As a musician first, producer second, I've always cared most about what the song itself needed. Forget genre, or influence. Does the music match the story you're trying to tell? If you want another cookie-cutter production so you can cross your song off the list, hire someone else. I'm here to bring you what your music deserves: it's own voice.
I'm a Nashville-based producer with a background in songwriting, and classical composition. To be honest, I never really thought I'd get into producing for anyone but myself. But people kept requesting me to work on their music and I just love working with other people on their art. I have a deep understanding of music theory, and I've been composing professionally for short films for over three years now. I utilize these skills to take my productions to the next level. Let's get weird, let's get experimental.
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Interview with GAVIN GEDDES PRODUCTIONS
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing an indie futuristic pop punk album with a good friend. It's been a dream working with someone I'm so close with, and I'm honored that he wanted me to work on his baby.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love seeing peoples reaction to something I worked on for them. Art is such a delicate thing, and when collaboration happens, there's always that worry that they won't like it. But when it works, it's magical!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more descriptive you are up front about the direction you want it to go, the less revisions will be necessary and the less time it'll take for you to get a production you really love.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: DIY. I love spending time making everything custom, from scratch. Whether it's synthesizers or software instruments, I like putting my own twist on everything, and I take comfort knowing that no one else can use that sound, because I'm the one who made it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to say it's not good enough when it's not. Honesty with your art is one of the hardest things to do, but one of the most important things.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I never use presets. While I definitely use guidelines, I like to create sounds and things from scratch. It helps each song give it's own unique feel.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I help you bring out the little things in the music that makes it uniquely yours. The last 10% that your song needs to really give it the polish and shine before you send it off to distribution.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I let the song play a lot before I start working on a song. Then usually, with direction from the client, I start doing some sketches. After I have a solid idea of what's going on in the song, I'll record the tracks and give the song more character and life
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do production and mixing for indie pop tracks!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on a lot of folk pop, pop projects, but I really want to be working more on the indie alternative side of things.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Focusrite Forte as my main interface (I got lucky because they don't make these babies anymore). An Akai MPK249. Native Instruments Komplete 9. Lots of soft synths. Some JBL 305s. The full version of Melodyne. I work mainly in Studio One 3 Professional but it can easily be exported as a Protools file.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic really inspires me. Mainly because he does it all- songwriting, producing, singing, playing.