Henry Smith is a gifted producer, audio engineer, vocalist and songwriter! Mars studio can meet the needs of ANY artist in any genre. It is an atmosphere well suited for creative musical combustion! I highly recommend Henry and Making a Resl Sound studio. My husband and I have grown tremendously as artists because of Henry. We are both happily working on our second projects at MARS.
Henry's knowledge of Audio Engineering and Production is vast. I always have a grest experience in his studio and his ability to coach both experienced as well as new artists never ceases to amaze me!! Making A Real Sound is 100% as legit as the music industry gets. If your a serious artists, company, or independent entrepreneur, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Henry. Highly efficient and the best bang for the buck!!
You’ll be able to come here and watch your vision flourish! Amazing atmosphere, great vibes. There’s really nothing like M.A.R.S in our area, actually in all of Connecticut to be honest.
My first time in the studio happened here! I have to say I felt comfortable, supported, and able to freely express my creativity. I fell in love with the environment because it was so inspiring and welcoming, really felt like part of a family!
Mars will continue to put out quality work. Everything in Mars is on point. Henry is a master at his job. The work he does on a daily basis in Mars is priceless.
Great ears on Henry - mixes always have superb balance and intelligent use of eq and compression.
M.A.R.S. accommodated me into turning a vision and sound in my head into fruition. It was such a positive,great experience,I told him what sound I wanted,and he made it happen. This includes my intro,all the way to the outro. What I also thought was great was the strive for perfection,meaning,he let me know if I needed to redo that take,if needed be. M.A.R.S. followed through with
His bargain 100% I will definitely be returning,thank you.. God bless
Interview with Mars the Messenger
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The RellyRellMoney "Ambition of a champion" project. I produced every beat and cowrote on songs and sang on a few. This was our second project together and I feel the music and the sound was way better than the first. He just finished filming youngin and its fire. Rellyrellmoney- youngin on YouTube.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My ep and I just finished a mix for a 12 year old singer named Aniah Scott. She dope and has an anthem of a record on bullying. That I wrote with her but arranged and produced.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm digital but I record with my neve which gives me that beautiful analog sound. I am mainly in the box bc I do not have the funds to get alot of outboard gear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To get job done in a Professional Stressfree and Timely manner.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The texts I get from clients after they hear their mastered versions, but on a personal note I love being able to make an honest living working in and with music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why are you not on yet? Why havent you made it? How long did it take you to become a good writer? Are you ever going to put music out? Can I sleep here? Lol
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them about their vision, What they hear and what they want to hear, what they want people to feel and how we can go about making this piece as original as possible without going too far left.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please be detailed in your description of what you want. If you need examples or reference tracks to show me an idea then please feel free to do so. I'm real guy. I'm very easy going so do not be afraid to communicate with me and know that when you choose me for a job that I will put my best efforts into it. I work hard and even harder to get the job done.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My neve preamp. aston spirit mic. labtop. Midi keyboard. All necessary wires.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After college I worked on Death Row and the Gang units as a correctional officer in Somers Connecticut at Northern CI. After 5 years I made it on American Idol season 10 as a contestant. That experience drew my passion even stronger. I then worked for 3 more years and resigned and opened a studio in my house in 2014. Then moved to a commercial space in 2016 and changed the name from studio mars to making a real sound. Mars. I had no audio engineering experience and had to fall on my face many times with horrible mixes. Until It started clicking and boosting and cutting frequencies began making sense. I've been an aspiring singer artist since 2002. I am 35 now and still on the hunt.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Well I love to use afrobeat elements. I grew up in a Ghanaian household were all the music played by my parents was afrobeat or hylife music. Certain drum and percussion sounds and warped percussion I like to incorporate in my style. Cant leave out the soul.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Jackson. He was the only artist I wanted to work with. There was so much to learn from him. I used to study his mannerisms dances and harmonies. I was all in. I fell in love with music because of him. I discovered his music while living overseas in Germany in the 80s as a youngin. If you were to ask me now who'd I'd want to work with I would say Timbaland, or DJ Khaled on the production side and Drake, Tank, Jermaine Jackson, Janet, Madonna Garth Brooks Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan on the artist side.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to use stereo imaging on certain instruments in my beats and background vocals in my recordings.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Country, Pop, Gospel
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul. I believe I bring soul to a song a real sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the work I have to do. If I am constructing a full song I will dot down the concept and try to channel it into a movie or experience I've had or am recreating. Then I will open up my logic and produce a melody the words just come as the melody and hook line gets stronger. I finish the beat go over the words and do touch ups. Bring the mic out the booth and record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am in the process of purchasing better studio monitors. I am looking at the passive JBL 6332 for midfield / main monitors with the no matching but workable jbl s12 subs with an Apollon amp. I currently have jbl and krk powered nearfields and a pair of ns10s. I'm using a Neve Shelford series mic pre eq compressor rack which is connected to my Aston Spirit Microphone. I am also using a 16 channel Digidesign pro control mixing board as my control surface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have always been a big fan of Timberland, Ryan Leslie, Tim and Bob, Babyface, R. Kelly, Tank as producers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most work I do for my clients is mix/record or write and produce full songs.